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We “catch” the students who are on the verge
of completely falling out of the education
system. Acknowledge provides training and
supervision to therapist interns who, in turn,
provide counseling to students attending San
Mateo County Court and Community Schools.
100% of these students are on probation or
have been expelled. They are considered most
at-risk because they are exposed to poverty,
gangs, unstable homes and/or abuse in their
daily lives. Students often share that our
counselors are the first adult they have a
positive relationship with.
Acknowledge Alliance provides a full breadth of school-based services wherever students and educators need
it most. Our therapists offer guidance to educators and upcoming mental health professionals to help them
effectively address students’ underlying social and emotional needs that sometimes hinder learning. Together,
we create a consistent safety net on the frontline to keep students positively engaged in school regardless of
their circumstances—ultimately leading to graduation, personal fulfillment and lifelong success.
The prevalence of mental
disorders among youth in
the general population is
estimated to be about 22%;
the prevalence rate for
youth in the juvenile justice
system is as high as 60%.
9 to 12
Court and
Community
Schools
The Catch Before the Fall
“Counseling was helpful
to me because I felt I had
someone I can trust and
count on. It made me feel
like people actually cared
about me.” — Student
Nearly 50% of teachers
leave their profession
within the first 5 years.
Over 3 million elementary
and middle school students
are suspended per year.
K to 8
Schools
The Beginning Foundation
The relationship between students and
teachers is at the heart of learning.
Providing support to educators helps them
better support and teach students. Starting
at an early age, we shape the foundation
for school readiness and achievement by:
ü Mentoring educators through 1:1
consultations and support groups
ü Embedding social emotional learning for
the whole classroom
ü Offering counseling for students
“I feel like I am more
relaxed at work, more
able to empathize with
my students, and a better,
calmer, role model for
the kids.” —Teacher
Over 3 million public school
students dropped out of
high school in 2013.
Only 43% of California
students report feeling
connected to their school.
Public
High
Schools
The Transition to Success
After students exit from the Court and
Community Schools, we help them
smoothly transition back into their public
high school by providing counseling and
resources on campus. New challenges
students often encounter include peer
pressure and anonymity in a large school.
Our counselors help students navigate the
school system and motivate them to realize
their full potential. Thoughts of attending
college, becoming employed, and having a
positive lifestyle are now within reach.
“I want to thank my
counselor for all she’s
done and all the support
that she has given me.
She made me be a stronger
person.” —Student
A Resilient &
Compassionate
Safety Net
FORMERLY The Cleo Eulau Center
Founded in 1994, Acknowledge Alliance is focused on creating classrooms where students want to learn and teachers
want to teach. We provide a full breadth of school-based services wherever students and educators need the most support.
Our impact reaches over 300 educators and 4,000 students in 18 schools within Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
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Educator Awards
Robyn Cherry, Math & Science Teacher
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Student Award
Nick Jasso, Sequoia High School Student
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When teachers face stress and
burnout from classroom demands,
When students struggle under
pressure and experience adversities,
When schools cope with tragic loss,
Acknowledge Alliance helps
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provide guidance,
cultivate resilience,
build strengths,
and restore hope.
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Robyn Cherry
On top of the already difficult social and emotional changes middle school
brings, so many of our students are struggling with stressors outside of school
that I can’t even imagine having to deal with. Despite these circumstances, they
still show up to school. That’s my inspiration. They show up to school, so I have
the opportunity to help them build their character.
I can teach them compassion and empathy: to always treat others with kindness
because you never know what they’re going through. I have the opportunity to
teach my students coping mechanisms and how to be resilient, how to
persevere through tough times, how to make difficult choices, and how to be a
good friend. Because I take advantage of this opportunity, I think students feel
safe, supported, confident, and often times just happy in my classroom.
This is what has inspired me everyday of my past 9 years of teaching. We can’t
get students to understand how to divide fractions or explain the theory of
Continental Drift when they are worried, anxious, angry, or depressed. When
we teach the “whole child” they feel taken care of, which means we can get to
focusing on that math and science.
Math & Science Teacher
Columbia Middle School
Sunnyvale School District
Outstanding
Educator
If you think back on your school days, I’m sure you all remember
one teacher (hopefully more than one) who was your favorite
or who stood out as special because of who she or he was as a
person and because of the relationship s/he had with you and
with your classmates.
Robyn is one of those special teachers and it is a privilege to
honor her today for her commitment to young people, their
learning experience and their growth.
