Pivotal Annual Report 2022

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PIVOTAL ON THE MOVE

HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE IN FOSTER CARE CREATE THE LIFE THEY WANT.

Annual Report 2022
Pivotal scholar Anaztajia with Megan Eaton, Pivotal Manager of Enrichment Services

OUR PATH F ORWARD

As we reflect on the past year, we must, as always, look first to the accomplishments of the scholars we serve - their voices are at the heart of everything we do at Pivotal. After over three decades of working with young people, the biggest lesson we’ve learned is that we can only be successful if we act as guides for our students, listening to what they want and helping them build the dreams they want for themselves. They set their goals. We help them read the map, break down the barriers they face, and walk by their side along the path they choose.

Last year, we had to navigate how and when to emerge from the fully virtual model we adopted in 2020 and help our students through the new challenges they faced. We worked hard to adapt and find ways to support them through financial instability and the impact that isolation and remote learning had on their mental and physical health. Our staff modeled the flexibility, resilience, and persistence that we see every day in the young people we serve. We listened to what our students needed, where they were struggling, and what we could do to support them.

After almost 17 years as CEO, my tenure is ending. I am preparing for retirement, and I’ll be spending the first part of 2023 helping our new CEO, Matt Bell, transition into the role. I want to personally thank each one of you for your trust and support and for the impact you are having on the lives of foster youth. I also want to thank our Pivotal scholars, past and current, for allowing us to be a part of their journey. I am humbled by their brilliance, tenacity, and wisdom and know that our communities and Pivotal are better because of them. And now a few words from our new leader, Matt:

“What an exciting time to be taking the reins of this amazing organization! I am thrilled to be joining the Pivotal team and to be a part of this transformational work. I’m grateful to Elise, the staff, and the Board of Directors who are helping me make a smooth transition into this role, while keeping the focus on our young people and what they need to be successful. I look forward to meeting you all and working to build a better future - one grounded in our belief that if we listen to the voices of our Pivotal scholars, we can build a community where everyone can achieve the education, career, and life they want for themselves.

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THE PROBLEM WE SOLVE

In the United States, there are over 400,000 young people in foster care. A child is removed from their home and placed into foster care every two minutes. These children spend an average of 19.6 months in foster care, with 14% spending more than three years in the system. In 2019, over 20,000 young people aged out of care without a permanent family. Children of color, particularly Black and American Indian/Alaska Native children, are dramatically overrepresented in the child welfare system. Without guidance and support, these young people are falling through the cracks.

Our vision

We envision a community in which every young person from foster care gets the education, career, and life they want for themselves.

FOSTER YOUTH IN CALIFORNIA

Our mission

We support young people in and from foster care to realize their educational and career goals and ensure their equitable access to opportunity.

8x AVERAGE NUMBER OF TIMES THEY CHANGE SCHOOLS WHILE IN CARE

75% PERFORM BELOW GRADE LEVEL

93% WANT TO ATTEND COLLEGE BUT ONLY 4% EARN A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

65% BETWEEN AGES 18-25 ARE UNEMPLOYED AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC

50% DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

20%

BECOME HOMELESS THE DAY THEY AGE OUT OF CARE

28% ARE CHRONICALLY ABSENT

FOSTER YOUTH NATIONALLY

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Learn more at www.pivotalnow.org/stats

THE PIVOTAL IMPACT

In the 2021-2022 academic year, your generous contributions to Pivotal helped us make a deep and lasting impact.

Pivotal scholars graduate college at the rate of their foster youth peers

524

high school & college youth served colleg e scholarships awarded

186

74%

of high school students in our intensive coaching services graduated

63%

of high school graduates accepted into college

2,029

hours of academic tutoring support

85%

program retention rate for post-secondary scholars

90%

of graduating seniors completed their FAFSA application for federal and state financial aid packages on time

76%

of Pivotal scholars would recommend Pivotal to other foster youth

78%

of internships successfully completed

68%

of eligible college students received Bachelor’s Degrees

Pivotal has helped guide me and hundreds of other foster youth into universities across the nation and prepared us for our careers. Now, I’m in my fourth year at San Francisco State University and on track to be the first in my family to graduate college!

