As I continue my work as a County Supervisor, I’m dedicated to regularly connecting with our community, particularly around critical issues like early childhood development and family support.
That’s why I'm excited to host an annual event featuring dynamic speakers and thought leaders from our region and beyond who come together with community champions from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to celebrate our successes and look ahead to tackling future challenges.
Thanks to everyone who joined me @ The Kids’ Table, a breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara. This year, with a renewed focus on the legacy of Fred Rogers, we embraced his call to “Find the Helpers” – unsung heroes who serve on the front lines in our community.
Having literally grown up in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA, I was excited to present our first annual Kids' Table awards to Araceli Delgado-Ortiz, Early Education Manager at the San José Public Library, and Gladys Eng, Head Start Program Manager at Luther Burbank School in District 4.
We also welcomed acclaimed author and speaker David Michael Slater for a wonderfully poignant keynote presentation on the importance of reading with our children.
Visit my Facebook page to see photos from the event, and please tag your friends and colleagues.
It was so much fun that I'm already looking ahead to 2021, when we'll visit another familiar neighborhood. I hope to see you there!
With warm regard,
P.S. If you couldn't attend the event, but would like to show your support with a contribution, please visit the Donate page on my website.
Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors for your generous support!
Janet Akin & Malcolm Thompson | Stephanie de Raynal | Maureen Ellenberg | Jill Escher | Ruth & Michael Fletcher | Bert & Cyndie George | Arnnon & Rebecca Geshuri | James Heerwagen | Virginia & Randy Hess | Hopkins & Carley | Daniel Hudson | IBEW Local 332 | David Neale | Ken & Marge Nissly | Pivotal ℅ Dianne McKenna | Registered Nurses Professional Association (RNPA) | Republic Services | Rita Rothstein | The Schoennauer Company | Chuck & Linda Toeniskoetter | UA Local Union 393 | Steve & Michele Wymer
Rose Amador-Le Beau | Steve & Teresa Braccini | John & Barbara Comiskey | Jim Cunneen | Max & Laura Duganne | Darrell Evora | Shannon Hunt-Scott | KT Urban | Kathleen King | Judy Koch | Steven Krandel & Allyson Landers | Larry Kuechler & Ivonne Montes de Oca | Meri Maben | Grace Mah | Becky Morgan | Nirit Peer | Republic Urban Properties | SDS NexGen & Mulcahy Family | Myra Reinhard | Sherri Sager | Stephanie Schiro Ronco | Natasha Venzon | Kari Wolff