Since our mission at Acknowledge Alliance is centered on
building relationships, I want to share some comments from
people Robyn works with every day at school.
Here’s some of what her Principal, Mary Beth Allmann, had to
say about her:
“If I’m 'stuck' in my office, I can go into Robyn’s class
and it turns my day around. She’s the perfect example
of showing how creating a really strong socially-emotionally
sound or supportive classroom links to academic performance.
She creates a safe space, a community where the students
know she cares about them and when they can ask questions,
support each other...and where everybody’s learning.”
Robyn’s partner in Columbia’s collaboration with Stanford Univer-
sity’s Partnership Program (UPP), Jessica Salazar Adams, had this
to say about working with Robyn:
“I feel entirely blessed to have been given the opportunity to
work so closely with Ms. Cherry this year. When I started
working at Columbia Middle School four years ago, Ms. Cherry
did not hesitate to welcome me with open arms. Over the
years, I've grown to know just how sweet and compassionate
she is and the children’s adoration towards her serves as a true
testament to her making a difference in their lives.”
It’s clear that Robyn makes a difference with everyone she comes
in contact with, especially the 11, 12, and 13 year olds who are
lucky to have her as their teacher, their families who she reaches
out to and connects with, and the staff who experience her caring,
calm, and, I would add, loving presence and spirit.
— Jean Hamilton, LMFT
Resilience Consultant
Melinda Fore
Educational Services Manager
Community Schools Program
San Mateo County Office of Education
I grew up in Breckenridge, Texas which is a small town about 90 miles west
of Fort Worth. I graduated from Texas Tech University and Texas Christian
University. Fourteen years ago I moved to the Bay Area. What a wonderful
place to live and work! When I am not working, I enjoy movies, baseball,
college football, theater—especially Broadway musicals, and curling up with
a good book.
I have been an educator for just over 20 years, 11 of those years as a principal.
In addition to my administrative experience, I have been a classroom teacher
and a Reading Recovery teacher.
It is an honor to be at the helm of the Community Schools Program where
the adults are in a prime position to truly support young people. I find the
students in my program to be some of the brightest and most talented
students with whom I have worked. It is my hope that the time students
spend in the Community Schools Program provides a respite—a time of
reflection and renewed hope!
Outstanding
Educator
Melinda Fore is the principal of the San Mateo County Community
Schools, where she tenaciously loves, advocates for, and educates
the students who attend, and mentors and encourages, and
supports the teaching, probation, and administrative staff with
whom she works.
Her students (sometimes affectionately called her “babies”) come
first! She believes 100% in their ability to succeed and has gone
the extra miles to create a safe and welcoming environment in
which they can thrive. She is tuned into their individual needs,
frequently identifying students who might need counseling or
other resources and then doggedly making sure that happens.
Melinda ensures that students can get the counseling they need
from our program while working collaboratively with and
supporting our interns.
Melinda is tuned into the collective needs of everyone at
community schools, always looking to bring in the most up to
date and effective programs and curriculum to provide her
students (and staff) with every opportunity to learn, grow and
succeed. She has incredible knowledge about education and
policy and all that is required to be on the forefront in service of
these kids. She is creative and flexible in her approach on a
day to day and minute to minute basis, in order to meet the
needs of each student and situation in ways that have the most
chance of working. She is the energizer bunny…sometimes a
whirling dervish…and she gets the job done with tenacity, humor,
and love.
Her tireless efforts to be everywhere, do everything, and yet fully
embrace and support everyone working for and with her will
leave you in awe. As said by one of her staff members: “She has
organized and structured Gateway (a school most considered the
toughest), in a way that is seamless and easy to follow.” Other
staff talked with me about how inspired as well as supported they
feel by her leadership style, leaving them wanting to be their very
best.
Every time I walk on the Gateway campus, it is a happy and safe
place to be...you can feel it from the kids and the staff. I can’t tell
you how important this is for these disenfranchised kids. For most
of them, school has merely been a place of shame and frustration.
We all know that creating a positive and enriching environment
like this comes from the top down…Melinda, you are Tops!!
— Judith Gable, LCSW
Collaborative Counseling Program Director
Nick Jasso
Hope has changed my life. I am a senior at Sequoia High School, less than a month away from
graduating – a place I thought I would never arrive. I feel blessed to be here and have this opportunity.
I hope to keep chasing my dreams and one day become a firefighter.