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STRENGTH, RESILIENCE, AND TRUST

If anything happens to you or your dad, call us.

When Anaztajia heard these words from her new foster mom, Stephanie, she repeated the ten digit number over and over, making sure she wouldn’t forget. At just seven years old, she had finally found an adult in her life who made her feel safe - someone she knew she could trust after so many people in her young life had let her down.

In the years that followed, Anaztajia navigated many challenges. She moved to multiple schools and homes throughout her adolescence. At one point, she moved back in with her biological dad, but had to put herself back into care the summer before her junior year of high school. Facing one of the most important years of her high school career and not sure what to do, Anaztajia used the number she had memorized all those years back and made the call. True to her word, Stephanie was quick to recertify as a foster parent to get Anaztajia back in her care and in a place that she could call home.

Stephanie encouraged Anaztajia to enroll in the Pivotal high school coaching program and career development workshops. She had no idea how much of an impact Pivotal was going to have on her life. “Pivotal has become part of my family. When I walk into the Pivotal office, I feel the energy of people who are happy to see me,” says Anaztajia. “My first coach, Daisy, has a heart of gold and a ‘no nonsense’ coaching style. Like me, she’s a strong Latina woman. I’m so glad to have her in my corner, encouraging and guiding me as I was trying to make life decisions that felt bigger than I was ready for.”

Anaztajia struggled in her senior year. She worried that she was going to become one of the 50% of foster youth in the U.S. who drop out of high school. She knew she was smart and capable, but convinced herself that it didn’t really matter and fell into habits of self-sabotage. “Those were some dark days. I remember Megan from Pivotal reaching out and saying, ‘Come to the Pivotal office. I have a desk for you right near mine. We can work together.’ She wasn’t my coach, just someone who made an effort to get to know me and support me. She didn’t have to but she genuinely cared about my well-being.”

Once Anaztajia didn’t feel alone, what felt overwhelming and impossible suddenly became achievable - she had the support she needed to graduate and began to consider college options. In her senior year, she was accepted into Santa Barbara City College. But the idea of moving away from the only support system she knew was daunting. Both her moms suggested she try it out for a year, reminding her of everything she wanted to accomplish. She also learned that her Pivotal scholarship and coaching support could follow her virtually, wherever she went, and that eased her concerns. She made the move and is now studying Administration of Justice, and Sociology in Santa Barbara. She plans to get her Master’s Degree in social work and to become a social worker when she comes back home.

We are so proud of Anaztajia and excited to help her on her path to a life full of joy as she celebrates all that she has worked so hard to accomplish.

MEET ANAZTAJIA
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MEET ELIJAH

HELPING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS

Working with young people from foster care has been a healing experience for me personally and one that is incredibly motivating. I’ve wanted to do this sort of work since I was 11 years old. I wasn’t a part of the foster care system, but I share similar experiences: I’ve been in a place where I couldn’t plan for tomorrow. I’m familiar with sleeping outside and not knowing where my next meal will come from, much less being able to plan for the future. My empathy for their daily struggles runs deep and I want to help our students understand that they’re not alone, and that there are people who can help them achieve all they dream of.

I started out at Pivotal as a high school and then a college coach. Now, I’m the Post-Secondary Coach Supervisor and my role is to help our coaches in any way I can – I provide guidance and work with them to problem solve and find the best solutions for the incredible academic and life challenges our scholars face. Our coaches are trained to know the ‘ins and outs’ of financial aid, academic advising, transfers, internships, and the scholarship process – we facilitate connections and focus on supporting these young people as they deal with the trauma they have experienced.

I am a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer and I train others in how to identify, understand, and respond to students experiencing mental health challenges. When Pivotal scholars are in distress, our coaches are often the first line of support. A coach’s body language, listening skills, and choice of words can make a difference to a young person in crisis. When scholars struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, it’s no surprise that they struggle academically and professionally. The MHFA training provides us with tools to recognize when a student needs help, and to guide them to professional mental health support services that can help.

