VALLEY VISION MAGAZINE | FALL 2022
VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | SAN JOSE, CA
V ANNUAL GIVING REPORT
Through the generosity of our faithful donors, Valley Christian Schools supported our worldclass college-prep initiatives, grew our tuition assistance program, and made impressive updates to our facilities.
K-12 HEALTH & WELLNESS
Student health and well-being is a top priority at Valley Christian Schools. Meet our new K-12 Director of Wellness and learn how our top administrators tackle today’s toughest challenges.
What does it mean to be a Warrior? Our new Spiritual Formation team is helping our students pursue the call of Jesus and develop a Way of the Warrior mindset through the pathway of discipleship.
V a lle y V i si o n 2022
PRINCIPALS’ ROUND TABLE
WAY OF THE WARRIOR & WARRIOR WELLNESS
AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
WINNING ON & OFF THE COURSE
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As I prayed and prepared for this year’s keynote address to Valley Christian Schools, I felt compelled to encourage and remind our Board, administration, faculty, and staff of God’s abundant blessings and protection. I wanted to challenge our community to move past existing in survival mode and embrace the joy of thriving in Him. For this reason, we selected the theme verse “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10) for the 2022-23 school year. Scripture tells us, “Greater is He that is in us, than He that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
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Indeed, no one could have predicted the COVID pandemic that closed our schools beginning on March 13, 2020. That is, no one except God, who not only had the power to warn of the coming shaking but also powerfully protected VCS and helped our teachers successfully teach and our students excel during the challenging educational environment. During our October 2019 faculty spiritual retreat, John Delke (‘94), a VCS Junior High Bible teacher, shared a vision he believes came from God on August 9, 2019. Mr. Delke summarized his vision as follows: Going into Dr. Daugherty’s keynote, I knew the theme for the year was “Let’s Pray.” So, as the worship began, I took a moment to pray and asked God if he wanted to show me or tell me anything, and he gave me a vivid vision. In my vision, I saw Valley Christian Schools. I could see the whole school sitting on the hill, the quad, the gym, and the education buildings. The people in the quad seemed very content. Then, as the people were standing around talking, the hill started to shake. At first, people ignored it, but it kept shaking, and they became uneasy. Then I saw a giant hand slowly lifting the school off its foundation and away from the dangerous shaking. At the same time, a giant ear appeared out of the clouds to listen. While that happened, a transparent dome, like a snow globe, formed around the school as an invisible shield. I asked the Lord for the meaning of what I saw. He impressed on me that there is a shaking coming in the earthly and spiritual realms, but God will protect us by lifting us from harm’s way, putting a spiritual shield over us, and listening carefully to answer our prayers. John’s vision from the Lord confirms that God is not taken by surprise. He hears our prayers, goes before us, and even prepares the way for us to face the unknown. We can take heart and “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” What a privilege and honor to serve a loving and powerful heavenly Father who encourages us in His Word to “Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7).
Clifford E. Daugherty, Ed.D. President
welcome | PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Principals’ Round Table
At all levels of Valley Christian Schools, student wellness has become more of a priority than ever before. As school leaders seek to steward their campuses through and out of the pandemic and its ensuing issues, they place more emphasis on social-emotional health. ___ Before the onset of the 2022-23 school year, Valley Vision sat down with the three Valley Christian principals – Dr. Gabe Guven at the elementary, Mr. Brian Clemons at the junior high, and Dr. Jennifer Silva Griffin at the high school – for a round-table discussion on the ways in which each campus seeks to address this critical concern. From your vantage point as principal, how have the last few years impacted VCS students with respect to their social-emotional health? Dr. Guven: As a principal (which, to be clear, is not a mental health professional or child psychologist), there have been trends that were surfacing prior to the pandemic. Increased adolescent screen time may be a factor. Students are entering school needing more support with “how to do school.” Social media usage has created an entirely new environment that most, if not all adults, did not have to navigate. Students need to be proactively taught how to navigate this environment. Other trends affecting students can be the erosion of family time and family structure, as well as the intense political division and tension we are living through. Oh yeah, and a global pandemic, too. Mr. Clemons: We realize students are searching for a path, who they are, and their purpose in life. Many of our students are struggling with depression and anxiety, which is why we had to be so intentional with our chapels and our messaging at the junior high. These students have so much on their plate, socially and emotionally. Dr. Silva Griffin: No living adult knows what it was like to be a teenager in high school living during a pandemic. That creates an unprecedented challenge for adults who are trying to understand the impacts of the last few years on our teens. Teens’ developmental interactions were impacted, they are looking to adults for more cues on how to navigate social settings – particularly in the area of play! It seems important for adults to remind and show teenagers that play and fun are essential parts of a healthy life, even in the midst of very real stress and anxiety. With respect to VCS’ mission statement, what role should social-emotional learning have in the quality Christian education we aspire to offer? Guven: The first thing that comes to mind is the focus on a “nurturing environment” – educational research has illustrated that students cannot learn if they do not feel safe in their learning environment. All expectations of students must filter through our commitment to nurture them.
q & a | PRINCIPALS’ ROUND TABLE Clemons: We realize there is an increasing need to designate resources toward faculty, staff, parent, and student training in mental health and wellness. We have a team of counselors that are present, along with our administrators and teachers, to provide additional support, whether academic or emotional. Griffin: We are relentlessly committed to loving others and loving God well. We also know that Jesus said, “Love others as you love yourself.” Gen Z is asking how much they are loved: by God, by others, by themselves. Meeting that need is our first and foremost commitment. How do you envision Valley Christian Schools continuing to address student wellness in new ways in the coming years? Guven: Among our efforts is the continuation of integrated social-emotional and character-focused education. We need to equip both parents and educators to help students thrive from the earliest ages. I know Valley Christian is committed to making sure that our own academic policies aren’t getting in the way of that. We really want to truly and meaningfully hone in on some of the practices that enhance student wellness: regular exercise, better nutrition, more sleep, and reduced screen time, to name a few. We hope to promote a healthy overall lifestyle, as opposed to only being reactive when issues arise. Clemons: Our goal is to continue to develop a built-in structure that would allow students the opportunity to find help and support in times of need. The Wellness Committee is working with a consultant to assess the current needs of our students and then formalize a plan to bring in resources and staffing that might be needed in a Wellness Center or similar safe places to allow students to process their emotions, learn practical tools, and realize their worth and how much they are loved.
Among our efforts is the continuation of integrated social-emotional and character-focused education. We need to equip both parents and educators to help students thrive from the earliest ages. I know Valley Christian is committed to making sure that our own academic policies aren’t getting in the way of that. ~ Gabe Guven, Elementary Principal
Our goal is also to reduce the stigma surrounding emotional health as every human being needs to assess their level of overall wellness. Should a student face a time of crisis, we also have additional support from onsite therapists from the Christian Counseling Center. Griffin: We need to make this part of our culture. As we minister to students, we must follow Jesus’ example of compassionate, adaptive care. Our teachers, mentors, and coaches have an enormous role to play in this process. We are committed to a holistic approach that involves everyone; this is essential if we want to truly affect our students’ lives. We’ve started by partnering with the William Jessup University Psychology Department to understand how to do Christian psychology well. We plan to hold ASB and Student Life events grounded in social-emotional, experiential, and “play” learning. I am excited to announce that Mrs. Abra Martinez has taken on the new role of high school Wellness Counselor. She now has the necessary space to listen to students and help assess what we need to do in this arena. ___ To help build the environment envisioned by the principals and to help educate school stakeholders about wellness in the context of Christian education, Valley Christian Schools recently hired Mrs. Amy Hernandez as its first-ever K-12 Director of Wellness. As we work to support our students’ social and emotional health, the words from Proverbs 12:25 are wise, “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”
Way of the WARRIOR By Steve Dang, MDiv. Chief Ministry Officer and Campus Pastor
A year ago, God brought me back to Valley Christian to serve as the Director of Alumni Ministries. As I traveled the country to meet and encourage our alums, I began seeing the impact of our community beyond “the Hill.”
student-led Bible studies cropping up on campus, alums pastoring churches in Colorado or China, parents raising the next generation with solid foundations rooted in faith, or a Sheik in the Middle East now reading through books of the Bible because of the impact of our community – God is working. I believe God wants to do more.
This year we launched an initiative to focus on building faith, character, and virtues for our students on their Quest for Excellence we call the Way of the Warrior. The Way of the Warrior is about four ethos:
I listened to your stories and hoped to gain insight, perspective, healing, and understanding as our community moves toward the future. As I walked onto campus every day from the yellow lot, I said the same prayer: “Lord, help me love the person in front of me the same way you do.” If you need a prayer that will change your life, this is it. It’s a dangerous prayer, changing attitudes, opinions, and making it impossible to stay the same. It’s a transformational prayer, a prayer turning every conversation into something sacred and filling every interaction with compassion. It creates enough pause to allow wisdom to interject. Ultimately, this prayer grew a vision in my heart for the whole Valley Christian community of K-12 students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and partnerships. For more than sixty years, Valley has impacted over 9,500 students and their families. VCS, like any other human organization, is flawed, but the people and leadership here strive toward a primary mission: to point people to Jesus. The Quest for Excellence is how we accomplish God’s unique call on our community, but God’s kingdom mission through Valley is to reach Silicon Valley (and beyond) with the good news of Jesus, and we have seen evidence of it. We see God working - from
• Wisdom. The Warrior seeks to become wise on the journey of education (Proverbs 1:7). •
Honor. The Warrior takes ownership over their attitude, actions, thoughts, and feelings today (2 Corinthians 10:5).
• Courage. The Warrior knows resilience is indispensable (Proverbs 12:28). •
Sacrifice. The Warrior seeks the heart and mindset of Christ with whomever, or whatever is in front of them (Philippians 2:2-8).
We believe these virtues are not only foundational for students but transformational for our community and what it means to be a Warrior. Imagine the impact of the Warrior community that demonstrates wisdom, honor, courage, and sacrifice in all thoughts, words, actions, and relationships. I believe the Way of the Warrior can change everything. So may God fill our community with His Spirit to impact our school, families, neighborhoods, and workplaces with the good news of the Son, Jesus. With expectation, faith, hope, and love. Amen.
corporate | WE ARE WARRIORS
Within a few months of beginning her work at Valley Christian, Amy Hernandez recognized something special in the people around her. ___
The uniqueness of pursuing wellness at a Christian school is that Christ himself is an integral part of the wellness equation...There is no better strategy than Christ’s love. ~ Amy Hernandez, K-12 Director of Wellness
“This community is so full of willing spirits, of willing hearts that care deeply,” says Hernandez, hired in the summer of 2022 as the school’s first-ever K-12 Director of Wellness. A post-pandemic buzzword, “wellness” has risen to the top of organizations’ priorities across the globe. Hernandez, who comes to Valley Christian after twenty-two years in the public school system, believes that VCS’ formal foray into this space must begin with key questions applicable to staff, students, and families alike: What does wellness mean? What gets in the way of wellness? What does this community need concerning wellness? “These are difficult questions to answer,” Hernandez acknowledges. “I’m happy I’ve connected with so many stakeholders to discuss who we are and what we value.” Among the stakeholders in regular conversations with Hernandez and the rest of the VCS Wellness Team are the students themselves. Many of them are working to create groups and programming designed to support one another, address negative stigmas surrounding mental health and social-emotional care, and model vulnerability in these areas for their peers. Steering committees are in place at all three campuses to further drive school-specific initiatives focusing on both students and staff. “We’re inviting students in at the ground floor of all we do,” Hernandez explains. “They need to be an important part of everything; I want their voices to be generative in all these conversations.” “The uniqueness of pursuing wellness at a Christian school is that Christ himself is an integral part of the wellness equation,” Hernandez says. She is adamant that a thriving relationship with Jesus is the critical building block to any holistic wellness strategy. In visualizing wellness as a wheel, Hernandez believes that there is “no spoke bigger than Christ. He shows up; He heals; He remedies.” “There is no better strategy than Christ’s love.”
