2017 Annual Report
Peninsula Bridge provides year-round academic and social-emotional support to highly motivated, low-income students on the Peninsula from 5th grade through college graduation in a comprehensive 12-year program. We prepare students—one at a time—to meet the challenges of academic achievement and teach them the skills necessary to succeed in middle school, high school, college, and beyond.
what’s inside Letter from the Co-Executive Directors Measures of Success
Middle School Academy
High School Academy
College Success Program
Honor Roll of Donors Financial Statement
letter from the co-executive directors
Dear Friends, As we begin preparing for another amazing year at Peninsula Bridge, we find ourselves reflecting on the successes and achievements of 2017. Your support has helped propel us from a five-week summer program to a comprehensive 12-year college access and completion powerhouse.
Almost half of children in California live in or near poverty. (PPIC 2015). 100% of Peninsula Bridge students are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Our students receive robust academic and social-emotional support from 5th grade through college. We added our fourth Middle School Academy program site this year and expanded our High School Academy as our first cohort of 18 seniors applied to college in the fall. In July, Peninsula Bridge merged with Building Futures Now, a non-profit in East Palo Alto that has long been operating on parallel paths with similar goals. With the combined organization, we now have a more robust
process of engagement and support for our 615 students and their families. We look forward to providing continued academic, career, and
College graduation rates for students from lowsocioeconomic backgrounds are 14% compared to 60% of students from high-SES backgrounds. (NCES 2015).
social-emotional support to our students enrolling in four-year colleges. With a 95% student retention rate, our positive outcomes across the
board demonstrate that this expanded holistic long-term approach is successful.
We can achieve even more impressive results for our students and
Peninsula Bridge aims for at least a 90% college graduation rate for our students.
families when we leverage each other's strengths and work together to address the achievement and opportunity gaps in our communities.
Thank you for your commitment and support of our students. 2017 was
By 2020, 65% of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. (Georgetown Public Policy Institute 2014).
a historic year filled with tremendous growth and success. Together, we are transforming lives and increasing each student’s success in school, life, and career.
Thank you for your partnership. We couldn't do it without you.
Randi Shafton Co-Executive Director
Jocelyn Swisher Co-Executive Director
Peninsula Bridge is helping to break the cycle of poverty and greatly increase students’ chance for success in school, life, and career.
Measures of Success
middle school academy
Year-round middle school academic and social-emotional support Our Middle School Academy combines rigorous academics with leadership and non-cognitive skill development for students in 5th grade through 8th grade in a comprehensive year-round program. Our students develop the skills and habits of mind that allow them to successfully navigate new academic environments and social challenges.
positive results for our middle school students 100% of middle school students report an increase in academic motivation, self-confidence, perseverance, social skills, and an increased sense of belonging.
100% are confident that they will go to college.
100% felt supported by the staﬀ and teachers at Peninsula Bridge.
98% of students and families have a better understanding of how to navigate the school system during the transition to high school.
94% of our students improved their math and writing skills during the crucial time over the summer.
About half of all Peninsula Bridge applicants were admitted to private college preparatory middle and high schools with full financial aid.
Students will enter high school with 100 combined hours of STEM (hands-on science and computer science) education. Overall, Peninsula Bridge students reported statistically significant positive change on all of the 14 Holistic Student Assessment subscales (a data-driven tool to promote social-emotional development in school and after school settings): Action Orientation | Emotion Control | Assertiveness | Trust Empathy | Reflection | Optimism | Learning Interest | Critical Thinking | Perseverance | Academic Motivation | School Bonding | Relationships with Peers | Relationships with Adults 90% of Peninsula Bridge students reported experiencing positive change in their Learning Interest. 92% of Peninsula Bridge students reported experiencing positive change in their Academic Motivation.
middle school academy 91%
of students improved their reading and writing skills
of students improved their math skills
8th grade academy 96%
“I learned about being courageous in challenging situations.”
“I felt supported by the Peninsula Bridge teachers and the teacher assistants.”
“I felt more confident in speaking and/or interview situations because of the skills I learned in this program.” “I was able to collaborate with my classmates and learned new things in the group challenges.”
“I feel that my family and I have a better understanding of what is important for me as I transition into high school.”
Measures of Success
high school academy High school success and college access supportâ€¨
Peninsula Bridge partners closely with students, parents, and high schools to ensure all our students stay on the college path. Our High School Academy provides our students in grades 9-12 with personalized academic counseling, mentoring, and tutoring in addition to weekend workshops on high school success, college and career readiness.
our impact at the high school level is clear
100% of our high school students report they want to go to college and understand
the college landscape.
of 12th graders are enrolled in AP & Honors classes
of 11th graders are enrolled in AP & Honors classes
Our first cohort of 18 seniors applied to colleges this fall and have submitted over 250 total applications with the support of Peninsula Bridge.