Taking care of our staff’s mental health is key. This is not a job where they clock in and clock out. When they

are trying to help a young person who is navigating mental health and other life hardships, it’s something our coaches carry with them. They care deeply about the success and happiness of our scholars. When our scholars have a win, like passing a math class where they put in countless hours studying, we celebrate with them. Likewise, when they are struggling, we feel their pain, just as you would for anyone in your life you care about. In this line of work, it is so important for coaches to understand the importance of self-care and sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the complexities of taking care of themselves while doing this important work. I’m here to make sure that we provide that pivotal support.

I also feel deeply privileged to work alongside my team to lead our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) priorities. I love Pivotal because we genuinely honor people for their journey and work with folks from different backgrounds. I’m passionate about equity work and am grateful that our leadership team values creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for our scholars and our staff.

My job fulfills a life philosophy of everyone taking care of each other. I’m thankful for the opportunity to help these incredible young people and to be part of their journeys. If I can, I’ll do this sort of work for the rest of my life.
– Elijah Valdeolivar, Post-Secondary Coach Supervisor
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PIVOTAL ON THE M VE

For decades, Pivotal has changed the lives of foster youth in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, starting in high school all the way through college graduation and into the workforce.

When trying to plan for what comes next, we knew the most important thing was for us to listen to our scholars and understand what they really needed. What we learned is that our students need consistent and uninterrupted support, they need it to start earlier, and they need help removing the systemic barriers that prevent them from succeeding.

MOVING ACROSS COUNTY LINES

Young people in foster care change schools an average of eight times while in care! This constant upheaval can wreak havoc on a student’s academic progress. Pivotal already serves post-secondary students in 23 counties in California and 13 states nationwide, providing scholarships, tutoring,

professional development workshops, internships, and 1:1 coaching. The Pivotal on the Move initiative will allow us to follow our students through different placements regardless of county lines, to provide consistency and keep them on track to succeed.

MOVING INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL

In the past, we worked with young people from foster care starting in the 9th grade but we know that starting earlier can help ease the transition into high school. By the time they get to high school, some students are already too far behind to achieve an on-time graduation. By starting our work in middle school, we can help more of our young people graduate high school in four years.

MOVING INTO POLICY AND ADVOCACY

We want to provide our students a voice in the government and on legislative decisions that have a direct impact on their lives. With Pivotal on the Move, we are also committing more resources to legislative and advocacy work to help break down the systemic barriers that our scholars face.

“We have decades of experience listening to our young people and what they are telling us now is that they need uninterrupted support and services wherever they live. We don’t abandon our youth when they ‘age out’ and won’t abandon them when they ‘move out’.”

THE NEXT CHAPTER IN OUR STORY
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INVESTING IN THEIR FUTURE

Thanks to your generous support, in Fiscal Year 2022, we were able to provide:

$485,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

$114,000 IN TUTORING

$226,000 IN 1:1 COACHING

$124,000 IN SCHOLAR EMERGENCY FUNDING

2021-2022 Financials GENERAL

& ADMIN GOVERNMENT FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS & OTHER Total Expenses $5,414,000 Total Revenue $4,940,000
SERVICES PHILANTHROPY $381,000 | 7% $811,000 | 15% $4,222,000 | 78% $898,000 | 18% $1,518,000 | 31% $2,524,000 | 51% Revenue
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PROGRAM
Expenses

OUR DREAM TEAM

Board of Directors

Michael Saviage

Board President

Adobe Systems (Retired)

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Board Vice-President

Chief Human Resources Officer, Cohesity

Paul Silverglate

Board Treasurer

Partner, Deloitte

Lupe Diaz

Board Secretary

Alliance Manager, Pure Storage

Lisa Sobrato Sonsini

President, Sobrato Family Foundation

Steve Flores

Business Manager, UA Local Union 393

Dontae Lartigue

CEO & Co-Founder, Razing the Bar

Dianne McKenna

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor

Nadia Patel

Director, BlackRock

Maribeth Portz

Community Leader

Rick Williams

Community Leader and Consultant

Executive Team

Elise Cutini

CEO

Jane Machin

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Marie-Christine Busque

Vice President of Programming

MEET DONTAE

FINDING WAYS TO GIVE BACK

We were thrilled to welcome Dontae Lartigue to the Pivotal Board of Directors this year. As a former Pivotal scholar, Dontae’s lived experience with the foster care system and with our programs provides a critical perspective when we’re making decisions about our programming and ways to support our young people.