An Entrepreneurial Spirit BEI blends Christian values with business innovation. ___ It started with a pillbox. When Valley Christian High School launched the President’s Business Challenge (PBC) in 2014, instructors gave teams of students the task of developing a business idea, crafting a proposal, and delivering their pitches to local venture capitalists. The winning team of that inaugural challenge – comprised of freshmen – designed an automatic pill dispenser to assist individuals with complicated medication regimens or who struggle with remembering to take their vitamins. “They absolutely blew me away,” remembers Hannah Kim, now the VP of VCS’ Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (BEI). “The judges were completely floored by the design, the business plan, the pitch, everything.” Katherine Ho (‘18), who was on that team, recalls the extent to which she and her teammates had to understand every single facet of their product. “Knowing something deeply is an enriching experience,” explains Ho, who was valedictorian at VCHS in 2018 and is now a student at Stanford University. “It taught me to be both confident and willing to learn.” After a few rounds of the PBC, Kim and her colleagues realized they might have found something special at the intersection of Christian education and the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit. The next step in developing the BEI program was creating more business electives. As interest in the electives grew, BEI began to offer business programs, club support, and business-oriented events, like speaker series and headquarters tours. To capture the growing ambition of these business students, the “Quest Incubator” program was born. This program allows students to take their business idea from concept to reality. Throughout the year-long program, the students receive industry expertise from mentors and learn from business and technology guest speakers. Embedded in the program are discussions on the importance of Christian business leaders identifying and maintaining integrity to their core values. As the students became increasingly committed to the “Quest Incubator” program, Kim laughs at the memories of late-night (and early-morning) phone conversations with her enthusiastic young entrepreneurs. “The kids in those early days were already showing so much passion, so much sheer curiosity,” she says. Now, nearly a decade after Ho and her teammates wowed the first panel of PBC judges, K-12 BEI continues to grow. A successful start-up enterprise, the BEI program currently offers extracurricular opportunities for Valley Christian elementary and junior high students, in addition to its robust slate of classes, programs, and clubs for the high school. Some students are choosing to attend Valley Christian primarily due to the opportunities available in BEI, Kim says, and many emerge from their experience with their mindset about business leadership drastically changed by the faith-driven nature of the program.
bei | AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
This program, at its heart, is about serving others. We are faith-driven and mission-driven; we see all our work as an opportunity to help fulfill the Great Commission. ~ Hannah Kim, VP/K-12 Director of BEI
As both Kim and numerous alumni can affirm, much of that transformed perspective is due to the involvement of business leaders who serve as mentors for BEI students. Rich Farrell, a judge in the early days of the PBC remains an active mentor. He stresses the need for modeling the importance of grounding compassionate entrepreneurship on a foundation of faith. “The right way to run a business is from a place of love,” Farrell says. “Love God, our fellow businesspeople, our employees, vendors, and customers. You can be a blessing in the marketplace – if that is our posture, then everything will align perfectly.” Farrell and Kim emphasize that a relationship with Jesus can significantly blend with and impact business innovation. Even as the educators continue to dream about the next steps for BEI – these are entrepreneurs, after all – they remain intentional about remembering their own core values. “This program, at its heart, is about serving others,” Kim says. “We are faith-driven and mission-driven; we see all our work as an opportunity to help fulfill the Great Commission.” Farrell recognizes that maintaining a Christian ethic can be challenging in the often brutal and cutthroat world of the entrepreneur. With the craziness of that life in mind, he encourages business leaders of any age to slow down, to remember Christ’s model of humility and gentleness, and to breathe, rest, and reflect. While these qualities are not found in an automatic pill dispenser, thankfully, they support the goals and students of Valley Christian’s BEI.
Winning On & Off the Course Franky Sumcad was the last golfer on the course when the Valley Christian High School girls golf team won the CCS Championship last November. ___ “The rest of the team was there waiting for me, and everyone cheered when I finished,” Sumcad, now a senior, remembers. “We were all so happy and felt so united. We were so proud of what we did that day.” One week later, Varsha Ramachandran was in one of the first groups to finish their round at the NorCal Championship…which Valley Christian also won. “It was so much fun then watching my peers all finish that 18th hole,” says Ramachandran, a sophomore. “All of that build-up to us winning the championship; it all felt so good!” The dual celebrations capped off a historic year for the program, whose CCS title was its first since 2012, coming on the heels of runner-up finishes in both 2020 and 2021. The NorCal win was the program’s first since 2017. Throughout the successful run, the one constant in girls golf has been its coach, Scot Hathaway, now in his 10th season at the helm. Yet even as the team celebrates its victories, Hathaway appreciates that golfers like Sumcad and Ramachandran find just as much reward in the post-round joy they share with their teammates.
athletics | WINNING ON & OFF THE COURSE
IN THE LONG RUN, WE WANT TO SUCCEED WITH OUR SCORES, BUT WE REALLY WANT TO REPRESENT CHRIST IN OUR ATTITUDE.
“Our girls have fun and have really bought into the team concept we push,” Hathaway says. “They will remember their relationships far more than the scores or awards they have received. That’s a big positive.”
~ Scot Hathaway, Girls Golf Coach
“One of the things that I truly admire about the program Scot Hathaway has built at Valley Christian is that it is college preparatory in nature. Our girls not only learn the game with next-level instruction, but they learn what it means to be a student-athlete who can balance all aspects of their lives. Our girls learn how to excel in the classroom and manage school work while on overnight trips at prestigious tournaments. The success our alumni have had at the collegiate level is no accident,” says Eric Scharrenberg, VP/K-12 Director of Athletics.
In turn, Hathaway’s golfers appreciate both his sense of humor and the extent to which he can ready them for courses and situations. “Coach puts so much effort into helping us,” says senior Annabelle Chen. “He makes notes or gets us coursebooks – we always feel so prepared.” Notably, out of all the championships and clutch shots that Hathaway could have picked as his highlight from last year’s magical season, he opted instead to single out a match-up with league rival St. Ignatius. After the round, in which Valley Christian posted a much better score, the St. Ignatius coach approached Hathaway to remark that his own players could not stop talking about how enjoyable it was to play with the Warrior golfers. “In the long run, we want to succeed with our scores, but we really want to represent Christ in our attitude,” Hathaway says. “They will remember us more for how we acted than how we played.”
“We set high standards, both in golf and in the classroom,” he says. “Success breeds success, and the players really make the program. They play in tournaments and talk up their experience at Valley Christian. We just need to continue to work hard and represent the school in a positive way.”
FORMATION Our culture often spends time asking, “Who am I?” Perhaps the more essential question is, “Who am I becoming?” As we know, our lives are a lifelong process of growth, and, over time, our values, attitudes, and habits shape who we are today and who we will become tomorrow. ___ To become the people we desire to be requires intentionality. As Christians, we believe God desires to transform us daily into the likeness of Jesus (Colossians 3:1-17). While the idea of becoming, living, and loving like Jesus sounds daunting, thankfully, this is the work of the Holy Spirit, who is renewing us day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16). The Prophet Isaiah writes, “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay; you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). If you have ever seen our incredible artists or ceramicists crafting their masterpieces, you notice that each brush stroke or sculpted shape is intentional. This picture is the image of God’s work in us. The Apostle Paul calls us “God’s workmanship” (Ephesians. 2:10). In the original language of the New Testament, “workmanship” is the word poiema, where we derive our English word, “poem.” You and I are God’s intentional work of art. We are God’s masterpiece, shaped by His hands. Our Quest for Excellence stems from the One who intentionally crafted us as His work of excellence (Psalm 8:3-5). In the same way, we believe our spiritual lives thrive purposefully. At Valley, we want to help people grow in their relationship with God, whether they are beginning to explore faith or, as committed followers of Jesus, pursuing their calling. We call this pathway and process of discipleship – Spiritual Formation.
faith | SPIRITUAL FORMATION Our Spiritual Formation team will provide spiritual and pastoral care for our K-12 students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, and partnerships. We believe God has established Valley Christian Schools as part of His Kingdom mission to Silicon Valley and beyond. Furthermore, we believe a thoughtful pathway and process towards spiritual formation sets us up for what God wants to do in and through our community. By God’s grace, we believe God will do more than we can ever ask or imagine according to His power over the next sixty, eighty, and one hundred years through Valley Christian Schools. The Spiritual Formation team consists of High School Chaplain and Vice Principal of Student Life, Nathan Smith; Junior High Chaplain and Counselor, CJ Clark; Elementary Chaplain and Principal, Dr. Gabe Guven; K-12 Director of Wellness, Amy Hernandez; K-12 Director of Biblical Unity, Dr. Steven McGriff; VP of Ministry Relations, Mark Lodewyk; Creative Director for Spiritual Formation, Tim Coutts; and led by Chief Ministry Officer and Campus Pastor, Steve Dang.
Our Spiritual Formation team will provide spiritual and pastoral care for our K-12 students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, and partnerships. ~ Steve Dang, Chief Ministry Officer and Campus Pastor
Family Matters When the members of Vivid Dance Team heard their name announced, they couldn’t contain their emotions.
“It was overwhelming, exciting, satisfying,” recalls Cece Gu, now a Valley Christian High School senior. “It was also sad in a sense, knowing that it was the last time this particular group would compete together.”
“We felt like all of our time and hard work had paid off,” Gu says. “This dance program has given me so much power and confidence. When I dance here, I feel like I’m at home, with family.”
In March of 2022, Vivid was named National Champion of the Extra-Small Open Division at the annual Contest of Champions in Florida, defeating powerhouse programs from all across the country. Extra-Small, of course, applies only to the size of the schools – the accomplishment, and the effort it took to get there, was anything but.
Family remains a key theme in the VCHS Dance Arts program, even as the “home,” continues to expand. This will be the school’s fifth year of partnering with alumni husband-and-wife Jason and Tawnya Kuzia, both 2001 grads, at their off-campus studio, NorCal Dance Arts. The additional studio space has allowed Valley Christian
conservatory of the arts | FAMILY MATTERS
dancers access to not just more space, but top-of-the-line equipment and instruction. Jason Kuzia has been the VCHS Dance Arts program’s Lighting Designer for over a decade, and both he and Tawnya have years of experience working at the highest levels of the professional dance industry. “The opportunities to work at the Kuzias’ facilities have been priceless benefits to our dance programs,” says Michelle McLaughlin, Valley Christian’s K-12 Director of Dance. More importantly, their kindness and support for the development of young Christian artists here at Valley Christian has been a tremendous blessing to me and the rest of our faculty.” “We truly believe the experience and knowledge we gained as students at Valley Christian High School led to the success of our future careers. We are grateful to continue to be a part of the VCHS arts family,” Kuzia says. “The tremendous growth that has taken place throughout our dance program these past five years could not have happened without the generous support of our VCS alums, Jason and Tawnya Kuzia. Kudos to Michelle McLaughlin, for her efforts in fostering this fantastic partnership between the Conservatory of the Arts and NorCal Dance. It indeed has been a win-win for all!” says Troy Gunter, VP/K-12 Director of the Conservatory of the Arts. The Kuzias aren’t the only alumni who have been instrumental in the dance program’s recent success – Vivid’s championship-winning performance was choreographed by Tori Evans, who graduated from VCHS in 2010 and has been working with Vivid for years since, even while pursuing her own professional dance career in Los Angeles. “I am really grateful to work with dance professionals who have different styles and extensive experience in the professional world,” says Gu, who joined the Valley Christian dance program in 6th grade upon moving from Beijing. “Working with them has allowed me to open my eyes to dance. I am humbled that this program has granted me access to so many cool spaces, and so many amazing, professional people and experiences.”