Students applied to private and public universities including Harvard, Stanford, Santa Clara University, St. Mary’s, Wesleyan,
Boston College, Loyola-Marymount, University of the Pacific, University of
of high school students are maintaining an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better. 100% are maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better.
California campuses, and California State University campuses.
We can’t wait to see where they land!
of high school students participated in summer internships, jobs or academic programs.
of high school students agree with these statements: “I have learned what courses I need to take in high school at Peninsula Bridge.”
“I have gained a better understanding of college requirements in Peninsula Bridge.”
“Because of Peninsula Bridge, I am learning what I need to do to reach my goals.”
“Because of Peninsula Bridge, I am developing a clear vision for my future.”
“Peninsula Bridge has taught me special tricks or habits that help me study.”
“I feel like I belong at Peninsula Bridge.”
Measures of Success
college success program College guidance and mentoring support Our team provides guidance and support to our college students, including advice on their majors and how to find campus resources, as well as help with networking and securing jobs.
Our college students are attending University of Colorado Boulder, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Chico State, San Diego State, Santa Clara University, Sonoma State, and Stanford University.
100% of our college students participated in summer internships and jobs.
COLLEGE GRADUATES EARN 98% MORE AN HOUR ON AVERAGE THAN PEOPLE WITHOUT A DEGREE.
(ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE 2013)
IN ADDITION TO EARNING MORE, COLLEGE-EDUCATED INDIVIDUALS HAVE LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY RATES THAN THEIR LESSEDUCATED PEERS.
(PEW RESEARCH CENTER 2014)
honor roll of donors Every gift helps to make possible the 12-year journey to college graduation for a Peninsula Bridge student. We gratefully acknowledge our 2017 donors:
Benefactors’ Circle ($25,000 or more)
Alan and Marianne Austin Gerri and Laszlo Bock Kathy Chiao-Hao and Kenneth Hao Betsy and Peter Chung Dell Corporation Natalie and Jeff Diller DPR Foundation Google Grousbeck Family Foundation Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intel Foundation The Kimball Foundation Joan Lane Listen for Good Ann Morrical and Matt McWright Tashia and John Morgridge Patricia Murray and Greg Bonfiglio Mindy and Jesse Rogers Sand Hill Foundation Scott Foundation Silver Lake Sobrato Foundation Kelli and Steffan Tomlinson
Molly and Chris Dillon
Marcia and Chi-Chao Chang
Noriko and Norman Chen
Diana and Steve Dohrmann
Abigail and Egon Durban
Penny and Greg Gallo
Kirsten and El Gray
Deborah Conrad and John Galvin
Tabitha Jordan and Adam Weissman
General Catalyst Group
Laura and Gary Lauder
Kristin and Rob Goldman
Kathleen Navarra and Kevin Laughlin
Lori and Brian Goler
Alison and Robert Leupold
Hammarskjold Family Fund
Polly Liu and Edward Han
Anne and Eric Harrison
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Harvey & Leslie Wagner Foundation
Wendy and Tim McAdam
Jacque and John Jarve
Andrea Okamura and Jeffrey Chambers
Jill and Thomas Pulley
Lisa and Andy Kearns
Paula and Michael Rantz
Karen and Gregory King
Sarah and Kyle Ryland
Andy and Griffin Koontz
Los Altos Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Bank
Andrea and Tim O'Riordan
Hilary Bates and Jerome Simon
Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
Jill and Geoffrey Parker
Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation
Kristi and Tom Patterson Nancy Paxton and Gaurang Desai
Advisors’ Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)
William K. Bowes Foundation
Yellow Chair Foundation
Nicole and Jim Batchelder
Yours in Soccer Foundation
Jennie and Doug Bernheim Sandya Bhoajaraj
Leaders’ Circle ($10,000 to $24,999) Amazon Web Services
Tina and Jeff Bird Devon and Peter Briger Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto
Qatalyst Susan and Mark Reinstra Connie and Bill Ring Kelly and Mike Ryerson Hassan Sawaf Megan and David Scacco Sandra and David Schmaier Chris and Rob Schumacher Rula Tamer Lisa Westrich and Scott Taylor
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Cori and Tony Bates
Farah and Jim Champsi
Cindy and Jeff Traum
The Boal Family
Julia and Jim Davidson
Gerri and Rich Wong
The Morrison and Foerster Foundation
Honor Roll of Donors (cont.)