Dontae was raised in East Palo Alto for the first few years of his life. He entered foster care at a very early age and lived most of his life in San Jose in shelters, group homes, and various foster placements. After graduating from high school, Dontae went to De Anza College where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts/Social and Behavioral Sciences. He followed this up with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Jose State University. Dontae is the CEO and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Razing the Bar, which provides mentorship and housing support services to current and former foster youth, as well as other underresourced youth populations.

“Pivotal is committed to showing young people that they have options. I’ve been a systems-impacted youth my whole life and meaningful connections can be hard to find. Pivotal didn’t just provide me with services and programs – they brought me into a community, helped me get through setbacks, and stuck by me, regardless of where I was in my journey. I’m excited to contribute and be part of the Pivotal journey as we continue to grow and evolve.

– Dontae Lartigue

Board Member & Pivotal Alumnus

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A COMMUNITY THAT CARES

We are fortunate to partner with community organizations and service groups that share our commitment to helping Silicon Valley’s foster youth defy the odds. By joining forces with Pivotal, these organizations create a force for good that directly impacts the educational and career success of young people in foster care.

Internship Hosts

Bill Wilson Center

Decca Design

Good Heart Recovery

Intern & Earn, Santa Clara County DFCS

Momentive

Oh My Fitness

Open Doors to Future Possibilities

Pacific Clinics

Pivotal

Planet

PRxDigital

Resilience Corps (San Jose Public Library Foundation, San Jose Public Library & City of San Jose)

TechNik

Ultra Clean Technology

Government Agencies

Santa Clara County Office of Education

San Mateo County Office of Education

San Mateo County Department of Children and Family Services

Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services

Community Organizations

Bill Wilson Center

California Youth Connections

Catholic Charities

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

FYSI Collaborative

Home First

Juma

Kids In Common Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Loved Twice

Pacific Clinics

Razing the Bar

S.T.A.R. Programs

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

StarVista

Teen Success

Work2Future

STRONGER TOGETHER

Educational Institutions

Canada College

De Anza College

Evergreen Valley College

Foothill College

Gavilan College

Mission College

Opportunity Youth Academy

San Jose City College

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

West Valley College

In 2021, Pivotal joined the Foster Youth Pre-College Collective (tFYPC) - a group of eight California organizations focused on expanding effective academic engagement programs that support the educational success of young people in foster care. Member organizations have united to close the educational opportunity gap for California’s youth in foster care. The Collective’s six direct service organizations offer programs that achieve a combined high school graduation rate of 94% for students in foster care. In addition, 82% of foster youth served by member programs enroll in post-secondary education. By making a long-term commitment to work together and share information, best practices, and data, we can give every young person in foster care in California the support they need to graduate from high school and pursue the post-secondary educational and career paths they want for themselves.

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PIVOTAL ALUMNI PAYING IT FORWARD

Many of our Pivotal scholars keep in touch after they leave our program. It’s always great to hear about the amazing lives they’re building for themselves. Some of our alumni want to do even more by contributing to Pivotal’s mission in their own ways. We have alumni who have joined our staff, interned with us, sit on our board, and represent us in the media by sharing their stories.

We checked in with a few of these Amazing Alumni to learn why they choose to continue to work with Pivotal:

SARAH GENTLE

PIVOTAL POST-SECONDARY COACH

I was a Pivotal scholar at the end of high school and all through college. When I started working as a coach for Pivotal, I was a little worried - would it be really different on the other side of things? But Pivotal supports its staff just as well to ensure we’re able to put our best foot forward to support our students. Because of the awesome support I received as a staff member, I have had the space to learn and grow through my scholars more than they probably know.