Nick is a young man who has faced much adversity. He experienced many
difficulties as a child and battled more tribulations as a teen. He came to
our Transition Program in 2012 at Sequoia High School. He was ready to
persevere. He took advantage of several support systems and many
opportunities that were offered to him, the Transition Program being one
of them. While receiving our services, I watched him blossom. He is an
amazingly accomplished son and grandson, student, mentor, role-model
and soon to be a 2015 Sequoia High School graduate!!
— Kristal Sanchez-Navarro, PsyD
Transition Program Therapist
Outstanding
Role Model
A huge thank YOU to all our guests and donors!
We'd also like to acknowledge the generous individuals
and businesses who have contributed to Forget-Me-Not.
Bob Beyer
Steve Hope
Linda Keegan
Brooke Kernick
Susan Levenberg
Grainger Marburg
Bridgett Longust
Deborah Tanaka-Laude
Chet Villalba
Jane Bryan-Jones & Hardy Jones
Cindy & Wayne Davison
Penny Goldcamp
Sally & Craig Falkenhagen
John Kriewall & Betsy Haehl
Susan Levenberg & Paul Podrid
Bridgett Longust
Mary Lou & Tony Schiavo
Marilyn Stallings
Authentic You
49ers
Bay Area Discovery
Museum
Bob Beyer
Bottega Ristorante
California Academy
of Sciences
Celebrity Forum
Chet & Carla Villalba
Christine Chang
Cindy & Wayne
Davison
Cline Cellars
Crystal Springs
Golf Course
Deborah Tanaka-Laude
Diane Moon
Diane Toby & Jeff Lea
Disneyland Resort
Domaine Chandon
Exploratorium
Helen & David
MacKenzie
Hobee's
Holland America Line
Jessica Yuen
Jory Moon
Ledson Winery
Linda Keegan
MarketMe Video
Napa Valley Passport
Napa & Sonoma
Valley Bike Tours
Pier 39
Pomegranate Seed
Six Flags Discovery
Kingdom
Sarah Kremer &
Lauren Owenmark
San Jose Giants
Savannah Chanelle
Vineyards
Susan Williams-Clark
Sydney Lagier &
Doug Watchel
Terri & Tom Bailard
The Counter
Whole Foods Market
Susan Williams-Clark
Judy Bulloch
Chris Chiochios
Beverly Corriere
Maya Drori
Judith Gable
Gladys Gudino
Jean Hamilton
Jane Haddow
Sarah Kremer
Tracy Lyons
Lisa Medoff
Diane Moon
Kristal Sanchez-Navarro
Carmen Enciso-Steinberg
Wendy Salazar
Mary Sylvester
Beth Walton
Tracy White
Jessica Yuen
Ashley Altmeyer
Anistasia Anishchenko
Ryan Ansarra
Emily Artusio
Crystal Cajilog
Scott Christensen
Suzanne Coleman
Tara Collins
Kate Deaton
Julia Hammett
Eileen Lindgren
Lauren Lowe
Nancy Ramirez
Kira Steifman
John Talaga
Board of Directors
Acknowledge Staff
Acknowledge Interns
Leadership Committee
Auction Donors (as of 4/21)
Photographer
Kenneth Chung
Wine Tasting Sponsor
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

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  • 2. We “catch” the students who are on the verge of completely falling out of the education system. Acknowledge provides training and supervision to therapist interns who, in turn, provide counseling to students attending San Mateo County Court and Community Schools. 100% of these students are on probation or have been expelled. They are considered most at-risk because they are exposed to poverty, gangs, unstable homes and/or abuse in their daily lives. Students often share that our counselors are the first adult they have a positive relationship with. Acknowledge Alliance provides a full breadth of school-based services wherever students and educators need it most. Our therapists offer guidance to educators and upcoming mental health professionals to help them effectively address students’ underlying social and emotional needs that sometimes hinder learning. Together, we create a consistent safety net on the frontline to keep students positively engaged in school regardless of their circumstances—ultimately leading to graduation, personal fulfillment and lifelong success. The prevalence of mental disorders among youth in the general population is estimated to be about 22%; the prevalence rate for youth in the juvenile justice system is as high as 60%. 9 to 12 Court and Community Schools The Catch Before the Fall “Counseling was helpful to me because I felt I had someone I can trust and count on. It made me feel like people actually cared about me.” — Student Nearly 50% of teachers leave their profession within the first 5 years. Over 3 million elementary and middle school students are suspended per year. K to 8 Schools The Beginning Foundation The relationship between students and teachers is at the heart of learning. Providing support to educators helps them better support and teach students. Starting at an early age, we shape the foundation for school readiness and achievement by: ü Mentoring educators through 1:1 consultations and support groups ü Embedding social emotional learning for the whole classroom ü Offering counseling for students “I feel like I am more relaxed at work, more able to empathize with my students, and a better, calmer, role model for the kids.” —Teacher Over 3 million public school students dropped out of high school in 2013. Only 43% of California students report feeling connected to their school. Public High Schools The Transition to Success After students exit from the Court and Community Schools, we help them smoothly transition back