Our Supporters

We are so grateful for the strong support we get from our community. The following donors, corporations, foundations and volunteers were incredibly generous with their time and/or money in 2019-20.

Thank you, donors!

Through the generosity of our donors, we funded 148 scholarships, 17 honorariums and 36 internships in 2019-2020, distributing over $500,000 in scholarships.

AnonymousWallace Mersereau
Gail and Bruce ChizenSusie and Neal Mielke
Google LLCCindy and Ron Olander
Dawn and Gary GuthartLiz and Dave Rome
Marguerite and Karl HansenJackie and Ben Sigua
Heising-Simons FoundationShortino Foundation
Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation (recommended by Steve Hope)Jim Strand
Cathy and Dick LampmanGinny and Rich Strock
LinkedIn CorporationBetsy Templeton
Paul Marcos and Barry AlbrechtLos Altos United Methodist Church
Risa and Mike BiggarGeri and Scott Macomber
Sandra Lee and John ChangLiz Price
Holly and Andy CohenJanet Tornow and Tom Rogers
Dee GibsonJulia and Simon Roy
Sue and Ken GreathouseSusan and Jim Strawbridge
Dede and Michael HuffmanPamela and Edward Taft
Kim and Brian JonesStephanie and Andrew Towell
Los Altos Community Foundation
Cindy and Paul AndersonJanet Gilmore and Geoff McCavitt
AnonymousCindy and Milton McColl
Lisa and David AuerbachD’Anne and Bruce McFarlane
Tim AyresLinda and Mike McTeigue
Deborah and Paul BakerAnne and Michael Milliken
Carrie and Peter CastroKris and Ken Moore
Viviane Wildmann and Daniel CohenKathleen Hall and Leslie Murdock
Elayne and Philip DauberQuyen Nguyen
Sue EpsteinManisha and Rupesh Patel Shah
Tamara and Stuart FaginValerie and John Poggi
Kathy FratesKathy and John Radford
Margaret and Ben GongGalen Rosenberg
Gita and Prabandham GopalSue and Dave Russell
Julie and Barry GrovesSanta Cruz County Community Foundation
Judy HannemannEllyn Corey and Tom Sartor
Jennifer HawksVish  Shastry
Lalia and Hamilton HelmerMike Stanley
Nancy and Jerre HitzValori and Gordon Stitt
Grace and Alex HuiHarvard Sung
Asif IqbalGarret Swart
Andrea and Michael KandaValerie and Steven Taglio
Becky Bacon and Jude KirikNorelle  Tavrow
Jill and Richard KleinElene Terry
Therese and Torben KristensenDale and Charlie Tritschler
Barbara and Edmond KyserPam Baird and Greg Unangst
Cindy LabudaReynette Au and Jeanine Valadez
Timothy LandhuisCathy and Gary Walz
Candace and Douglas LublinDennis Young
Bill Mason
Jeanne and Allen BatesChris and Webb McKinney
Sheila and Philip FaillaceJeannie and Wells Richter
Betsy and John FitchDiane Schmitz
Suzanne and Scott GraeserLo Siumui
Sung Choi and Erik HendriksDebra and Seth Strichartz
Laura Roberts and Bob JonesRobin and Mike Teng
Mary Takahashi and Karl KramerCatherine Vonnegut and Gary Winiger
Ana Levan
Amy AllebestJoanne Tornow and Neil Lehrer
AnonymousAnn and George Limbach
Patricia and Christopher BeaulieuIlona and Chuck Lindauer
Ann and Peter BjorklundPetrita and David Lipkin
Books Inc.Rui Lu
Heather Anne BoyleElizabeth and Mike Maciag
Peggy Forbes Bremond and Harry BremondNanette Malgesini
Betty BurchardPatricia Bamattre-Manoukian and Pete Manoukian
Suzanne and Eric ButlerJoanne Marent
Kathy and Mark CaminRenee and Robert Marshalla
Kristine CarterWilliam McClintock
Laura CasasBetsy and David Mease
Ellen and Bill ClarkJoanne and Derek Miyahara
Vivien and Stephen D’AndreaTom Moran
Jean and Andy DanverAnn Nguyen
George DiesLisa and Brent Paine
Claudia Hevel and Stanley DotyAlice and Clifford Pence
Frances and Bruce DoughertySteve Peters
Greg DoyasAlison and Steven Rempel
Patricia and Robert FalconerDaniel Rich
Nancy FedermanMegan Marwede and David Rich
Sheri and Rich FischerCarson Rietveld
Carole FloresLorelei and Larry Russell
Karen FoxJulie and Douglass Scott
Teri FraughtSyd Sharples
Nancy and Steve GillElena and Tom Shea
Marci HansonCaroline and James Small
Kirsten and Kevin HayesMarilyn and Al Stratz
Pat and Gary HeddenKathy Sulaver
Paulette and Dick HenningMichael Trainor
Wanny and Mason HerseyAdrienne and Neil Tuch
Sarah Chang and Jerry HsiaRobin Vroom
Susan ImaiFiona and Todd Walter
Joan and David KarlinMarcia and Randy White
Carol KoranskyPaula White-Reddy
Vicki and Peter LaBoskeyPeggy Franczyk and Thomas Wilson
Pam and Chris LehnerMartha Yacoe Daly and Marshall Yacoe

Thank you, corporations and foundations!

Interested in providing a grant?

Contact Sung-Eun ChoiGrants Manager

Thank you, volunteers!

MVLA Scholars is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Our 150+ volunteers:

  • Mentor Scholars and AVID high school students
  • Provide career guidance through the Career Launch team
  • Select our Scholars
  • Produce our website 
  • Train Scholars and mentors
  • Serve on our Board
Gerri AcersRachel HastingsGail Pinkner
Barry AlbrechtMason HerseyJohn Poggi
Amy AllebestWanny HerseyLiz Price
Cindy AndersonJennie HoSonal Puri Singh
Paul AndersonSteve HopeNikhila Rao
Susan ArrillagaDede  HuffmanPaul Reinhart
Claudia BaroniLinda HungJeannie Richter
Karen BeckerOlivia IancelliLiz Rome
Jill BertrandLaurel IversonGalen Rosenberg
Jon BinghamAnagha JainJulia Roy
Rachel BotsfordSara JenezSue Russell
Kristen BraggJennifer JonesMaria Monica Santi
Trang BuiBarb KeyserKanthi Sarkar
Betty BurchardKarl KramerJulie Scott
Liliana CabralTherese KristensenManisha Shah
Kathy  CaminJennifer Lamerdin DormadyKim Sheehan
Lindsay CarpenterSandra LeeTom Shou
Barbara CarrollSara LevineJulia Singer
Jessica ChangChuck LindauerCaroline Small
Sarah  ChangLynette LiuStephanie Spaid
Sung-Eun ChoiKammy LoLekha Srinivasan
Peter ChowCandace LublinMike Stanley
John CognettaDoug LublinTucker Stanwood
Andy CohenDaphne LuongValori Stitt
Dan CohenChris LuuDebra Stout
Holly CohenAlyxia MaSusan Strawbridge
Jim ColtonJim MaloneGinny Strock
Zoe ConroyJoanne MarentRich Strock
Ellyn CoreyEric MarkNancy Strom
Maribeth CoyneVictor MartindaleSundar Subbarayan
Diyamanthi DahanayakaMegan MarwedeTim Taich
Stephanie DowneyBill MasonAlison Takata
Lisa EstradaGary MaxeyNorelle Tavrow
Betsy FitchCindy McCollMike  Teng
Carole FloresBruce McFarlaneRobin Teng
Peggy ForbesMike McTeigueTrevor Thompson
Brett FordBetsy MeaseJanet Tornow
Peggy FranczykSusi MerharAndrew Towell
Malar GanapathiappanNeal MielkeCharlie Tritschler
Craig GarberSusie MielkeDale Tritschler
Pilar GarciaStuart MitchellJanet Vassar
Dee GibsonDenise MontgomeryBeth Vidakovits
Janet GilmoreStephanie MooreRobin Vroom
Margaret GongJunne MoyJenn Walsh
Sarah GoodJunne MoyCathy Walz
Gital GopalNancy NeSmithPaula White Reddy
Andrea GormanKari NiehausAnn Wolff
Scott GraesserDaniel PareBeth Wolff
Barry GrovesChris ParryNeil Wolff
Judy HannemanJennifer PenceMarissa Ynez
Marci HansonSteve PetersTracey Young
Tabitha HansonEllen Petrill