NOOR ALMUSAHWI, RESEARCH FELLOW LEGAL EDUCATION ACCESS PIPELINE, INC. (LEAP)

A lighthouse helps ships avoid rocky beaches and guides them safely to shore. In college, Pivotal was my lighthouse. Now that I’ve graduated, I work full time, I’m a court appointed child advocate, and I help coach wrestling at the high school and college levels. My mission is to help other foster youth get into college and get the funding and support they need to succeed. I can’t do that alone, and Pivotal staff continue to always respond with lightning speed to help these students get what they need. Pivotal is now their lighthouse too.

ELMIRA ZAMANIKIA, DPT PHYSICAL THERAPIST, ON MY CARE HOME HEALTHCARE

I continue to give back to Pivotal as a volunteer because they were there emotionally and financially to help me when I wasn’t sure I had a chance at higher education. I remember being in a position of curiosity and needing guidance in navigating the path towards a brighter educational future. Pivotal gave me the tools and helped motivate me to succeed and I hope to continue to do that for current and future foster youth.

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OUR DONORS

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE

We are so grateful to our community for the support we receive to help the young people we serve.

This list reflects donors who generously gave from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. If you find an error, please accept our apologies and contact us at info@pivotalnow.org so we can correct our records.

Individual Supporters

$50,000+

Tammy and Bill Crown

George G. and Jeannette A. Stuart Charitable Fund

Grace and Steven Voorhis

Sheri Sobrato Brisson and Eric Brisson

Lisa and Matthew Sonsini

$10,000 - $49,999

Brandenburg Family Foundation

Louise dePutron

Ranae DeSantis

Julie and Brian Inkster

Dianne and Regis McKenna

John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe

George and Sandra Quinn

Mark and Mary Stevens

Thomas and Ellen Hogue Family Foundation

Emily Ward and Howard Ting

Warmenhoven Family Foundation

$1,000 - $9,999

Marijke and Caleb Annis

Paul and Debbie Baker

Louise Baker

Bartz Marr Family Foundation

Jennifer Batra

Kelly and Brett Battles

Susan Biester

Lynne and Roger Biscay

Jean Bourne

Matthew Brown

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf and Doug Wolf

Elaine Cardinale

Craig and Catherine Ciesla

Sue and Bob Davis

Donn Dobkin and Amanda Book

Alison and Greg Dykema

Lynda Ellingson

Mary Firenze

John and Elise Gerich

Celia Hancock

Pamela Hawley

Sheryl and David Heacock

John and Lisa Hogan

Marc and Rebecca Jedel

Eric and Katherine Johnson

Nancy and John A. Kidd

Eunice Kim

Tammy Kolda

Martha Laboissiere

Julie Leven and Remi El-Ouazzane

Patrick and Emily Lo

Ginny Lockhart

Connie and Bob Lurie

Andrea Mackenzie

Jamshid Mahdavi and Karen Fabrizuis

John P. Morgridge and Tashia Morgridge

Mark Moser

Eileen Nolan

Pilar Pablo and Daniel Klausmeier

John and Shelly Paiva

Nate and Maia Perez

Winnie Poon

Maribeth Portz and David Wanek

Praveen Rangnath

Lainey and Bruce Richardson

Sarah and Carl Rosendahl

Samberton Family Foundation

Sanders Dickinson Foundation

Sadafi Family Foundation

Michael and Leslie Saviage

Elisabeth and Daniel Shader

Ruth Sherer