into their public high school by providing counseling and resources on campus. New challenges students often encounter include peer pressure and anonymity in a large school. Our counselors help students navigate the school system and motivate them to realize their full potential. Thoughts of attending college, becoming employed, and having a positive lifestyle are now within reach. “I want to thank my counselor for all she’s done and all the support that she has given me. She made me be a stronger person.” —Student A Resilient & Compassionate Safety Net FORMERLY The Cleo Eulau Center Founded in 1994, Acknowledge Alliance is focused on creating classrooms where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. We provide a full breadth of school-based services wherever students and educators need the most support. Our impact reaches over 300 educators and 4,000 students in 18 schools within Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 208 Mountain View, CA 94043 • www.AcknowledgeAlliance.org • 650-314-0180 @AcknowledgeAll Follow Us
  • 3. 5:00 Doors Open: Early Check-In 5:30 Silent Auction Hors D'oeuvres Wine Tasting — J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 6:15 Dinner Buffet Opens — Absolute Barbecue Company 6:30 Silent Auction Closes 6:45 to 8:00 Welcome Susan Williams-Clark, Executive Director Educator Awards Robyn Cherry, Math & Science Teacher Melinda Fore, Educational Services Manager Live Auction Mark Alman, Auctioneer Student Award Nick Jasso, Sequoia High School Student Fund-the-Hope Forget-Me-Not: Fields of Hope May 7, 2015 Holbrook-Palmer Park A bright wildflower that grows in the shade Symbol of resilience, remembrance, and renewal
  • 4. Napa Valley Getaway Secluded Wine Country Bungalow on Two Wooded Acres in Napa Valley Nestled just two miles from Calistoga, this charming two bedroom house is the perfect home base for exploring the Napa and Sonoma Valleys! Dates for this two-night stay are available on various weekends until March 13, 2016 (based on VRBO occupany- check calendar at http://bit.ly/napahome). Included to enhance your weekend extravaganza and so forth: -A $100 gift certificate towards lunch at Bottega Napa Valley Ristorante -A 2015 Wine Passport for complimentary tastings in selected wineries within Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Oregon, and Washington Value: $1,100 Donated by Sydney Lagier & Doug Wachtel, Bottega Ristorante, Napa Valley Passport Paella Party The Perfect Dish to Rally A Circle of Friends! Have an authentic taste of Spain and enjoy this specialty dish of Chet and Carla's at their beautiful home in San Francisco! The paella pan will be filled with piping hot fresh seafood to the very brim...ready for your special party of eight to indulge and devour. Plenty of wine, appetizers, salad and dessert to go around too! With scenic views of San Francisco and fun-loving hosts, this one-of-a-kind party will truly add some festive and delicious pizzazz to your next celebration! Value: Priceless Donated and Hosted by Chet & Carla Villalba Dining with the Stars A Bay Area Culinary Delight of 4 Michelin-Starred Restaurants Four Michelin-starred restaurants offer the best of San Francisco Peninsula dining! Use these certificates to treat you and your date to an extraordinary gourmet experience. Each is valued at $200. Madera Menlo Park Chez TJ Mountain View The Plumed Horse Saratoga The Village Pub Woodside Value: $800 Donated by Cindy & Wayne Davison, Terri & Tom Bailard
  • 5. An Evening in Marrakesh A Sumptious Moroccan Feast in Welcoming Woodside Home Slip into your most exotic clothes and wander into the hills to a refuge of candles, music and eclectic art from around the world. Your friendly hosts will fete you with a lavishly-spiced Moroccan meal and elegantly paired wines as you enjoy your private “evening in Marrakesh.” Your group of six friends will be attentively served by three couples intent on making your evening truly memorable! Value: Priceless Donated and Hosted by Diane Toby & Jeff Lea A Voyage At Sea Any 7-day Holland America Line Caribbean or Mexico Cruise for Two When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other. Your journey will include spetacular dining, a spacious stateroom, elegant surroundings and days filled with new discoveries, memories and gracious pampering by an award-wining crew. Take sail on the next adventure of your choice to either the Carribean or Mexico, whenever you desire! This certificate has no expiration dates; is based on one minimum ocean view stateroom; and does not include taxes, onboard charges, or shore excursions. Value: $2,800 Donated by Value: Infinitely Priceless (lifetime guarantee) When teachers face stress and burnout from classroom demands, When students struggle under pressure and experience adversities, When schools cope with tragic loss, Acknowledge Alliance helps lend support, provide guidance, cultivate resilience, build strengths, and restore hope. Help us create more classrooms.... where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. Fund-the-Hope Raise your paddle to make a gift tonight!