Caring Amidst Crisis As a first-grade Girl Scout, Sydney Vaughn had the privilege of dissecting a sheep’s eye. “I was instantly drawn to anatomy,” remembers Sydney, now a Valley Christian senior. “The practice of medicine became my life goal.” ___ In the years since, Sydney’s scientific passions have shifted from veterinary to human, but her vision remains clear with all due respect to the sheep’s eye. “I believe that my purpose in life is to care for others,” she says. “As I learn more about the human body, with all of its complexity, I discover more and more the intent God has for all human beings.” Thanks now to Valley Christian’s Health & Wellness program – one of the newest and fastest-growing programs within Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) – medically-minded students like Sydney have expanded opportunities to engage in impactful new experiences. “AMSE Health & Wellness is specifically designed to help students foster a strong connection between the head knowledge that is learned in the classroom and the heart drive that is needed to serve and love people well,” explains Mrs. Jennifer Gerlach, a VCHS science teacher who helped launch and now leads the program. In the past year, Health & Wellness has partnered with CityTeam Ministries for outreach and service efforts; students have begun working with outside organizations to learn how to train service dogs; and in the 2022-23 school year, the program expanded into Valley Christian Junior High, and high school students will soon have opportunities to shadow medical professionals. Ultimately, Mrs. Gerlach hopes to create a pair of distinct tracks within the program: one focusing on medicine and allied healthcare and one focusing on medical missions and social justice. “Scientific subjects, without an outward, service-minded approach, are meaningless,” she says. “It’s through the marriage of these topics with a heart for humanity that makes this work impactful.” Perhaps never in these students’ lives have health and wellness issues been more salient. Current high school seniors were freshmen when COVID-19 upended their high school trajectories. Students are still recognizing the effects nearly three years since the initial school shutdown.
amse health & wellness | CARING AMIDST CRISIS
AMSE HEALTH & WELLNESS IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS FOSTER A STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HEAD KNOWLEDGE THAT IS LEARNED IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE HEART DRIVE THAT IS NEEDED TO SERVE AND LOVE PEOPLE WELL. ~ Jennifer Gerlach, VCHS Science Teacher, Health & Wellness Program Manager “The pandemic pushed many into a precarious state of health – some physically, some mentally,” says senior Allison Bang, who, like Sydney, is one of the Health & Wellness Program Fellows. “The importance of managing our bodies has been elevated, really emphasizing the importance of health and wellness as people learn how to better take care of themselves.” While certainly not exclusive to students who dream of medical careers, many in the program do plan on pursuing health sciences after high school: both Sydney and Allison plan on going into fields of medicine. They explained how volunteering at a Health Fair for the homeless in downtown San Jose in April galvanized them. Sydney and Allison realized the incredible benefits of their work. Alongside family members and workers from CityTeam and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, VCHS Health & Wellness students distributed hygiene kits and warm food while providing free medical care. “My students are brilliant visionaries with a heart for service,” declares Mrs. Gerlach. “My favorite part of this program is watching students dream about what our broken world can be someday. They are an inspiration.”
The VCHS South Asian Student Union and the ASB presented the first Desi Dhamaal Celebration. This studentled event treated their peers to a taste of the food, dress, and culture of our South Asian community.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We’re so proud of their accomplishments as Warriors and wish them blessings as they step confidently into their futures.
Our Kindergarteners are on the road to reading with friends and new favorite books. We love watching them explore new ideas every day at VCES.
Our VCHS Varsity Football team hosted our elementary school students this fall at one of their home games. The VCES kids got to meet the players, cheer them on from the field, and tour the facilities - giving them a chance to dream of who they might become in high school.
Say Cheese! Our junior high photography students are already practicing their new skills around campus. VCJH provides so many opportunities for our students to try new things and discover their passions.
The Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s DECA team practices business concepts all year long to prepare their presentations at DECA’s annual spring conference. We’re proud to be leading the nation in the amount of business and entrepreneurship opportunities we offer our students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
We welcomed new students at our New Student Sunrise. This event helped onboard our new students before the school year began by providing helpful tips on all topics, including where to get their books, and how to join in on social events.
VALLEY VALLE Y Last spring, the Conservatory of the Arts Theatre program presented The Addams Family for their spring musical. The cast was honored to be nominated for Best Overall Production in the Rita Moreno California High School Honors Awards.
The AMSE Aeronautics and XPRIZE students attended Fleet Week this October in San Francisco. The students were escorted by U.S. Army and Navy guides as they experienced the STEM center, virtual reality missions, and interacted with active military personnel.
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education and ministry that lets more children experience the
teachers, and parents on campus. Our community pressed
Quest for Excellence. VCS is a school of visionaries who
through countless challenges to keep our kids learning and
dream big, are confident in God’s power and goodness,
thriving, and support for our students made such a difference.
and do not settle for less than excellence. While we anticipate
I hope you will enjoy reflecting on this past school year through
what we can do to strengthen our community, we celebrate
the pages of this magazine. This is just a small glimpse of the
what God has already done, give thanks for the incredible
past year at VCS, and there is so much to celebrate!
care our students received, and invite more to join us in the
In 2021-22, the VCS community powerfully demonstrated the VCS theme “LET’S LOVE” through your support. This community rallied around our students to ensure that every child at VCS could continue their Quest for Excellence. Volunteers slowly returned to campus, bringing their vital energy and joy. We gathered for in-person events, from Homecoming to the Quest Ball and Golf Tournament. Together, we gave over 2.6 million dollars to support VCS students last year. This generosity meant that we could do more for every child: more classroom improvements, more students attending VCS through tuition assistance, more facility improvements for our program areas, more faculty receiving housing assistance, and more social and emotional support for kids who have been through so much these last years. Every dollar made a difference! Together, we can and will do more. Last school year, more individuals than ever gave financially to VCS, which is truly something to celebrate. While VCS has an incredible 60-year history and tremendous growth in recent decades, we are still young philanthropically. We hope to establish endowments and legacy giving that many other schools already have that will strengthen our ability to support staff and students. We have the financial strength and a growing community of support that cares deeply about our students,
Quest for Excellence.
Sincerely, Christi Stockhaus VCS Parent Director of Advancement
advancement | ANNUAL GIVING REPORT
Welcome Stephanie Rosas Assistant Director of Advancement
Please join us in welcoming our new Assistant Director of Advancement, Stephanie Rosas. Stephanie has a very rich and warm history with Valley Christian Schools. She attended VCS in both elementary and middle school. Her son, Christian, is a high school senior and a VCS Lifer. She brings more than ten years of experience as an accomplished advancement leader in higher education. She most recently served as Director of Annual Giving Strategies at Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara University, Rosas met and exceeded her goals by raising more than fifteen million dollars for the prestigious Santa Clara Fund. She looks forward to building community with the entire Warrior Family.
“God has blessed me with the opportunity to return to Valley and give back to the community that has given so much to me. This is really a dream job for me. I went to Valley Christian, my son is a lifer, and I am deeply committed to our mission. I’m blessed to have come full circle.” If you would like to contact Stephanie Rosas, email her at email@example.com or call 408.362.7629.
“In many ways I’ve never left Valley Christian, and I’m still in close contact with my VCS classmates,” said Rosas.
GIVING IN ACTION The vision of Valley Christian Schools is to provide a place where every student pursues their personal Quest for Excellence. We use our tuition funds each year to ensure that the school’s operations go smoothly and uninterrupted. However, through philanthropy and the generosity of our community, we see the vision of Valley Christian Schools come to life. Our breadth of courses and program offerings only exist because generous people in the community saw a need and gave above and beyond tuition to create new programs. Through the Warrior Fund, every campus and program can make improvements and have new supplies and more resources.
ENHANCED FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS The Warrior Fund increases each year’s operational budget, allowing VCS to do more for our students. With increased operational budgets, your donations support enhancements for programs and facilities on each campus, allowing VCS to do more for our students than we could through tuition alone. In recent years, the strength of our Warrior Fund has supported facility improvements such as the Counseling Center, Library, updated classrooms, and labs.
Counseling Center The remodeled Counseling Center is the new home of our talented team of counselors, who work tirelessly to foster the future goals of each student and nurture our students as unique individuals with vastly different passions and talents.
Human Performance Center (HPC) Modeled after the San Francisco 49ers’ training facility, Valley Christian Schools’ new Human Performance Center will open in Spring 2023. This new facility will provide year-round access to sports-specific training aimed at maximizing strength, speed, and power for all student-athletes.
Library Our newly remodeled Library and Learning Commons area provide students with a quiet space to focus on their studies. With plenty of seating, natural light, and supportive staff, students often plan to meet and study with their friends in our Learning Commons.
Updated Second Grade Classrooms Over the summer of 2022, each of our second grade classrooms was refurbished with new desks, carpets, and play spaces. Thanks to our generous donors, VCES plans to upgrade one grade’s classrooms each summer.
DESIGNATED FUNDS In addition to annual giving to the Warrior Fund, donors with a heart for a specific cause can designate gifts to particular funds. Designated funds include the following:
Tuition Assistance Our tuition assistance program is available to current and prospective students with demonstrated financial needs across all campuses. Tuition assistance allows qualified students to become Warriors and makes the Quest for Excellence possible for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Teachers’ Assistance Fund In partnership with the HAGE Foundation, the Teachers’ Assistance Fund was created in 2021 to support and retain high-quality teachers in our very high cost of living area. This new fund supports housing assistance and other important needs of our wonderful VCS faculty.
Wellness Initiative The health and well-being of our students is essential for the Quest for Excellence. Over the past two years, VCS has dedicated itself to improving our mental health offerings. In the Fall of 2022, we have a new K-12 Director of Wellness, a team of therapy dogs who serve students each week, and dedicated spaces for students to quietly study or meet with friends and counselors. Donations will allow VCS to do even more to support the social and emotional wellbeing of our students.
Human Performance Center Equipment The Human Performance Center (HPC) is currently under construction. Donations designated to Athletics will be used to fund the cost of new equipment for this facility. The HPC will be used by Athletics teams as well as junior high and high school classes.
YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Each of these funds exists because of the passions and interests of generous donors. If you want to impact VCS, please connect with Christi Stockhaus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
9.2% increase in tuition assistance.
11.4% increase in teachers who receive housing assistance.
351 bonuses given to faculty and staff through the Love Gift.
GIVING BACK Tuition Assistance Program
If I hadn’t ultimately received assistance from people involved with Valley Christian, I don’t know where I would’ve been. Now I find myself giving back to people as well; when someone does it for you, you want to do it for someone else. ~ Michael Lee, VCS Alumnus 2013
As an inaugural member of Valley Christian’s Applied Math, Science, and Engineering (AMSE) program – started by the late Werner Vavken in 2010 – Lee worked alongside talented fellow students building projects he never could have imagined, all of which he called an “eye-opening experience.” Vavken and his wife Sheri were vocal in their support of Lee, and instrumental in working with the school to help him stay. Thanks to an influx of institutional and financial support, Lee completed his high school education at Valley Christian. Lee graduated from VCHS in 2013 and studied computer engineering at San Jose State. He is now the CEO of a signage solutions company and the managing partner of a firm that provides consulting services to minority-owned businesses. As a successful professional, he is vocal about the importance of supporting students who are in need. Lee understands the challenging economic situations students face. He explains, “If I hadn’t ultimately received assistance from people involved with Valley Christian, I don’t know where I would’ve been.” Lee’s motivation is clear: “Now I find myself giving back to people as well; when someone does it for you, you want to do it for someone else.”
For a portion of his high school career, Michael Lee’s routine included a singularly atypical task: each week, he walked the hallway to the VCS finance office to contribute his own paycheck towards his tuition. ___ Lee, who started at Valley Christian Schools as a third-grader, had watched as his family struggled to withstand the recession of 2008. The economic decline cost his father his career. Lee’s parents divorced, and the family lost their house. But Lee was determined to remain a Warrior. “My family wanted me to have a good education with a Christian backing,” Lee says. “We had deep relationships with students and members of the faculty.”
Please contact Assistant Director of Advancement, Annual Giving & Constituent Relations Stephanie Rosas at email@example.com to find out how you can support more students like Michael.
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Briana Ahmed (‘11)
No matter where you are, we’re here to support all of our alums as you lead, serve, and impact communities across the globe.
Alumni Association & Upcoming Events
Last October, Valley Christian Schools launched our first Alumni Association! Over the past year, we traveled the country hosting events, connected with alums, listened to stories, and built a network of ambassadors to keep our graduates connected no matter where life goes after high school. We had a great time hosting reunions for the class of 1972, 1979-83, 1982, 2001, 2002, 2012 and our first all Alumni Reunion at Martial Cottle Park. From alumni water polo games to alumni business networks, we believe community is everything and we are looking forward to our second season together. To follow our adventures check us out on Instagram @vchsalumni. For the latest info on alumni events visit our webpage. alumni.vcs.net
Alumni Re-Connect & Update
Help us keep in touch and up-to-date with your information! Please take a moment to fill out our Re-Connection Form. vcs.net/alumniconnect
Become an Alumni Ambassador
Whether you are in Dallas, Waco, Anchorage, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago, Nashville, New Haven, Boston, Manhattan, San Luis Obispo, or right here in the Bay Area, our ambassadors are here to build a community of support. Join our team and help us build our network right where you live! Apply to our Ambassador Program by visiting the following web address. vcs.net/alumniambassador To connect with an ambassador in your area, visit our website alumni.vcs.net. If there is anything we can do to pray, support, or encourage you on your journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – firstname.lastname@example.org. For up-to-date information and fun content, follow us on our social media channels. Grace and Peace, Pastor Steve Dang (‘02) Chief Ministry Officer & Campus Pastor alumni.vcs.net | email@example.com
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Briana Ahmed cannot stop gushing about Valley Christian. “Amazing” is the first word she uses to describe the high school she graduated from in 2011. “Wonderful” and “terrific” soon follow, and that was just her first sentence. Although it has now been over a decade since her time on the Skyway Campus came to an official end, Ahmed admits that she thinks about her time at VCHS frequently and fondly. After studying at Azusa Pacific University, she returned to the Bay Area to work as a nurse at Stanford. But Valley Christian has a special place in Ahmed’s heart, and she attributes this unique connection to the Warrior community’s ability to “keep their family so near and dear.” Ahmed’s older brother, Lawan, graduated from VCHS in 2005, and she laughs as she describes her parents as being “so passionate about Valley Christian that most people think they’re alumni themselves!” As a high schooler, Ahmed was involved in both the Cheer and Dance programs, as well as ASB. She credits her time as a Warrior with preparing her intellectually, spiritually, and socially for life in Azusa and beyond, remembering vividly both the academic rigor of her classes and the impact of such experiences as traveling to Africa on a school missions trip. Ahmed’s ASB teacher, Nathan Smith, remembers her as being a consistent spark of joy and enthusiasm during every class session. “You knew when Briana was in a room, in all the best ways,” says Mr. Smith, now the VCHS Vice Principal of Student Life. “And you knew when she wasn’t there, because there was just some positive energy missing from the room.” The positive energy is still very much alive and well for Ahmed when it comes to her alma mater. She stays involved as much as she can through public events and alumni experiences. And usually, her parents are in tow. “I’ve always felt like a member of a family here, and my own family has always felt so included.” Emphasizing the love that Valley has consistently given her, Ahmed concludes, “This place feeds my soul.”
The Shechem Oak Society is a growing group committed to strengthening VCS to fulfill its mission and vision for generations to come through Planned Giving. A Planned Gift is a personal and meaningful contribution that will leave a lasting legacy for you, your family, and the thousands of children that your generosity will influence. In Scripture, God assured Abraham that He would keep His promise of giving the land to Abraham’s descendants. It was where Jacob dug a well and erected an altar; where Joseph’s family buried his bones; where Joshua gave his parting address to serve the Lord; and where Jesus disclosed Himself as the Messiah to the Samaritan woman at the well (Genesis 12:6, 33:18, Joshua 24:26, John 4:12). Shechem was a reminder of God’s faithfulness for generation after generation. We pray that VCS, like Shechem, will remind us of God’s faithfulness and fulfill its mission in Silicon Valley and the world. Planned Giving allows our community to make an incredible impact on future generations. The Shechem Oak Society includes as members, all who have given legacy gifts to Valley Christian Schools. If you have already left a planned gift, please let us know so we can include you in our Shechem Oak Society.
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To learn more about how you can make an impact by joining the Shechem Oak Society, contact Christi Stockhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org | (408) 362-7649 or visit plannedgiving.vcs.net.
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EVENTS RECAP 2021-2022
Events are a significant aspect of fundraising at VCS, and thankfully during the 2021-2022 school year, they were back in person. Our goal for all events is to come together for fellowship, raise funds, and, most importantly, build community. The success of last year’s events was due to a combination of outstanding volunteers and the faithfulness of a generous community. Our first community event of last year was the Homecoming football game. Thousands of our Valley Christian faithful fans rallied around the first in-person event in over two years. It was incredible to see so many of our Alumni come out in force and support our Warriors. The excitement was palpable as everyone enjoyed the annual Homecoming Community Party featuring our impressive Conservatory student performers. It was truly joyful to see our students, alumni, faculty, and parents together again. The PTPF (Parent Teacher Prayer Fellowship) hosts annual campus fundraisers on the elementary and junior high school campuses. As our K-5 students ran the track for the Elementary Jog-A-Thon, we saw the joy on their faces. Not only did they reach their fundraising goal, but they slimed Dr. Guven! Our Junior High PTPF brought the Color Games, a new event for our 6th - 8th graders. The participants had a blast, reaching their goals. How better to celebrate than by watching Mr. Clemons - wearing a suit - jump in the pool! Together, these two campuses raised over $150,000 for the Warrior Fund. Because of their efforts, our students now enjoy classroom and computer lab upgrades. This year’s Quest Ball at Kirigin Cellars was a memorable Evening Under the Stars. Over five hundred parents, alumni, Board members, faculty, and staff enjoyed the first outdoor Quest Ball. The spacious setting, beautiful scenery,
and incredible décor created a magnificent evening where our community came together and raised over $500,000 for the Warrior Fund. It was truly inspiring to witness the generosity of our community to support Tuition Assistance for VCS students. Our annual Quest Ball dinner and auction was successful because our parent volunteers were led by chairs Nicole Staubli, Nabila Haq, Diana Matheou, Rikki Hanna, and Kathleen Kelly. Many people worked diligently to make this a successful and special celebration, and we are thankful for their efforts. This faithful support, given yearly from alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, makes the Quest Ball a great success. After two years of missing the Annual Golf Classic, it was wonderful to return for the event’s 27th tournament. Hosted at the prestigious Silver Creek Country Club, the sold-out Golf Classic brought together alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends for a wonderful day. While our talented men and women’s golf teams delighted and impressed the crowd, parent volunteers (Kathleen Kelly, Jeff Layne, and Lars Jorgensen) also provided support with new party holes. We are thankful to the volunteers and athletes who supported the Golf Classic. There is no school or educational organization, including Valley Christian, which can reach its full potential and succeed without the active participation of parent and alumni volunteers and faithful donors from the community. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported these events!
Parents and alumni families are essential to the fabric of our Warrior Community. By pouring into the lives of our students and encouraging and supporting our staff and faculty, you will find new purpose and friendships. We hope all families will get involved through various events and opportunities every year. The success of every event relies heavily on our volunteers, and we encourage all to participate in an area that suits their time and talents.
Getting Involved The Warrior Fund Team The new Warrior Fund Cabinet includes members from our entire VCS K-12 community, including parents, alumni families, faculty, and staff. It exists to build a community that supports our students through volunteering and fundraising efforts. This team champions the Warrior Fund, supporting community events like Homecoming, the Quest Ball, and the Golf Classic. We celebrate the great things happening at VCS, thank those who make it possible, and invite more to get involved. To connect, contact the Advancement Office at email@example.com, or call Jackie Wong at (408) 362-7644.
Prayer Intercessors Members of the VCS community gather weekly to pray for our students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to join our faithful prayer teams, please contact our lead prayer intercessor, Patty Favet, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTPF Meet PTPF (Parent Teacher Prayer Fellowship). Think of it like the PTA but better! Each year our PTPF parents spread love and encouragement throughout each campus. Many parents say that their friendships in PTPF have lasted throughout their child’s school years and even after graduation. Keep an eye out for PTPF communications from your campus at the beginning of the year to sign-up, or contact your campus directly. Elementary Amanda Moshier, email@example.com, (408) 559-4400 Junior High Kristina Blauman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 513-2464 High School Jean Mitchell, email@example.com, (408) 513-2425
Academic Program Mentors Do you have a particular skill in business, engineering, or science? Become a mentor for one of our academic programs. Our BEI and AMSE programs offer unique opportunities for parents to partner with students to help them explore new concepts in real-world settings. To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers support a variety of events throughout the year and may commit to a few hours or special days and times to help at a specific event. Look for opportunities to sign-up for volunteer shifts in your campus newsletters or other communications throughout the year. Some of these opportunities include: •
Quest Ball Auction and Dinner
Junior High Color Games
Junior High Hype Night
Chaperones for field trips and other events
DAVID AND EDIE WALLACE FOUNDERS’ COUNCIL
EXTEND THE GIFT LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Membership in the David and Edie Wallace Founders’ Council is awarded to those whose generous lifetime contributions to Valley Christian comprise $200,000 or more. Anonymous (3) Nils and Jean Akerman Sally Anderson Brian and Brandy Brager Michael and Elizabeth Byrd Kevin and Gayla Compton Clifford and Kris Daugherty Bruce Dunlevie Friends of Valley Christian Schools Joseph Gagliardi Rick and Trisha Gouveia Promod and Dorcas Haque Gary and Kathie Heidenreich Henry and Kimberley Kaestner
Michael and Jennifer LaBarbera William and Kay Long New Technology Specialists Reyes Family Foundation Edward and Beverly Stirm The Davidson Family Foundation The Heidenreich Fund Myron and Cathy Ullman Robert and Carol Wallace Rick and Pam Watson David and Kirsten Williams
DR. CLIFFORD E. DAUGHERTY, QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE SOCIETY Membership in the Dr. Clifford E. Daugherty, Quest for Excellence Society is awarded to those whose generous lifetime contributions are $50,000-$199,999. Anonymous (9) Agape Christian Schools Ahrendts-Couch Family Foundation Michael and Karen Ainslie John Albanese David Berman Wendy Berman Tim and Juliana Billups Bruce Hellesoe William and Franell Burford John and Nia Castelly Randy and Jeanne Chamberlain Jack and Celia Chue Chad and Natalie Cochran Compton Family Trust Kris and Genevieve Coughran Charlie Davidson Brian and Lorilee Dexheimer John Diatte, Jr. Trent and Cassandra Dilfer John and Linda Dunning Gayn and Tricia Erickson Filice Insurance Agency Claude and Trish Fletcher Greg and Lise Fox Matthew and Lisa Garrett Richard and Daria Geraffo Philip and Cindy Gregory Winston and Teresa Hendrickson Horne Charitable Remainder Trust Ken and Julie Houp J & J Sports Productions Incorporated John and Shebbie Jacques Rodney and Sena Jones Thomas and Nanette Kinkade Dave and Julie Klenske John and Stephanie Knauss Douglas and Jeanne Korns MarFam Computer Solutions
Robert and Debbie Marinconz Martha E. Sanfilippo Foundation Justin and Deanna McAnear Stephen and Michelle McMinn Jerry Merza Rita Minnis Bill Myers and Lisa Bodensteiner Brian and Sandy Nelson New Century Ranch, LLC. New Horizons Foundation, Inc. Russell and Janette Nolan Mimi Patterson Steven and Cynthia Perry Pete Morgan Foundation Eric and Suzanne Phelps Brian Porter and Heather Hatlo Porter Gary and Janet Radonich Richard and Michelle Rock Bruce and Michelle Roth Vera Shantz Kenneth and Maureen Shilling Christopher and Jennifer Smith Sunil and Caroline Stephen Ronald and Bonnie Swenson Mike and Jeanne Tate TD4HIM Foundation, Inc. John and Kara Teresi Richard and Kimberly Trevino Mary Turner Robert and Susie Valiton Werner and Sheri Vavken Wells Fargo Foundation William G. Irwin Charity Foundation William and Mary Trust Curt and Gracie Willson Zerella Family Foundation
This group is defined by cumulative annual gifts during the particular fiscal year of $2,500 or more. Each donor who gives at a leadership level is invited to our annual Extend the Gift Leadership Donor Appreciation Dinner in the fall of the following year.
LEGACY MEMBERS Legacy Membership is awarded to those whose gifts total $25,000 or more during the fiscal year. Tim and Juliana Billups Robert and Kari Briski Chad and Natalie Cochran Clifford and Kris Daugherty Rick and Trisha Gouveia The Hage Foundation Henry and Kimberley Kaestner Justin and Deanna McAnear Brian Porter and Heather Hatlo Porter Richard and Michelle Rock John and Kara Teresi
DIAMOND MEMBERS Diamond Membership is awarded to those whose gifts total $10,000-$24,999 during the fiscal year. Anonymous (1) Mark and Debbie Bieber Bi Chen and Jun Zhao Thomas Faucette and Mindi Kim-Faucette Rich Griffiths and Rachelle Daniel Dave and Julie Klenske Gregory Kunert and Carol Ann Watson Dave Kuo and Janice Liu Xiaofeng Liang and Yingjie Chen Russell and Janette Nolan Miles Proctor and Lauren Denevi Proctor Christopher and Jennifer Smith Sunil and Caroline Stephen Suman Tandon Samuel and Sharon Tseng Rob and Susie Valiton Cheryl Vavken Hy Vu and Annie Cheng Tom Wang and Sharon Huang John and Stacey Winter Samuel and Esther Wu Eric Yeoh and Ying Ying Lee
PLATINUM MEMBERS Platinum Membership is awarded to those whose gifts total $5,000-$9,999 during the fiscal year. Anonymous (2) Nils and Jean Akerman Michael and Kris Brajevich James and Danielle Brassfield GJ Chun and So Young Hong Daniel and Jennifer De Vos Dan and Sarah Dryden Zhefeng Du and Yuanpeng Huang Michael and Patty Favet Timothy and Kristin Gordon
John and Kim Hernandez Adrian and Venus Hilton Yi Chang Hsieh and Shin Chen Enzo and Tiffany Iacomini Norris and Tiffany Ip Billy and Veronica Jowers Kerry and Erika Kirchenbauer John and Stephanie Knauss Michael and Jennifer LaBarbera Rose Lei Yufeng and Pu Luo Joe and Michelle MacChiarella Jerry Merza Daven and Aliya Mody David Munro and Kavitha Mariappan Eric and Suzanne Phelps Bryan and Jennifer Preeshl Robert and Corinne Raffanti Clint and Kim Ramsey Richard Rankin and Joan Keller-Rankin Sean and Sara Reilly William and Karin Roeschlein Manish and Sanjana Sampat Luis and Nicole Santizo Kenneth and Maureen Shilling Arvind Srinivasan and Celine Bonutto Adam and Jessica Tafralis Frank Tran and Minh Dang Rick and Pam Watson Curt and Gracie Willson Vincent Yang and Lu Wang Yi Zou and Xiaoyan Liu
GOLD MEMBERS Gold Membership is awarded to those whose gifts total $2,500-$4,999 during the fiscal year. Anonymous (1) Timothy and Wannetta Anderson Scott and Camille Athearn John and Anna Basanese Manosiz Bhattacharyya and Subhasree Mandal Jamec and Tamara Blue Robert and Cheryl Brashears Thomas and Sabrina Bruckner Zhiruo Cao and Colleen Qiu Been-Der Chen and Ruey-Ven Wang Mark and Grace Church William and Carin Conway John and Wendy Cooley Dustin and Diane Cu Stephen and Sally Cumming Yan Deng and Xiumin Wang Stephen and Rachel DeSantis Rob and Sheryl Ellis Hong and Lixia Fan Justin and Annie Fletcher So-Chung Fu and Alex Chang Rick and Paula Fuller Chris and Lara Fulmer Richard and Konstantina Gass Jun Gu and Yan Yang Qun Gu and Ting Tong Adam and Nancy Hampson Thomas and Yu Mi Han Michael and Ricarda Hanna Sherry He Adrienne Heath Sunghyun Heo and Meesun Park Richard and Kristin Higgins Rensheng Horng and Yahui Tu Ken and Julie Houp Ricky Huang and Sarah Luo Qiufeng and Jing Jin Bruce and Rose Kakimoto Phillip and Sheila Kamp Arup Kanjilal and Rini Kundu Manoj and Darshana Khiani Tony and Natalina Kinnis
Nick and Melina Kucharewski Roman and Anna Kuzmenko David and Grayson Lane Charlie and Claire Lao Chris Li and Wendy Wang Peter and Xiaofeng Li Tao Lin and Hong Xiang Yun Liu and Lichun Dong Ronald and Dixie Lopes Wenping Lou and Jing Xu Hengbin Luo and Xiaoyan Xiong Rayne and Caroline Mayo Gary and Karina McCann Robert and Jean Mitchell Jason and Marjan Moyers Sayandev and Chandreyee Mukherjee Bill and Lisa Myers Lindsey Newbern Thanh Ngo and Pey Ng Yong Ni and Bin Ju Eric and Angela O’Brien Amita Patel Tarun and Trushita Patel Thuan and Nicole Pham Rick and Stacie Pittenger Scott and Jackie Purvis Liwei Qi and Lei Xu Christopher and Wanda Reichow Albert and Michele Ross Vance and Kim Roush Jianfei and Jin Shao Dhruva and Sonal Singh Sean and Judith Sink Sandra Soto Jolon and Nicole Staubli Richard Su and Nicole Lim Narayana Subramanian and Madhumati Krishnan Greg and Sara Sugishita Wayne and Patricia Summers Yong Sun Yunhai Sun and Zhao Hui Nie Loc Tran and Jeanette Bui Frederick and Lori Walters Daniel and Yan Wang Yanfeng and Lei Wang Kaihong Weng and Lei Zhu David and Jennifer White Stephen and Catherine Wilson Ryan Woodley Zhizheng and Rina Wu Zuoguo Wu and Taoyu Zhang Chusong Xiao and Jinghua Shi Zhigang Xie and Jianyang Xu Arthur Xu and Peggy Hu Puquan and Ming Xu Alex Yi and Wen He Jae Woong and Jae Young Yoon Shuangming Yue and Hua Pan Jason and Kerryann Zafiropoulo Jianlin Zeng and Huiwen Li Jin Zhang and Zhaohua Qin Tiger Zhang Xinyu Zhu and Keyang Guo
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SILVER MEMBERS Silver Membership is awarded to those whose gifts total $1,000-$2,499 during the fiscal year. Anonymous (2) Richard and Gail Abreau Julius and Amy Agbonbhase Orpheus Allen and Nadia Lan Charles and Elisa Andrews Steve and Kristi Argo Valdemar and Cheryl Arild Randy Bartholomew and Hea Jin Thomas-Bartholomew Jokay and Kirk Bednar Michael and Jene Biester Brandy Brager Flint and Meg Brenton Chip and Kersti Bronk Carmen Buenrostro William and Franell Burford Robert and Jennifer Burnett
Dennis and Teresa Butchart Ernst and Cynthia Calais Lihui Cao and Han Qiao Andrew Cartmell and Juanne Cheng Carl Chai and Carol Wei Chris and Amy Chaves Edward and Wendy Chen Haixian and Shuangyi Chen He Chen and Xiaoqian Li Lianchuan Chen and Liwei Hou Lu Chen and Chun Lu Qiushi Chen and Yaojun Sung Tony Chen and Ye Shen Tefu Chou and Jing Sun Brian and Diane Clemons Kyle and Michaela Collett Jordan and Beth Cookman Emanouel and Rachelle Daryoush Scott and Ilynn Defreitas Jorge and Maureen Delgado James and Melissa Denena Dunlin Deng and Wanping Zhang Shunli Deng and Lina Qu Yikang Deng and Lin Wang Bruce and Rika Diephouse Twum Djin and Denise Twum Richard and Tinny Dohn Danny Duong and Chuzhen Zhao Dwain and Jean Fairweather Jerry Fan David and Ashley Fiore Rickey Green and Cynthia Stewart Wu and Xu Hua Guan Yanchuan and Hong Guo Zhendong Guo and Juan Qiao Jerry and Mary Ham Ui and Jin Han James Hansell and Linda Dashiell Shunichi and Daxin Hashimoto Jing Chen He and Yanmin Zhang Martin and Arpa Helliwell Edwin and Ramona Hormozian Yu-Jen Hsiao and Yajing Hu Bob Hu and Laura Luo Xingtang Hu and Rui Liu Zhiping Hu and Qiong Chen Dawei Huang and Yuhong Chen Guangsong Huang and Xia Liu Hongbin Huang and Xiujuan Li Shenbo Huang and Li Guo Daryll and Debra Hughes Stephen and Leanne Hughes-Bland Guangyun Jiang and Chanjuan Li Lars Jorgensen Woo Shik and Summer Jung Vishnu Kandadai and Vasudha Rangaprasad Gene and Diana Kang Deok Kim and Mari Suzuki Taisei and Akiyo Kinoshita Jung Ko and Peipei Hu Charles and Claire Kuo Myron and Mimi Kwong Eric Lau and Jing Gao Kola and Monilola Layokun Dezhan Li and Tracy Jiang Hengyi and Teresa Li Tao Li and Na Xing Xiaozhou Li and Qianmin Yi James and Stephanie Lin Sen Lin and Yan Shu Song Lin and Haijun Xia Tim and Elizabeth Lindemulder Jun Liu and Cathy Wang Yan Liu and Yanfei Zheng Yuchang and Lixin Liu Mark and Ginny Lockhart Mark and Natalie Lodewyk Fred and Niki Love Junwu and Rebecca Luo Yuxiang Luo and Manman Gong Don and Grace Ma Marian Mak
Ross and Lisa Malinowski Christos and Diana Matheou Matthew and Marycarmel McEwen Randy and Aimee Miller Pamela Minnis Larry and Cindy Nardi Jason and Barbara Neu Hoang Nguyen and Thanh-Thuy Tran Linh Nguyen Pramod Ninan and Shwetha Maddela Xuejun Niu and Xun Zhi Liya Odilavadze Trent and Jenny Parker Rajendra and Shiltaben Patel Shankar and Vandhana Pennathur Quan Pham and Alice Vu Hong and Elaine Pun Cody and Lori Kate Pyle Hai and Jennifer Qi Honghua and Yilin Qin Pete and Beverly Quinby Taylor and Jennifer Redmond Nicholas and Nikki Roland Stephen and Alexis Schneider Allen Selvaraj and Suganya Jebasingh Koji and Kathy Seto Vera Shantz Sawraj Sharma and Maegan Collett Xun Shi and Lele Yu Andrew and Trina Shinn Ryan and Tiffany Silva Jesse and Ruth Smith Todd Smith Federico Solorzano and Cindy Wong Ramesh Kumar Somasundaram and Deepashridevi Ravindran Christopher and Keri Sponseller Michael and Teresa Stapleton Ermin Sun and Rui Li Brian and Carol Symmons Nelson Tang and Ling Zheng Yin Fung Tang and Oi Har Lam Jun Tao and Dorothy Wang Ryan and Cynthia Thomas Kuisong Tong and Yujing Ren Joel and Susan Torode Danny Tow and Valerie Vaccaro Bin Wang and Meizhu Deng Guangbin Wang and Jiakun Dai Guangming and Ya Wang Jacques Wang and Michelle Zhuang Liang Wang and Xiaodi Cui Mingran Wang and Lijuan Chen Tao Wang and Luohan Pu Xiaodong and Weijia Wang Justin and Kristen White Ronald and Heidi Whitmill Jeff and Julie Wilson Mengjin Wu and Huaxin Gao Kevin Xiao and Erin Zhu George Xie and Shuo Rong Hui Xie and Li Shi Huazhuo Xu and Jianxin Long Yao Xu and Kewen Sun Xu Yang and Kun Lu Alberto Yap and Anne Yang Choon-Hoe Yeoh and Leeann Lian Paul and Julie Yeomans Xiao Yue and Lan Wang Jidong Zhang and Ling Ye Jingzhou Zhang and Fanxin Wu Yan and Xiaolin Zhang Xinyu Zhao and Yuxin Sun Fangfang Zhou Kun Zhou and Fengqin Yang Key: Deceased (italicized)
Annual Giving WARRIOR CLUB This group is defined by cumulative annual gifts during the particular fiscal year, up to $999.
Anonymous (2) Alex Abji Julia Abji Minaz Abji April Abreau-Bostic Danieli Marguerite Acuat Melinda Adkins Vern and Melanie Adkins Raman and Amanda Afshar Jessica Agarwal Cy Aghassi Dan Aghassi Dominique Aghassi Elianor Aghassi Elizabeth Aghassi Joe Aghassi Katherine and Nicole Aghassi Kaye Aghassi Yvette Aghassi Gena Agnew Jose Aguilar and Brenda Ramirez Richard Ahn and Sharon Ahn Jo Jerry Ajlouny Ron and Kathy Akavuti Margarita Alcantar Anna Aldama Art Alegria Guadalupe Alegria Juan Alegria Juan Manuel Alegría Maria Socorro Alegria Doug Alexander Danielle Alifano Joshua and Josfa Allmen Gabriela Alvarez James Alvarez Monica Alvarez Assefa Amanuel and Nebiat Baarez Suraphel and Beza Amdeberhan Yupeng An and Jihui Li Jose Anaya Jimmy Ancheta Prsni Ancheta Delia Ancheta-Ohlon Aaron and Beth Anderson Sandra Anderson Crystal Andreas Oleg and Alicia Andriyuk Michael and Kristin Annab Honesto Antonel John and Vanessa Antonel Kevin Antonel Eladio Aoalin
Lester and Kristina Aoalin Dina Uy Aparece Jerry Aparece Vanessa Aquino Gaurav Arora Sujith and Yamini Arramreddy Andrew and Julie Arroyo Mercedes Arteche Brandon Ashby Garry Ashby Ali and Zara Ashtiani Navid Ashtiani Simon Aslanpour Noel Aspiras Robert Asuncion and Cindy Lau-Asuncion Arthur Atwood Steffanie Atwood Alexis Austria Jeffery and Jocelyn Awender Takuya and Ayano Azuma Wendy Babb Chethan Bachamada William Baciles Tutol Yang and Xiufeng Bai Aaron Baird and Sabrina Koshiyama Donna Baker Robert and Carol Balog Hooman Bamdad and Hannah Chow Realina Banaga Kiana Baradaran Yasi Baradaran Russell and Stacey Barck Steve and Kristal Barnes Mark and Sarah Barragan Richard and Jill Bartels Christopher and Courtney Basanty Elena Basanty Robert and Susana Basanty Ngiyan Batala Gregory and Kristen Batch Andrew and Duhong Bateman Keith and Theresa Bateman Otis Battle Artie and Sarah Bauhng Debbie Bauman Patti Beach Kenneth and Rhonda Beasley Kyli Beattie Jared and Rachael Beaulieu Parvaneh Beheshti Steve and Kate Beier Kurt and Brenda Beiter Charles and Elizabeth Belaire
Mariah Belardes Calvin Belaski Don Benjamin Don Bergman Katrin Betebrahimi Nicholas Bettencourt Preeti Bhatia Danyal Bhatti Usman Bhatti Samip and Rupali Bhavsar Medha Bhutani Staci Birkendahl Susan Bishop Santanu Biswas Treva Black Mario and Kristina Blauman Pamela Blauman-Schmitz Brian and Megan Blitzer Jackie Bockstael Kristin Bockstael Brent and Erica Boekestein Brett and Julie Boncher Rose Bondi Frank and Sandy Bonham Jeffrey and Erica Bonham Tony and Annette Borba David Bordewyk Jean-Charles and Stacey Bossert Allen and Christine Botelho Timothy and Roxanne Bowers Jack Boyer Kim Brady Belinda Brager Jennifer Brager Matthew and Rhobe Brager Dave and Rebecca Breiland Joshua and Aiza Brien Thomas and Bernadette Brown Thomas V. Brown Charlie Bruce David and Jane Bruckner Garth Brydon Jeanel Buendia Sarah Bulloch Wayne and Claire Burk Becka Burke
Joseph and Kirstin Burke Lexie Burns William Butchart Lambert C. Gabrielle Caccamo Tania Cain Thomas and Emily Caine Tim and Heather Calder Mark and Robyn Campagna Douglas and Windy Campen Pat Campen Manuel Canales Irene Cariaso James and Sarala Carlson Jessica Carranza Cynthia Carrillo Ben Carter John and Nia Castelly Mary Castillo Monica Cayton Lincy Cecili and Santosh George Mirae Cha Crystal Chaboya Gitansh Chadha and Payal Singh Preeti Chadha Alex and Christine Chae John Chae Tejasvi and Shreya Chakravarthy Anson Chan and Mimi Fung Anthony Chan and Katie Yao Hin-Ching Chan and Yee Kwan Chan Prizcyla Chan Jimmy Chang and Bitna Seol Kervin Chang and Claire Lin Michael Chao William Chao Lauren Chaplin Daniel Chapman Jonathan Cheechoo Dong Chen and Bing Wang Dorothy Chen John and Grace Chen Kenan and Anita Chen Ning Chen and Qiu Zheng Shawn and Di Chen Xi Chen and Bing Liu
Yue Chen Zhiyu and Yulin Chen Zhong Chen and Zhiyan Ding Roy and Cleo Chai Cheng Newton and Seeling Cheung Edward and Christina Cho Sarah Cho Joel and Kim Choe Luke Choi and Mi Hye Roh Yoon Choi and Hee Lee Young Moon Choi and Min-A Kim Andy and Diana Chong Hoonmin and Eunsun Choo Ashish and Namisha Chotai Benjamin and Freda Chow Eric and Lori Christensen Judah Chu Ingyu Chun and Wookyoung Jeon James and Caryn Chung Jun Chung and Kyung Na Yen Chung and Wenhsuan Tseng Indi Cisneros Bianca Clark CJ Clark Connie Claypool Michael Cluck Christa Clutter Lawrence and Emily Co Reggie and Sherri Coates Chad and Natalie Cochran Guillaume and Sandra Coffinier Kathy Coldren Shanae Coleman Frank and Beth Coletta Tom Collins The Connicks Jonathan and Melissa Cook M&S Cook Nigel Cook and Yvonne Truong-Cook Alonzo Cooper Edward Cordero Enrique and Elsa Cordova Bertin and Roberta Cordova-Diba Danny Corral Jennifer Correia Stan and Geraldine Cosby
Michael and Carla Cossy Kris and Genevieve Coughran Ray and Angela Crabb Linda Crawford Ryan and Laura Crawford Christian and Ana Paula Cugnetti Gianluca Cugnetti Ming Cui and Han Jiang Jeremy and Kristen Cunningham Rainer Cvillink and Ellen Paxinos Wayne Cymrot Punam Dahiya and Satender Saroha Brian and Julia Daily Wayne and Beverly Daily Alicia Damele Steve and Kate Dang Tim and Annie Dang Tenbit and Abebaye Daniel Crystal Daniels Stephen and Cristina Darrow Anil and Sheeja Das Keshari and Sujata Dash Sangram Sanjeev Datla and Radhika Vegesna Gregory and Maresciel D’Augusta Zane and Rebecca Daugherty Eric and Melynda Davenport John David Sharon Davidson Christy Davila Juliet Davila Daniel Day and Savannah Shi Jerry Day Darcio and Leandra De Paula Sergiu and Anamaria Deac Brenda DeAngelo Christine Del Rio Chauncey Dela Cruz Juli Delfino Luis and Elsa Delgado Wally Delgado John and Anne Delke George Dempsey Mary Denena Ronald and Shelli Denevi Lawson Deng and Christine Wang Qingbiao and Yangjin Deng Parag and Sarika Deshpande Rohit Dharne Gaurav Dhingra Chris Dickie and Gina Vella John and Allison Diep Ben Dimmitt Ling Ding and Bingqing Huang Nan and Yingying Ding Yuansheng Ding and Yang Chen Michael and Liz Ditty Don and Sylvia Dixon Natalie Dixon Lyddy Dizon Khang Doan Michelle Doan Felicia Dodge Nancy Domich Dave and Laura Dominguez Sanjay and Pauline Dorairaj Phillip and Melissa Dore Barbara Dottellis Connie Du Gang and Di Duan Inez Dumaop Monica Duncan Trinh Duong Corina Durham Nandini Easwar John Eisz Adele Elliott Carmen Elliott Joe and Amy Elliott Ryan and Michelle Elliott Lonnie Ellis Herbert and Trudy Emmrich Waltraud Emmrich
Liz Eng Kevin Engelien Tracy Engelien Mike Epling Elsa Erazo Jamie Eropkin Andreas and Yasmin Ersinger Isaac Esteban Randy and Mae Estrada Cam Etter Manuel and Romina Fabriquer Peter Facione Renee Fahs Deena Farhad Maher and Dimah Fasheh Sara Feizi Cecilia Feliciano Athena Felix Jeremy Felizardo Kai Feng and Juan Dan Sandra Fernandez Patsy Fernando Muhammad Faisal Feroz and Naureen Faisal Eleanor Ferry Kai Fierro Melissa Findley Allan and Barbara Fiore Leslie Fitzgerald Alex Flatley Kathie Flatley Mathew and Ping Flenniken Jon and Kirsten Florez Gary Flynn Makepa Fojas Kenneth and Alisa Foreman Craig Forshee Keri Forte Andy Fosty Angela Francisco Michael Freeman William and Tina Freeman Jamar Freeze Matthew Fricke and Becky Elliott Brittany Friedberg Shannon Frost Tod and Laurie Fryfogle Donald and Jolene Fugate Stephanie Fugita Bobbie Fuller Dusty and Lauren Furtado Richard Furtado Tessa Furtado-Chung Jessica Gabaldon Andrew Gabudao Sean Gaffney Evan Gan and Ning Yu Geovanni and Donna Garay Dominique Garcia Paco Garcia Brian Gardner Grace Garland Stefan and Felicia Garlick Matthew and Lisa Garrett Danyel Garzona Catherine Gatus Joshua Gatus Reuel Gatus Gunnar Gaubatz and Nastaran Baradaran Netsanet Gebeyehu and Maleda Demisse Rosalinda Geldner Jennifer Gerlach Leilani Gerszewski Patrick Ghorbanian Michael and Lauren Giammona Jeff Gifted Amanda Gil Adam and Kristin Gill Victor Gill and Jodi Geniesse William and Carol Ann Gittens Tracey Givens Ryan Godsey Apple Gomez
Trey Gomez Darlene Gonzales Richard and Petra Grabinger Carmella Granado Ericka Granado Hilda Granado Rick and Heidi Granado Maydie Gravning Philip and Cindy Gregory Jennifer Griffin Ivor and Krystal Griffiths Armie Grimares Ellaine Grimares Erlinda Grimares Brock Grin Hongyan Gu Junjie Gu and Lifang Yang Stephen and Theresa Guarini Zeeb and Katelyn Guarneros Luna Jaclyn Guasco Pam Gunter Troy and Melissa Gunter Anurag Gupta and Archana Agrawal Kathy Gustad Brian and Danielle Gustafson William and Diane Gustafson Gabriel and Jill Guven Brad Gyger and Nabila Haq Christa Haase Ayman Habib and Nancy Salama Misha Hacke Ryan and Anita Hagan Farshad and Mehri Haghighi Edwin and Pauline Haghnazari Kathy Hahnel Genet Haile Andrej and Ying Halabica Steve Hall Jun Ham and Mia Song Dirk and Danielle Hamady Shig and Christine Hamamatsu Preston and Juliette Hamilton Roger Hamilton Saba Hamza Minghui and Yijuan Han
Steven and Eunsuk Han Richard and Jane Hankins Steve and Lisa Hanna Dianna Hansen Promod and Dorcas Haque Karen Harrison Dora Hasan Maryam Hashemieh Guy Hatfield Holly Hatlo Jim and Terri Hatlo Gayle Haws Mike and Patricia Haws Sherry Haws Jonathan and Tessa Hayes Xingping He and Weiqing Wei Chip and Susan Heath Kiuttu Heather Michael and Andrea Hering Breanna Hernande Frank and Caramia Hernandez Jacob and Deborah Hernandez Soledad Hernandez John and Sara Herrera Bryan and Dominique Herrin William and Kimberly Hetrick Dustin Hill Mark and Sharon Hill Allan Hipolito Jakob Hipolito Joshua Hipolito Jumay Hipolito Mary Ann Hipolito Mikaela Hipolito Robert and Irene Hipolito Harry Ho and Quynh Mac Joseph Ho Richard and Patricia Hockett Jeff Hoffmann Eric and Shandi Holder Gregory Hollingshead Sumin Hong Bill Hong and Joyce Yu Shanzhi Wang and Ellen Hong David and Luanne Hook Jeramy and Melinda Hopkins Ron and Rosie Hopkins Sweetlana Hormozian Henry and Heather Hoshii Charlotte Hoshii Theresa Howard Hsing Hsieh and Lili Luo Joshua Hsieh Sherry Hsieh Stephen and Chinping Hsieh Hengxiang Hu and Yan Zhu Jun Hu and Yuhong Wang Kenny Hu and Lynn Li Andrew and Ann Huang Jie and Wei Huang Josephine Huang Xun Huang Yong and Yu Huang Zhuochuan Huang and Lianfang Xiao Judy Huber Nathan and Kimberly Hudson Josephine Huesca Rich and Lizz Hunter Jiyoung Hwang George Inada Jef Inman Sarah Isaac Kim Mawla and Shama Islam Sargon and Robin Issaco Howell and Chris Ivy Edsel Iway Adrienn Jablonszki-Hahn Sharmini Jacob Splane Jamal Arul James Jason and Taryn Jane Miraclin Jebastian
Robert Jenness Sangeeta Jha Jinhua Jiang and Xia Li Mingwei Jiang and Xiaocen Zhu Sheng Jiang and Peng Yan Feng Jiao and Meilian Li Jeff Jimenez Fahong Jin and Jing Sun Leila Johannesen Jody Johannessen Hannah John Barbara Johnson Patrick and Kari Johnson Antonysamy Joseph Mehreen Joshua Eva Juan Jose Juarez Sandra Kaestle Sarah Kaestle Edgar and Linda Kalns Vijay Kamma and Goldie Gadde Sri Harsha Kanuri Paul Kao and Yuen Chou Lee Johan Kartiwa and Noviyanti Praseyto Scott and Kathy Katric Anjali Kausar Ricardo Kausin Kevin and Kelly Kayser Paul and Xiaodong Keas Sarah Keel Matthew Keelan Erin Kelley John and Kathleen Kelley Dan and Linda Kemble Alan and Esther Kent Roxanna Keyani Ray Khandan Vivek Khare and Pooja Vyas Mayur Khera and Purvi Shah Leo Khooshabeh Claude and Lara Khoury Young Ki Danny and Hannah Kim Hanu Kim and Hyejin Cho Ina Kim Ja Hee Kim Jonghyeon and Yeongmi Kim Kyong Kim Kyung Soo Kim and Minyoung Kwon Nanhoom and Narae Kim Shawn and Sojin Kim Sunghwan and Shohyun Kim Tae Hoon and Kayoung Kim Tony and Jamie Kim Woochan Kim and Sam Lee April Kitagawa The Klaykos Pooja Klebig John Knauss Hae Kyung Ko Grant and Ashley Koepplin Kyung Hoae Koo and Angie Ahn Jeff and Cher Kooiman Mike Koontz Sunitha Koshy Haig and Zepure Kouyoumdjian Carey Kozlowski Harold Kraver Keith and Jennifer Kraver Kevin and Amber Kraver Veeraraghavan and Aparna Krishnan A.P. Kyburz Alan and Jennifer Laabs Gary and Betty Laabs William Lai Aliasgar and Tasneem Lakhia Paul Lam Harpreet and Nirpinder Lamba Michael Lambert Ross Malinowski and Lisa LambertMalinowski Jason and Lisa Lammers
Rick and Cathy LaPore Mellina LaRocca Loata Latu Kai Lau Robert and Corey Laubach Michael and Franchesca Laudon Dennis Law and Rachel Hwang Jeff and Stefanie Layne Anthony and Adelina Le Dat Le Julian Le Kelly Le Mila Le Sandy Le Thao Le Tiffany Le Thomas and Quyen Le Trang Le Will Le Jonathan and Camille Leach Kenneth and Katie Ledford Choong Lee and Geumyeon Park Colin and Merry Lee Jiwoong and Hyeyoon Lee Joo Lee and Eunbi Cho Kenn and Anne Lee Michael Lee Mina Lee Ping Sum Lee Sang Mok Lee and Bo Young Kim Sanghoon Lee Seok Lee and Juhee Do Seung Hoon Lee and Yeha Kim William Leggett and Leann Cicco John and Geraldine Leggio Yang and Li Lei Charlene Leong Kacie Leong Andrea Lewis Han Li and Jun Hu Hao Li and Mei Zhang
Haobin and Luping Li Jianqiang Li Jinhua Li and Hui Cheng Lingyi Zhang Li Lyon Li Ming Li and Xinfeng Hao Shoulong Li Xiaogang Li and Xiaoyang Gao Wei Li and Xiaomei He Wenzhen Li Zhenjiang and Min Li Wenqing and Michelle Liang John Licalsi and Pooiyin Chang Michael and Laura Lien Konghoei Lim and Dewi Windoro Noah Lim Samuel Lim and In Ea Chang Sylvia Lim Barbara Lin Belinda Lin Bruce and Sophia Lin Jer-Jen Lin Jim Lin and Ju Hsu Raymond and Anita Lin Tien-Chih Lin and Hsinfang Chang Wei and Jielan Lin Debra Lisec Matthew Lisec Lei Liu and Anita Li Hui Liu Mark Liu and Annie Peng Mingguang Liu Vincent and Carrine Liu Wing Liu and Xiaoyu Bi Xiaobo Liu and Yanchun Yang Yun Liu Zhongri and Nan Liu Jennifer Livingstone Judy Lo Don Locke Karen Locke
Sarah Lockrem John Loofbourrow Wayne and Lisa Loofbourrow Jennifer Lopez Rebecca Loya Jimmy Lu and Jennifer Lu-Wong Mandy Lu Mama Papa Lucas Wade and Ann Luders Erica Luna Lupe Luna Matthew and Roxanne Lundgaard Haiyan Luo and Rita Zhang Steve Luo and Katelyn Zhang Vanvi Luong Danny and Lilian Luu Minh Ly Phuong Ly Glen and Annemarie Lynch Terrion Lyons Mark and Jane Ma Hung and Dai Mac The MacDougalls Angelica Macedo Frederico MacIel and Yanfang Yu Lorena Macintosh John Mackay Bruce Maggard Tanuj Mahmood Rajendra Majji Mary Ann Malaluan Dan and Christine Maloney Phil Malvini Wayne Mancari Calvin and Marie Arlene Mangubat Eddie Manlapaz Dustin and Sherell Mannina Victor and Christine Manuel Cesar Manuel Gabi Manuel Lou Manuel
Marcel and Judy Marc Michael and Elisa Marfise Melate Mariam Jeremy and Jessica Mariscal Kylee Mark Corrine Marshall Mary Beth Marshall Christina Martin David and Kimberlee Martinez Jen Martinez Joanna Martinez Jose and Martha Janet Martinez Dayna Martorell Todd Mason and Tami Laabs-Mason John and Sandi Matarangas Brett and Tami Mattos Stephanie Matyskiewicz Mausali Family Eric and Beth Maxwell Fred and Truc Mayer Luther Mayfield Jhoeland Maypa Alex Mazhari Craig and Elizabeth McCarley John McCarthy Neil McCarthy and Suzanne Rice James McCulley Mary Ann McCulley Patrick and Amy McDonald Steven McGriff Chris and Allison McGugan Stan McIntosh Nancy McLaughlin Brian and Monteacia McMorrow Douglas and Susan McNelly John and Kristin McNulty Anthony McPherson Iris McPherson Subramanian and Jayanthi Meiyappan Ephrime Mekuria Clarissa Mendiola Norma Mendiola Geoff Mendoza Rebecca Mengesha Michael Menne Bernie Merilos Phillip Merilos William and Molly Meyer Alisa Meyers Kristie Mezzavilla Ruby Michael Jeff Miller and Danielle Jenkins Evan and Candice Mills Nilesh and Akta Mistry Frank Mitchell Robert Mitri and Lareine Muok-Mitri Carl and Kellie Moberg Soumendra and Rima Mohanty Amanda Molina Hui-Sok and Charlynne Moon Hannah Moon Taeseung and Jeongmyeong Moon Wook Moon Rebecca Mora Marco and Caitlin Morais Adam and Kelly Morrella Scott Morrella Andrew and Kate Morse Jaideep and Andrea Moses Michael and Amanda Moshier Shabnam Motazedi Nicholas and Tara Muccilli Man Mui and Yona Lu Marie Mura Carol Murray Brad and Victoria Myers Gary and Janice Myers Lonnie and Carolyn Nafzgar Sundeep Nagra and Devika Tandan
Manas Naik Nitin and Soumya Naik Noopur Nain Sri Rama Namala and Joshna Edupuganti Auntie Nana Phalguni and Archana Nanda Gerald Nangoy and Grace Salim Elizabeth Narciso Robert Nardelli JC Nardo Jeremy Nauck and Christine Nemoda Nauck William and Terry Nauck Janice Nelson Paul Nemoda Tracy Newhart Raymond and Candice Ngai Bao Nguyen Bao Nguyen and Jessica Leang Donovan Nguyen and Nicole Tom Khue Nguyen and Jasmine Yip Jamie Nguyen Mason Nguyen Madelaine Nguyen Mindy Nguyen ThuyLy Nguyen Ayla Nilsen Mabel Ninan Simon Ninan Emmy Noble Ba Noi Rennai Nomura Alexis Nunnally Torrie and Antonette Nute Eric and Andrea Nyberg Richard and Joy Nyberg Francine O’Connell Yukte Oberoi Patrick O’Brien and Jennifer Feerick Edgar Ochoa Linda O’Connell Ryan and Latrece Oden Andrey and Elvira Okhlopkov Dmitri Okhlopkov Roderick Olivas Miles and Diana Olsen Greg Olson Jonathan and Sara Olson Michael and Nancy Olson Sterling and Carolynn Oltmann Debby Omoto Grace Omoto Gisso Oreo Gus Orozco Rick and Dolores Orozco Alexander and Jennifer Ortiz Linda Oshkou Moises Osuna Daniel Osuna and Krystal Summers-Osuna Andreas and Lucy Ott Jason Ou and Melody Xiong Lee and Paula Ould Sarangan and Padmaja Padalkar Elaine Paez Ashley Page Matt Palmer Bangfei and Jing Pan Theo and Dina Panagopoulos Rakesh Panda and Lipsita Mishra James and Janet Panopulos Joseph Paolini Emmanuel and Lydia Paquiz Giovanni and Maria Paquiz Ami Park David Park and Mina Lee Hyoung Soo Park and Seung Yean Lee Ryan and Kimberly Park Robert and Barbara Parmenter Deanne Parrish Jeremy and Edugisle Pasternak
Seema Patel Robert Patience and Jennifer Dominquez Smita Patil Jerry and Shirley Pattee Chris and Denise Pattinson Carol Paul Chandran Paul Ron Pearson Dana Pease Ben Peera Jolanta Peisker Peter Pel Jennifer Peneyra Kristina Pennington Delphina Perkins Donald and Kathi Pershall Joshua Peters Karla Peterson Lorro Peterson Paula Pfaff Sameer and Rajkumari Phadke Bang Pham and Ha Nguyen Jon Pham Randy Pham Andrew and Hailey Phan Anne Phan Chris and Colleen Phillips Todd Phillips Courtney Phommachack Steven Phommachack Vanechay Phommachack and Minh Le Nicholas and Starr Phomsopha Brandon and Kiri Picone Frank Pisciuneri and Allison Ly Naresh Polavaram and Namratha Kuppuswamy Brooke Polich Dawn Polich Susan Polito David and Nancy Porter Ivy Posada Patty Poulo Steven Poulo Shannon Power Ernest and Sandhya Prabhakar Esther Prabhakar Vishnu and Rachna Prasad Tiki Primes Asakti Priyadarshini Daniel Prophet Megan Provoncha Craig Purdy and Christine Marquez Dennis and Rose Pyper Jean Pyper Feng and Fengxin Qu Fernando and Fermina Quinones, Jr. Shona Rabara Lisa Raby Hari Radhakrishnan and Geetha Gopalakrishnan Steffanie Radia Hannes and Ann Rahn Sumanth Rajagopal Joseph John Praveen Rajakumar Shilpa Ramadugu Carrie Ramirez Estrella Ramirez Nadia Ramirez Richard and Eunise Ramirez Victoria Ramirez Carlos and Charlene Ramos Pia Ramos Stephen and Carrie Rank Nagraj and Elitsa Rao Bill Rasmussen Erik and Angelica Rasmussen Taryn Rasmussen Rob and Lauri Realini Edward and Lisa Rebello Matthew and Cheryl Red Jenny Redmond Tim Redmond