Directors’ Circle ($1,000 to $4,999)
Becky and Mark Hilderbrand
Zabrina and Craig Adas
Adobe Systems Karen and Ellis Alden
Hsiuling Hsieh Lori and Deke Hunter
Debbie and Mike Shepherd Beth and Bob Shuman
Cynthia Stone and David Schnee
John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
Sally and Ed Supplee
Marilyn Ruth Austin and Jerry Strom
Maria and Martin Johnson
Jocelyn and Dan Swisher
Dede and Mike Barsotti
Jeanine and Chris Tonas
Kay and William Bates
Maya and Sanjay Kapoor
Nanci and Scott Kauffman
Christina and Doug Tudor
Michele and Steven Bernard
Kelly and Bruce Bligh Agapi and Bruce Burkard
The Village Doctor
Brad and Lauren Koenig
Lisa Voge-Levin and Peter Levin
Ellie and Jeff Byrd
Karen Alexander and Ross Weiner
Aarti and Asheem Chandna
Nancy and Mark Lambert
Hilary and Brian Weisfeld
Jo Frances and Craig Chapman Elisa and Howard Clowes
Julie Lev Rita and Art Levinson
Wells Fargo Foundation Eleanor and John Whalen
Valerie and Mark Constant
Leslie and Gary Little
Patricia and Jim White
Deborah and Mark Costigan
Annamarie and Alan Louie
Bonnie Crater and Christopher Buja
Harriet and Howard Love
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Tina and Paul Crisci
Caroline and Graham Low
Beth Cross and Tony Stayner
Christine and Michael Curry
Kelly and Woodson Martin
Kara and Matt Davis
Julia Massa and Aaron Gershenberg
Stephanie and Robert Day
Netilia and John McArthur
Lezlie and Les DeWitt James Diller
Carolyn and Anthony McCusker
Alison and John Draper
Francine Miller and Daniel McLaughlin
Elizabeth and Peter Dumanian
Paulette Meyer and David Friedman
Nahid Aliniazee and Kamal Ahmed
Ellen and Tom Ehrlich Amanda and Ryan Enright
Microsoft Corporation Tim Molak
Jennifer and Todd Barrett Melissa and Richard Beames
Cynthia and William Floyd
Lily and Riaz Moledina
Theresa and Paul Brown
Karin and John Flynn
Anne and John Cameron
Mary and Sam Folsom
Karen and Tim Catlin
Molly and Scott Forstall
Jennifer and Brett Nissenberg
Tamara and Eric Free
Jin and Chong Sup Park
Danielle and Joel Conkling
Lisa and Jack Fuchs
Carey and Jamie Dalessandro
Renee and Juan Gala
Amalia and Harvey Popell
Em Tsai and David Gampell Ms. Aiyer and Dr. Ganeshan
Mary and Matthew Powell
Maureen and William Garrett
Abbie Dorosin and Daniel Rich
Judy and Mike Gaulke
Marci and Jim Riley
Karen and Ned Gilhuly Juanita Goggins
Ropes & Gray LLP Anne and Rico Rosales
Cathy and Glenn Rosen
Alison and Byron Deeter Diana and Brad Ekstrand Elevate Performance and Physical Therapy Kathy Fitzgerald Marilyn Gildea Susie Hwang and Matt Glickman Susan and John Griffin Howard Haensel Winnifred and Bruce Homer-Smith
Flavia and Steve Herrod
Barbara and Greg Rosston
McDermott Will & Emory
Claudia and Doug Renert
Elizabeth Wolf Margaret and John Worthing Leslie Yang and Eric Chen Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman
Associates’ Circle ($500 to $999)
Honor Roll of Donors (cont.)