  • 6. Robyn Cherry On top of the already difficult social and emotional changes middle school brings, so many of our students are struggling with stressors outside of school that I can’t even imagine having to deal with. Despite these circumstances, they still show up to school. That’s my inspiration. They show up to school, so I have the opportunity to help them build their character. I can teach them compassion and empathy: to always treat others with kindness because you never know what they’re going through. I have the opportunity to teach my students coping mechanisms and how to be resilient, how to persevere through tough times, how to make difficult choices, and how to be a good friend. Because I take advantage of this opportunity, I think students feel safe, supported, confident, and often times just happy in my classroom. This is what has inspired me everyday of my past 9 years of teaching. We can’t get students to understand how to divide fractions or explain the theory of Continental Drift when they are worried, anxious, angry, or depressed. When we teach the “whole child” they feel taken care of, which means we can get to focusing on that math and science. Math & Science Teacher Columbia Middle School Sunnyvale School District Outstanding Educator
  • 7. If you think back on your school days, I’m sure you all remember one teacher (hopefully more than one) who was your favorite or who stood out as special because of who she or he was as a person and because of the relationship s/he had with you and with your classmates. Robyn is one of those special teachers and it is a privilege to honor her today for her commitment to young people, their learning experience and their growth. Since our mission at Acknowledge Alliance is centered on building relationships, I want to share some comments from people Robyn works with every day at school. Here’s some of what her Principal, Mary Beth Allmann, had to say about her: “If I’m 'stuck' in my office, I can go into Robyn’s class and it turns my day around. She’s the perfect example of showing how creating a really strong socially-emotionally sound or supportive classroom links to academic performance. She creates a safe space, a community where the students know she cares about them and when they can ask questions, support each other...and where everybody’s learning.” Robyn’s partner in Columbia’s collaboration with Stanford Univer- sity’s Partnership Program (UPP), Jessica Salazar Adams, had this to say about working with Robyn: “I feel entirely blessed to have been given the opportunity to work so closely with Ms. Cherry this year. When I started working at Columbia Middle School four years ago, Ms. Cherry did not hesitate to welcome me with open arms. Over the years, I've grown to know just how sweet and compassionate she is and the children’s adoration towards her serves as a true testament to her making a difference in their lives.” It’s clear that Robyn makes a difference with everyone she comes in contact with, especially the 11, 12, and 13 year olds who are lucky to have her as their teacher, their families who she reaches out to and connects with, and the staff who experience her caring, calm, and, I would add, loving presence and spirit. — Jean Hamilton, LMFT Resilience Consultant
  • 8. Melinda Fore Educational Services Manager Community Schools Program San Mateo County Office of Education I grew up in Breckenridge, Texas which is a small town about 90 miles west of Fort Worth. I graduated from Texas Tech University and Texas Christian University. Fourteen years ago I moved to the Bay Area. What a wonderful place to live and work! When I am not working, I enjoy movies, baseball, college football, theater—especially Broadway musicals, and curling up with a good book. I have been an educator for just over 20 years, 11 of those years as a principal. In addition to my administrative experience, I have been a classroom teacher and a Reading Recovery teacher. It is an honor to be at the helm of the Community Schools Program where the adults are in a prime position to truly support young people. I find the students in my program to be some of the brightest and most talented students with whom I have worked. It is my hope that the time students spend in the Community Schools Program provides a respite—a time of reflection and renewed hope! Outstanding Educator