Jennifer and Paul Silverglate

Marcie Soderquist

Amelia and Brian Strom

Claire and John Sturm

Alison Suggs

Colleen Tate

Donna Terman and Will Brown

Leslie and Michael Trigg

Alice Wang

Rick and Barbara Williams

Andrew and Doreen Williams

Ron and Jennifer Yang

Jessica Yu and Shuang Xu

Grant ZamudioKerstin and Tom Goguen

Tom and Patricia Grant

Daniel Hewlett

$500 - $999

Michael and Virginia Bowman

Thomas Brunner

Dianne and Warren Bunting

Lin Florinda Colavin

Debbie and Christopher Crouse

Elaine and Michael Curran

Stephanie Demos

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Pat and Ron Eastman

Leslie and Martin Gates

Mary Ann Jankord

Sara and Ricardo Jenez

Kammermeyer Family

Michele KellyDiCanio

Lorraine Leipold

Patricia and John Lindsay

Regina and John Madigan

Sean and Therese McKenna

Priya Mistry and Carl Haywood

Margaret Nanda

Jerine Oommen

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We support causes and organizations that we feel could make a difference in the world. We’ve been impressed to see the life changing impact that Pivotal has been making in the lives of young people from foster care and we are proud and honored to lend our support.

– Mary and Mark Stevens

Pivotal Dream Makers Circle Members

Donna Poggi and Jay Anderson

Barbara Powell

Wayne Prescott

Christine Robbins

Genevieve and Richard Rolla

Lynn Sakamoto

Catherine Thermond

$100 - $499

Anonymous

Paul Aggarwal

L. Amy Aken

Kevin Alsup

Gurpreet Bal

Terese Barbeau

Drucilla Barth

Elaine Baskin and Kenneth Krechmer

Susan Bates

Marla Bedrosian

Kirsten Berg-Painter

Rachel Borovina and Eric Teetzel

Cindy Bullock

Meredith Butler

Thao Buu

Jack Carlson

Patricia Chappell

Timothy Chu

Stephanie Cipresse

Unity Community Church

Barbara and Martin Costello

Marisa Cox

Mary Danna

Brian Dawbin

Dean Didech

Pamela Dougherty

Terry Downing

Robert Fan

Molly Fezell

Gerri Finkelstein Lurya

John Fioretta

Pamela Fong

Harvey and Constance Fox

Elizabeth Franco

Kevin Gardner

Punam and Krishna Gollamudi

Kathy Grant

Patricia and Tom Grant

Ruth Grigsby

Kathi Hammill

Ruth Harris and Phillip Dawson

Patrick Harshman

Paul and Angela Haskell

Dennis DeBroeck and Nancy Heinen

Charlene Henley

Deanna Hisaw

MK Hochberg

Mary Hughes

Alicia Huynh

Harriet Jennings

Beth Kane

John Kerwin

Janice Key

Darshana Khiani

Robyn Klitgaard

Dana Knapp

Laetitia Le Roux

Eileen Licitra

Wanrong Lin

Tao Liu

Monica Louie

Sarah Madden

Karen Massaro

Jim Matysiak

Jeanne Matysiak

Sandy McMaster

Fiona Meier

Joyce Meurer

Brigid Moreton

Nora Naylor

Jessica Nowak

Michael Nudi

Amanda Oberg

Richard and Patricia Pantoja

Pablo Paredes

Bill and Maggie Parkin

The Patchwork Fund

Kim Phung

Simon Purse

Gladie Rabitz

Vinu Raman

David Ramirez

Patricia Rehert

Kathleen Robins

Karl and Theresa Robinson

Andrea Schacter

Ed and Linda Selden

Brian Shew

Nikki Soich

Shirley Sparks

Joanna Stark

Dana and William Starling

Lee and Bonnie Stone

Rachel Sumi

Alison Takata

Stephanie Taylor

Don Taylor

Andrea Thomas

Jessica Torres

HaNhi Tran

Liza Valdeolivar

Mary Ann Van Paul

Ann Vivian

Michael Wearsch

Josita Wensink

Caroline Wolf

Verna Wong

Marlene and William Zapata

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UP TO $100

Anonymous (3)

Keith Annis

Beth Avalos

Khamid Bakhadirov

Swathi Balakrishna

Emily Baldwin

Yajaira Barragan

Mary Ann Brison

Stefani Burgett

Nate Carillo-Reyes and Reuben Reyes

Brenda Chastaine

Isabel Chou

Sergio Cuevas

Dee and Jim Cunningham

Marian and Robert Curto

Terri Daszko

Marie Lizelle De Luna

Kristy Driscoll

Maria D’souza and Stephen King

Corrine Fabie

Martha Frank

Michelle Gaines

Diana Gilbert

Neha Goyal

Janelle Greenlee

Agatha Guajardo

Hugh Harris

Veronica Hawkins

Steven Higaki

Michael and Larri Hirschklau

Alexandra Hoang

Shuck Jawaid

Michelle Jones

Kurt and Katherine Kroesche

Victoria Kroll

Sachi Kuwano

Bala Lakkaraju

Mary Lapka

Susan and Jacquelyn Laughlin

Rona Layton

Sam and Martha Lazarakis

Deborah and Paul Lee

Mingqing Li

July Lopez

Lori Maitski

Cheryl Mason

Lori and Dee McBride

Alison Miguel

Judith Monchamp

Jane and Marcia Morris

Anne and Robert Naragon

Katharine Nice

Laura Paresa

Kinnery Patel

Marilee Pickles

Ludwig and Victoria Pummer

Coynne Robbins

Kenneth Rose

Melissa Ross

Amy and Charles Schulz

Sunita Shah

Chanon Singh and Yin Phang

Stacie Somes

Crickett and Michael Stephens

William Stiteler

Cathleen and Steve Stugard

K. Esther Szabo

Kelly Walsh

Shelly Watson

Sharon Watts

Mary Werthman

Joan West

Tian Xu

Celia Zambrano

I donate to Pivotal because I want other foster kids to have a fair shot at life. A lot of my world changed when I was put into foster care, and for a long time after I was simply trying to figure things out. Now that I’m in a position where I can give back a little, I wanted to pay it forward.

BECOME A PIVOTAL DREAM MAKER

The Pivotal Dream Makers Circle is a special group of supporters who believe deeply in the potential of foster youth. By contributing $3,000 or more annually, Dream Makers invest in our students and help them turn their dreams into reality. These generous individuals ensure that we can serve every foster youth who walks through our doors. Members of the Dream Makers Circle receive expanded recognition, invitations to the annual Dream Makers Circle event, and other exclusive opportunities.

To learn more about becoming a Dream Maker, contact: Priya Mistry, Director of Community Initiatives priya.mistry@pivotalnow.org

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OUR DONORS

OUR DONORS

Foundation and Corporate Supporters

$100,000+

Sobrato Family Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Capital One

Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation

$25,000 - $99,999

Epic Foundation

William & Charlene Glikbarg Foundation

In-N-Out Burger Foundation

Pinpoint Foundation

$5,000 - $24,999

Kaiser Permanente

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Costco Charitable Enterprise Holdings

Stanley E. Hanson Foundation

Acer America Corp.

Excite Credit Union

Applied Materials Foundation

Miranda Lux Foundation

W. Bradley Electric

LinkedIn

Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation

Merill Lynch

$1,000 - $4,999

Cisco Systems Foundation

Google

Macy’s

Apple Inc.

The Columbus Foundation

Gilroy Foundation

Second Source Medical

Pure Good Foundation

Bozzuto & Associates

Insurance Services

Adobe Foundation

Up to $1,000

SalesForce.org

Workday Inc.

VMware Foundation

Thermo Fisher Scientific

At Enterprise Holdings, supporting the communities where we live and work has been a core value since our founding. That means championing organizations like Pivotal, who are working to make a meaningful impact and improve opportunity and equity for our community members. That’s why we’re thrilled to award Pivotal with a local Enterprise Holdings ROAD (Respect, Opportunity, Achievement and Diversity)

Forward award! We were also thrilled to lend our staff expertise to lead virtual career readiness workshops, provide informational interviews to scholars, and provide a Pivotal graduate his first career job!

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Join us in making connections across Pivotal’s network of scholars, alumni, staff, and community partners for a celebration featuring:

Pivotal Connect Interactive Art & Storytelling Exhibit unlocking creative expression and possibilities in young people from foster care.

Pivotal Connect Awards Ceremony honoring Community Leaders the impact they are making in the lives of young people from foster care

Saturday, April 29th | 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

John A. and Susan Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, Santa Clara University

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E SANTA CLARA STREET SUITE 1450
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Diana Pivotal Alumna
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