Associates’ Circle (cont.) ($500 to $999)
Albert J. Horn Betty and Bob Joss Paige and Michael Kaplan Sheri and Adam King Kathy and Doug Koo Benita Daryani and Samir Kothari Chrissie and John Kremer Ronen Schwartz and Sigal Laufer Ginger and Doug Levick Megan Mahdavi McNair Group Real Estate Advisors Penny and Jim Meier Vivian Moutafian Amelia and Tony Nash Michele and Rob Pilgrim Judi Powell and Dave Olson William Reller Amanda Richey Ginger Roehrig Angela and Joerg Rohde Stephanie Saunders Carrie Shores Petra Silton and Michael Listgarten Richard Sousa Scott Taylor Michael Thibodeaux Zehra Vahanvaty Alayna Van Dervort Laure Woods Susan Woodward and Robert Hall Holly Zuklie
Partners’ Circle (up to $499)
Active Network, LLC AmazonSmile Anne and Peter Astiz Brenda and Regan Avery Donna Badgett Balanced Physique Yeshaya Ballon Sandy Bardas Margaret and Dan Beltramo Angela Birts Janice Bohman and Eric Keller Anna Ranieri and Stephen Boyd Jane Brock-Wilson
Brooks Family Fund Adria and Beau Brown Britta and William Brown Kathy and William Burch Laurie Chase Jean and Albert Chiang Anita and Canice Cole Rhea Coskey Suzanne and Robert Couch Travis Culwell Megan and Richard Dioli Carolyn Feamster Tracy Fell Financial Clarity Mark Fornasiero Nancy Freire Liz and Reed Gaither Julie and Megan Galles Hilary and Robert Giles Rochelle and Eli Ginsberg Stacy Goldman Jacquelyn and Stanley Gottlieb Gould-Jacobson Dermatology Karen and David Gregory Ida and Aaron Gruber Harry Gruner Amika and Nicolas Guillaume Sandra Harrington Salli Harris Rachel Hochstetler Pam Hoffman Patty Holahan Anne Holloway Rachael Horn Paula and Greg Hughes Erin Inan Barbara Gaal and Steve Ingebritsen Stephanie Jackson Bass James Debbie Jones-Ohel Jill and Brian Kasser Myrna and Norman Kasser Nancy Katz Janet Katz Shrut Kirti Melissa Kirven-Brooks Ken Klieman Mike Kurtz Carole and Jeffrey Langston Amy and Mark Lavelle Susan and Roger Lazarus Claire and Matt Ledwith
Jill Lee and Malcolm Hobbs Darcy and Mark Leschly Jill and Barry Levenfeld Ursula Levi Wendy Liau and Kang Lin Wei Shirley Mantell Friedman D'Arcy Mead Matthew Mettille Megan R. Miller Tina and Chris Molumphy Laurel Morris-Wessler Wallace Murfit Firouzeh and Robin Murray Gregg Newmark Lisa Nishimi Susan Oser Lea Stublarec and Curt Peterson Phyllis Oreskovic and Raja Petrakian Domicile Properties Anne Putney Barton Reed Glenn Douglas Rennels Daniel Richards Nkia Richardson Robin Roberts Walter Robinson Daphne Rocha Karen Rosenthal Sarah E. Rosston Julia and Simon Roy Raul Ruiz Kari and Chris Rust Anna Schipper Antoinette and James Short Louise and Charles Silverberg Madeline and Issac Stein Studio Rincon LLC Lina T. Swisher Victoria Thorp Julia and Tom Woosnam Loretta and Arthur Traum April and George Triantis Sandra Tsai Jennifer Vettel Marilyn Voelke and Kelly Monaghan Jeanne and Leonard Ware Judy and Donald Williams Katherine and Howard Wolf Marlene and Bob Wolff Peggy and Al Zappelli
business council Peninsula Bridge’s Business Council consists of business leaders who share a passion for Peninsula Bridge’s mission and who volunteer their time, energy, and financial resources to ensure Peninsula Bridge is an enduring resource for students, families, and schools on the Peninsula. Arcus Bioscience
Amazon Web Services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Latham & Watkins
Partner Fund Management Quotient Technology
Ropes & Gray
Silicon Valley Bank
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
2017 financial statement * â€Š
$2,915,431 Corporation 13% In-kind/Other 2%
General & Admin
$2,156,590 General & Admin 14%
*Unaudited financials. Will have final numbers in Spring 2018.
board of directors Alan Austin Board Chair Retired Managing Director, Silver Lake Nicole Batchelder Community Volunteer
Gerri Bock Community Volunteer Farah Champsi Managing Director, InterWest Healthcare Partners
Aarti Chandna Impact Investor and Strategy Consultant Chi-Chao Chang Chief Technology Oﬃcer, GoFundMe
Peter Dumanian Business Development, Cloudflare
Patricia Murray Retired Sr. Vice President, Intel
Abby Durban Community Volunteer
Brian O'Kelly Sr. Superintendent, DPR Construction
Julie Galles Head of School, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Penny Howe Gallo Of Counsel, DLA Piper Amika Guillaume Principal, East Palo Alto Academy Than Healy Head of School, Menlo School
Leslie DeWitt Founder
Nanci Kauﬀman Head of School, Castilleja School
Richard Dioli Director of Schools, Sacred Heart Schools
Tim Molak Head of School, Woodside Priory
John Draper Philanthropy Advisor, Crystal Springs Uplands School
Mark Mordell Chief Executive Oﬃcer, Avidbank
Peninsula Bridge www.peninsulabridge.org
Andy Pelletier Head of Private Banking, Silicon Valley Bank Amy C. Richards Head of School, Crystal Springs Uplands School Diane Rosenberg Head of School, Nueva Randi Shafton, Co-Executive Director, Peninsula Bridge Jocelyn Swisher Co-Executive Director, Peninsula Bridge Cindy Traum Community Volunteer
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