  • 9. Melinda Fore is the principal of the San Mateo County Community Schools, where she tenaciously loves, advocates for, and educates the students who attend, and mentors and encourages, and supports the teaching, probation, and administrative staff with whom she works. Her students (sometimes affectionately called her “babies”) come first! She believes 100% in their ability to succeed and has gone the extra miles to create a safe and welcoming environment in which they can thrive. She is tuned into their individual needs, frequently identifying students who might need counseling or other resources and then doggedly making sure that happens. Melinda ensures that students can get the counseling they need from our program while working collaboratively with and supporting our interns. Melinda is tuned into the collective needs of everyone at community schools, always looking to bring in the most up to date and effective programs and curriculum to provide her students (and staff) with every opportunity to learn, grow and succeed. She has incredible knowledge about education and policy and all that is required to be on the forefront in service of these kids. She is creative and flexible in her approach on a day to day and minute to minute basis, in order to meet the needs of each student and situation in ways that have the most chance of working. She is the energizer bunny…sometimes a whirling dervish…and she gets the job done with tenacity, humor, and love. Her tireless efforts to be everywhere, do everything, and yet fully embrace and support everyone working for and with her will leave you in awe. As said by one of her staff members: “She has organized and structured Gateway (a school most considered the toughest), in a way that is seamless and easy to follow.” Other staff talked with me about how inspired as well as supported they feel by her leadership style, leaving them wanting to be their very best. Every time I walk on the Gateway campus, it is a happy and safe place to be...you can feel it from the kids and the staff. I can’t tell you how important this is for these disenfranchised kids. For most of them, school has merely been a place of shame and frustration. We all know that creating a positive and enriching environment like this comes from the top down…Melinda, you are Tops!! — Judith Gable, LCSW Collaborative Counseling Program Director
  • 10. Nick Jasso Hope has changed my life. I am a senior at Sequoia High School, less than a month away from graduating – a place I thought I would never arrive. I feel blessed to be here and have this opportunity. I hope to keep chasing my dreams and one day become a firefighter. Nick is a young man who has faced much adversity. He experienced many difficulties as a child and battled more tribulations as a teen. He came to our Transition Program in 2012 at Sequoia High School. He was ready to persevere. He took advantage of several support systems and many opportunities that were offered to him, the Transition Program being one of them. While receiving our services, I watched him blossom. He is an amazingly accomplished son and grandson, student, mentor, role-model and soon to be a 2015 Sequoia High School graduate!! — Kristal Sanchez-Navarro, PsyD Transition Program Therapist Outstanding Role Model
  • 11. A huge thank YOU to all our guests and donors! We'd also like to acknowledge the generous individuals and businesses who have contributed to Forget-Me-Not. Bob Beyer Steve Hope Linda Keegan Brooke Kernick Susan Levenberg Grainger Marburg Bridgett Longust Deborah Tanaka-Laude Chet Villalba Jane Bryan-Jones & Hardy Jones Cindy & Wayne Davison Penny Goldcamp Sally & Craig Falkenhagen John Kriewall & Betsy Haehl Susan Levenberg & Paul Podrid Bridgett Longust Mary Lou & Tony Schiavo Marilyn Stallings Authentic You 49ers Bay Area Discovery Museum Bob Beyer Bottega Ristorante California Academy of Sciences Celebrity Forum Chet & Carla Villalba Christine Chang Cindy & Wayne Davison Cline Cellars Crystal Springs Golf Course Deborah Tanaka-Laude Diane Moon Diane Toby & Jeff Lea Disneyland Resort Domaine Chandon Exploratorium Helen & David MacKenzie Hobee's Holland America Line Jessica Yuen Jory Moon Ledson Winery Linda Keegan MarketMe Video Napa Valley Passport Napa & Sonoma Valley Bike Tours Pier 39 Pomegranate Seed Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Sarah Kremer & Lauren Owenmark San Jose Giants Savannah Chanelle Vineyards Susan Williams-Clark Sydney Lagier & Doug Watchel Terri & Tom Bailard The Counter Whole Foods Market Susan Williams-Clark Judy Bulloch Chris Chiochios Beverly Corriere Maya Drori Judith Gable Gladys Gudino Jean Hamilton Jane Haddow Sarah Kremer Tracy Lyons Lisa Medoff Diane Moon Kristal Sanchez-Navarro Carmen Enciso-Steinberg Wendy Salazar Mary Sylvester Beth Walton Tracy White Jessica Yuen Ashley Altmeyer Anistasia Anishchenko Ryan Ansarra Emily Artusio Crystal Cajilog Scott Christensen Suzanne Coleman Tara Collins Kate Deaton Julia Hammett Eileen Lindgren Lauren Lowe Nancy Ramirez Kira Steifman John Talaga Board of Directors Acknowledge Staff Acknowledge Interns Leadership Committee Auction Donors (as of 4/21) Photographer Kenneth Chung Wine Tasting Sponsor J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines