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 2020-21.

Thank you, donors!

Through the generosity of our donors, we funded 140 scholarships, 8 honorariums and 37 internships/supplemental scholarships in 2020-2021, distributing over $500,000 in scholarships.

Anonymous (2)Liz and Dave Rome
Shortino FoundationTom Shou
Gail and Bruce ChizenJackie and Ben Sigua
LinkedInJim Strand
Marguerite and Karl HansenSusan and Jim Strawbridge
Intrepid Family Foundation (recommended by Steve Hope)Ginny and Rich Strock
Cathy and Dick LampmanPamela and Edward Taft
Wallace MersereauStephanie and Andrew Towell
Cindy and Ron OlanderTown Crier Holiday Fund
AnonymousRuss and Debbie Hall
Paul Marcos and Barry AlbrechtSkoll Foundation (recommended by Kirk Hanson)
Tim AyresDede and Michael Huffman
Risa and Mike BiggarLos Altos Community Foundation
Diane and Jim BordoniCandace and Douglas Lublin
Susan and David BurwenShiva and Arman Maghbouleh
Sandra Lee and John ChangJim Pollart
Holly and Andy CohenJanet Tornow and Tom Rogers
Dee GibsonSue and Dave Russell
Burton and Carol GoldfieldKathleen and Mark Santora
Sue and Ken Greathouse 

 

AnonymousJanet Gilmore and Geoff McCavitt
Amy and Erik AllebestCindy and Milton McColl
Cindy and Paul AndersonD’Anne and Bruce McFarlane
Deborah and Paul BakerBart Miaullis
Nikki and Rich BeyerAnne and Michael Milliken
Rachel and Bryon BotsfordKris and Ken Moore
Ryan and Julie BromsKathleen Hall and Leslie Murdock
Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney and Vikas ButaneyManisha and Rupesh Patel Shah
Carrie and Peter CastroSindhu and Sangeeth Peruri
Carla and Peter ChowValerie and John Poggi
Viviane Wildmann and Daniel CohenLiz Price
Meri-Beth Bird and Mark DzwonczykJeannie and Wells Richter
Jennifer Pence and Adam FederIntrepid Philanthropy Foundation (recommended by Kim Rogers)
Kathy FratesGalen Rosenberg
Nan GeschkeRotary Club of Los Altos
Margaret and Ben GongRotary Club of Mountain View
Gita and Prabandham GopalJulia and Simon Roy
Julie and Barry GrovesKanthi Sarkar
Kammy Lo and Kowsik GuruswamyEllyn Corey and Tom Sartor
Judy HannemannDeborah Settle
Caitlin and Timothy HannonLeonard and Jessica Speiser
Lynne HeinrichMike Stanley
Lalia and Hamilton HelmerNancy  and Tom Stevens
Sung Choi and Erik HendriksGarret Swart
Nancy and Jerre HitzValerie and Steven Taglio
Sara Jenez  and Ricardo JenezChristine and Timothy Taich
Kim and Brian JonesNorelle Tavrow
Andrea and Michael KandaRobin and Mike Teng
Becky Bacon and Jude KirikElene Terry
Jill and Richard KleinScott and Allison Tilley
Therese and Torben KristensenDale and Charlie Tritschler
Cindy LabudaPam Baird and Greg Unangst
Timothy LandhuisReynette Au and Jeanine Valadez
John LehnerCathy and Gary Walz
Amy and Rick MagnusonCatherine Vonnegut and Gary Winiger
Bill MasonAnn and Neil Wolff
Vimai ChudasamaVicki and Peter LaBoskey
Keren Dawson-BowmanJoanne Tornow and Neil Lehrer
Tamara and Stuart FaginLinda and Mike McTeigue
Sheila and Philip FaillaceVicki Moore
Carole FloresKatherine and Kyle Morgenroth
Pilar GarciaRenuka and Kanu Patel
Nancy and Steve GillGail Pinkner
Suzanne and Scott GraeserRosita Neighborhood Coalition
Mavi GurbinderMona and Vish  Shastry
Krysten HommelKim and John Sheehan
Sarah Chang and Jerry HsiaLaura Smoliar
Solveig KjartansdottirDebra and Seth Strichartz
Todd and Anna KjosJanet and Richard Vassar
Mary Takahashi and Karl KramerMarcia and Randy White
Anonymous (4)Carol and Howard Koransky
Matt AbrahamsKai Kristensen
Maryann and Bob AllooJennifer Lamerdin
Suzanne AmatoDonna Lee
Kristine and Erik BardmanPam and Chris Lehner
Jeanne and Allen BatesSara Levine
Patricia and Christopher BeaulieuAnn and George Limbach
Ann BenettIlona and Chuck Lindauer
Joanna and Roman BeyerMary Fran Miller and Fred Linker
Ann and Peter BjorklundPetrita and David Lipkin
Brian and Jennifer BlatnickMatthew and Rebecca Lowell
Ron and Katie BodkinJoan and Wally MacDonald
Doug and Sarah BondElizabeth and Mike Maciag
David and Amanda BoschkenAila Malik
Peggy Forbes Bremond and Harry BremondPatricia Bamattre-Manoukian and Pete Manoukian
Sonia BrunnerJoanne Marent
Suzanne and Eric ButlerDidier and Eliane Margairaz
Kathy and Mark CaminSally Meadows and Ian Massey
Brian and Jennifer CarlstromSteffen Low and Katie Mattice
Elizabeth CarrMaddy and John McBirney
Maria CarrigKaty and Steve McCormick
Goria  CarrigJoanne and Derek Miyahara
Carrie ChatterjeeTom Moran
Cathy  ChengKaren Myers
Barbara ClappElaine Nelson
Ellen and Bill ClarkAllison Okamura
Vivien and Stephen D’AndreaAshish Patel
Jean and Andy DanverAlice and Clifford Pence
Ann DarbySteve Peters
Shernaz DaverEllen Petrill
George DiesJudy Atterholt and Christopher Petti
Claudia Hevel and Stanley DotyPatricia Plumer
Frances and Bruce DoughertyMargreta Purcell
Devorah DuncanMegan Marwede and David Rich
Natalie ElefantDaniel Rich
Shari and Frank ElmerDuane and Anne Roberts
Vivian and Bruce EuzentAumi Rohm-Wesley
Teri and Joe EyreRoss Stores
Sheri and Rich FischerLorelei and Larry Russell
Betsy and John FitchJoan Ryan
Jean FongSherry and Phil Shemanski
Jan FooJulia Singer
Carol and David FranciscoKim and Larry Soule
Andrea and Richard GormanCaitlin Stanley
Susan and Kim GrahamElliot Stein
Marci HansonMarilyn and Al Stratz
Amanda HashfieldKathy Sulaver
David HaskellLeigh Sullivan
Pat and Gary HeddenAllison Suzy
Paulette and Dick HenningAlison and Greg Takata
Dalila HernandezChristine Talbott
Susan ImaiCarolyn Pierce-Whang and Trevor Thompson
Laurel and Bob IversonRoz Tornow
Sonny JandialNomi and Fritz Trapnell
Melissa JankowskiBeth Vidakovits
Michael JimenezPeggy Franczyk and Thomas Wilson
Tory JohnsonAdrienne Wong
Laura Roberts and Bob JonesSandy Woodruff
Ellen KameiMartha Yacoe Daly and Marshall Yacoe
Karen and David KeeferEd Yu
Adele Kellman

Thank you, corporations and foundations!

Interested in providing a grant?

Contact Norelle TavrowGrants Manager

Thank you, volunteers!

MVLA Scholars is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Our 160+ 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 AcersAndrea GormanJohn Poggi
Barry AlbrechtScott GraeserLiz Price
Harvey AlcabesSue GreathouseSonal Puri Singh
Amy AllebestMarci HansonNikhila Rao
Debbie AmoreseRachel HastingsJeannie Richter
Cindy AndersonMason HerseyJulia  Roy
Paul AndersonWanny HerseyCeanne Ruehle
Susan ArrillagaJennie HoSusan Russell
Claudia BaroniKrysten HommelKanthi Sarkar
Karen BeckerSteve HopeColton Saylor
Jill BertrandDede HuffmanJulie Scott
Risa BiggarOlivia IancelliManisha Shah
Jon BinghamLaurel IversonKim Sheehan
Rachel BotsfordAnagha JainTom Shou
Kristen BraggSara JenezJulia Singer
Laura BrennanBarb KeyserCaroline Small
Betty BurchardTherese  KristensenStephanie Spaid
Liliana CabralSharon LamTucker Stanwood
Kathy CaminJennifer LamerdinValori Stitt
Lindsay CarpenterSandra LeeDebra Stout
Barbara CarrollSara LevineSusan Strawbridge
Jessica ChangChuck LindauerGinny Strock
Sarah ChangLynette LiuRich Strock
Peter ChowCandace LublinSundar Subbarayan
Andy CohenDoug LublinTim Taich
Dan CohenDaphne LuongAlison  Takata
Holly CohenJim MaloneNorelle Tavrow
Jim ColtonJoanne MarentLaura  Teksler
Zoe ConroyEric MarkMike Teng
Ellyn CoreyVictor MartindaleRobin Teng
Maribeth CoyneMegan MarwedeTrevor Thompson
Stephanie DowneyBill MasonJanet Tornow
Sarah EitzmanGary MaxeyAndrew  Towell
Lisa EstradaCindy McCollCharlie Tritschler
Miluna FauschBruce McFarlaneDale Tritschler
Betsy FitchMike McTeigueHolly Van Hart
Carole FloresSusi MerharJanet Vassar
Brett FordStuart MitchellBeth Vidakovits
Peggy FranczykStephanie MooreRobin Vroom
Malar GanapathiappanJunne MoyJennifer Walsh
Craig GarberDaniel PareCathy Walz
Dee GibsonJennifer PenceAnn Wolfe
Janet GilmoreSteve PetersBeth Wolff
Margaret GongEllen PetrillNeil Wolff
Sarah GoodJen PierceyMarissa Ynez
Barbara GoodrichGail PinknerTracey Young
Gital Gopal