Cali Reduta Jimmie and Tara Reed Dennis Reyes Diajai Rhines Christy Rhoades Greg and Barbara Richmond Trina Ricks Douglas and Deborah Rigg Michael and Tamie Riley Choongsan Ro and Hyesun Hong Amy Roberts Deron and Janette Robertson Kenneth and Alma Robertson Mary Robinson Susana Robledo Olivia Rocha Pia Rodil Daniel Rodriguez Gerold and Danielle Rodriguez Jocelyn Rodriguez Gary Rogers Jeff Rogers Johnny Rogers Pat Rogers Thomas Rogers and Crystal Songcuan Erin Rooks Mike and Pamela Root Sanna Root Shaun and Sharon Root Daniel and Linda Rosensweig Bill and Sandi Rosingana Bonifacio Roush Kelly Rowe Karyn Roznos Anthony Ruano Licha Ruano Gary and Pam Rudy Corry and Nadia Rush Lillian Rush Lisa Rush Anna Ryan Kristen Ryan Randy and Sharon Ryan Shana Ryan Serena Sabella Tamara Sabella Shashank Saggar Shveta Saggar Uyen Sakamoto Christina Salim Heidi Samora Rohan and Anya Sampath Gary and Lisa Samuelson Darryl San Pedro Bernadette Sanchez Christian Sanchez Emma Sanchez Anjum Sandhu Mark Sandori and Siobhan Fitzgerald Becky Sanford Amit and Aruna Sanghani David and Chiyieko Sankus Philip and Helena Sansone Shawn Santiago Mark and Kari Santoro Jason and Salena Santos Antonio and Lizette Santos Matthew and Amy Sapp David and Sheila Sawkins Phillip Sawkins Susan Sawkins William and Dawn Sawkins Beth Scalise Robin Scalise Eric and Christina Scharrenberg Caleb and Justine Scherer Brenda Schmid Tim Schraeder Olga Schwartz Key: Deceased (italicized)
Randy and Michelle Scilingo Whitney Scripps Patricia Seeger Cindy Sengsourith Sombat and Jennifer Sengsourith Pablo and Ashley Serrano Venancio and Milagros Sevilla Eric Shaffer Gena Shaffer Ankur and Leena Shah Nirdosh and Heidi Shah Myron and Diana Shak Hosein Shamloo and Niloofar Moradhaseli Kyle and Mandy Shanahan Arvind Shanbhag Hari Shankar and Sonal Singh Zhuyan and Shuqing Shao David and Paula Sharpe Ryan and Denise Shaw Paul She Serena She Crystal Shen Jiandong Shen Frances Sherrell Aldric Shi Fangfei Shi Lin Shi and Ke Huang Xinjie Shi and Hong Ma Theodore Shim Hochul Shin Youngmin Shin and Dayoung Kim Vaden and Cheri Shirley Xiaozhou Shu and Caiya Fan Aleh and Zhanna Shybaila Don and Nancy Sieling Keith Silva Michael and Freda Silva Rick Silva Janan Simaan Mike Simms Brandon Simon Jacqueline Simon Myra Singh April Skovmand Mark and Linda Skovmand Robert and Kelsey Skovmand
Alastair and Mira Slattery Gordon Slattery Adam and Keira Smallcombe Jessica Smith Jennifer Smith Miles Smith Nathaniel and Amy Smith Nelda Smith Ryan and Thao Smith Terri Smith Tschudy Smith Jane Solomon Matt Solomon Sean Solomon Trey and Kristie Solomon Narendra Solunke Jialin Song and Hongliang Chang George and Sharon Sousa Ann Sparks Denise Sparks Nicholas Spatafore Paige Spencer Jamal Splane Mary Jo Sponseller Michael and Cindy Sprauve Angelo and Kristie Starink Sean and Deb Steele Jen Stegmann Renee Stenesen Elizabeth Stenstrom Leigh Steudler Andrew and Liz Stewart Karl and Jennifer Stewart Steven and Monica Stiles Mei Stinson Christi Stockhaus Peter and Chrystal Stone Von Stoner Axel Streichardt and Ping Li Xiao Su Fernando Suarez Nabeel Subainati Arun Subbarao and Rashmi Rao Ramesh Subbyian and Leepei Ho Rohan Subhash Sudheesh Subhash and Parvathy
Sudheesh Allen Sue Carlton Sue Timothy and Mary Suh Debbie Sullivan Michael and Elisa Summers Lois and Chris Summey Kun Sun Lizhu Sun Yan Sun and Yan Lu Janakiram Sundaram Baka Sussy Scott Sutton and Yujun Luo Eri Suzuki Jenny Swierkos Serena Sy Gary and Karissa Taan Jerry Taan Joseph Talamo Ellen Talbot Pak Tam and Vita Choi Ryan Tam Boon Tan and Sarah Weng Xu Tan and Yi Yan Yuan Tan and Lynn Zeng Dave Tanabe Edmund and Jinjing Tang Karen Tang Lily Tang Zhongliang and Yan Tang Christopher Tanner and Danlin Wei Seto Taozhu Ruben Taporco Darryl and Tiffany Tapp Kelley Targett Arden Taube Barbara Taube Moni Tautu Brian Taylor Ed Taylor Melissa Taylor Novella Taylor Tyrone and Candice Taylor Chen Teng Jebaraj and Jothi Thanaraj Samer Theodossy and Luma Akkawi
Leoma Thomas Pradeesh and Susmitha Thomas Reginald Thompson and Erica Cosgrove John Thomson Joshua and PauliAnn Thomson Matt Thomson Rich Thomson Steve Thomson Zahmier Thomson Carol Thorn Armand and Starr Tiano Vishwajit and Deepa Tigadi Leslie Tillerson Craig Tin and Ratna Indah Carolyn Tom Chris Tom Kevin Toreson and Winnie Liu Peter Toriola Joel and Michelle Torode Maria Torrens Aaron Torrez Kenneth and Kathleen Toussaint Jane Tow Michael and Myriam Townsend Carmen Tran Lana Tran Samantha Tran Van Tran and Dinh Nguyen Amy Travis Daniel and Oanh Tretter Bimal Tripathi and Indira Fulara Chad Truong and Aleli Grimares Duy Truong Tuan Truong Jason and Felicia Tsai Ann Tsang Joseph and Tina Tseng James and Ashley Tuttle Craig Umstead Sean Umstead Prasad Upadrasta Stacey Uva Marion Vaccaro Rajeev and Dipti Vachani Jan-Willem and Beatrice van de Waerdt Michelle van Oordt Gordon Vander Veen Scott and Rachel Vander Veen Joseph and Sheela Varghese Priya Vartak Caleb Vartanian Steffan and Nina Vartanian Regina Vasconcelles Kishan Vatte Naresh Vatte Satish Vatte LaSalle and Nikole Vaughn Heather Velazquez Shankar Vemulapalli Johnna Villanueva John Vinton Arun Viswanathan and Bhuvana Venkataraman Candice Volta Heidi Vonderheide Bart and Kim Vostermans Anhvu Vu and Dam Huynh Huyen Vu Jonny Vu Justin Vu Quy Vu Cam Vuong Christian and Catherine Waago Anita Wagner Barry and Lisa Wagner Scott and Michelle Wagner Crystal Wallace Dale and Anita Waltz Clifford Wang and Felicia Wong Daniel Wang and Sherry Hua Elaine Wang Gordon Wang
Jian Wang Jin Wang Jing Wang and Hua Jiang Michelle Wang Ning and Rui Wang Peter and Nancy Wang Qian and Hui Wang Shangying Wang Sophia Wang Xinshuo and Mona Wang Yan Wang and Yunchuan Zhang Yunyu and Ping Wang Emily Wardell John and Emily Wardell Bob and Holly Warnock Matthew Warnock Justin Wasielewski Roberta Watson Dennis Watts James and Candice Weaver Gangqiang and Huizhen Wei Lin Wei and Han Ling Christy Weisenstein Edmund and Elizabeth Wells Daniel and Karin Werder Stephanie Wesby Nile West John and Karen Westfield Daniel Wheeler Russell and Christina White Abby White Andy White Beth White Rachel White Nicholas and Amanada Whitstone Donald and Josephine Williams Gareth and Mya Williams Hang Williams Robert and Linda Williams Mark and Judy Wilson Robert and Jazylette Windell Carmen Winkelman Curt and Tatiana Witte Marcus and Carol Wolfe David and Bei Wong Eric Wong and Bao Chau Nguyen Florence Wong Hsiu Wong Jamie Wong Kevin and Silvia Wong Andy and Stacie Wood Carl Woodall and Julie Ryono-Woodall Keith and Shelly Woollvin David Wooten Kyle Woumn Bo-Hung and Alice Wu Chao Zhou and Haiyan Wu Jane Wu Jayden Wu Minhao Wu and Lanlan Gu Yonggang Wu and Rong Liu Steve and Michele Wymer Da Xia Wanda Xiang John and Mandy Xiao Yao Xiao Krissy Xie Yonghao Xiu and Yan Lu Chris Xu and Juan Wei Zhong Xu and Rong Huang Sherry Xue Sairam Yadlapati and Padma Boddanapalli Elaine Yamamoto Yi Yan Hao Tang and Li Yang Liping Yang Robert Yang Sean and Karen Yang William and Dana Yao Yong Yao and Lin Xia Yuan Yao and Bo Zhong Alexander and Alona Yavorski
Jason and Catherine Yee Raymond Yee Dennis Yen and Cynthia Gu Hwan Seung Yeo and Jee Eun Lee Dongliang Yin and Sophie Wang Sheguang Yin and Yan Duan Dominic Yip and Annie Lam Leng Yiu and Yue Zhao Nathan Yohannes Jade Yoo Ramill Youhana Frederick Yu and Liz Kim Hongbo Yu and Ning Liu Jixin Yu and Lequn Liu Thomas Yu and Nelly Chong Chao Yuan and Luna Zhu Zhao Yuan and Jialu Li Koo and Mijeong Yun Samantha Zamudio Karissa Zapien Yi and Wei Zeng Adela Zepeda Daniel Zhang and Martha Zhao Ethan Zhang and Tia Hsian Gabriel Zhang and Juan Cai Hongyu Zhang and Yuanshu Xie Hui and Kun Zhang Jian Zhang Kevin Zhang and Lan Ma Lei Zhang and Bing Lu Li Zhang and Lin Chai Yingji Zhang and Beijuan Wu Yun and Yi Zhang Zhizhao Zhang Chen Zhao and Xiehong Li Juan Zhao Yan Zhao and Ming Wang Cong Zheng and Liu Yang Haoran Zheng and Jie Han Kevin Zheng Weiguo Zheng and Qunxing Yang Chao and Haiyan Zhou Hailong Zhou and Yi Jiang Jingxuan Zhou Yang and Fang Zhou Yaqing Zhou Shanzhong Zhu and Zhenyu Qiu Robert Zomeraand
Annual Giving BUSINESSES AND CORPORATE GIVING The following list acknowledges local businesses and corporate and foundation matching gifts during the fiscal year 2021-22. AbbVie Able Glass & Window Company Adobe Matching Gifts Program AmazonSmile American Solutions for Business Apple Matching Gifts Program Aurelius Golf BAE Systems Becton, Dickinson and Company Broadcom Gift Matching Program Cadence Design Systems, Inc. CDK Global Cisco Systems, Inc. CordeValle Golf Club Danaher Dell Corporate Office Dodge & Cox Gift Matching Program DTEN eBay Equinix, Inc. F5 Networks Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts Filice Insurance Agency Freeze Strategic Initiatives Gigamon Google Matching Gifts Program Hage Foundation Hewlett Packard Enterprises HP Inc. IBM Matching Grants Program Intel Charitable Match Trust Intuit JK Group Juniper Networks Matching Gifts Program Kim Charitable Donor Fund KIOXIA America
KLA Tencor Foundation LAM Research Lenovo Lightspeed Management Company LinkedIn Corporation Los Gatos Roofing, Inc. Master Precision Machining, Inc. Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Netflix NortonLifeLock NTS Construction NVIDIA Corporation Oath, Inc. Opswerks Inc. PayPal Renesas Electronics America Inc. Samsung Electronics North America San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association Saso High School Prep Service Now Splunk Synopsys, Inc. Talamo Foods The Law Offices of Michael A. Hurwitz Tokyo Electron Twilio Visa, Inc. VMware Foundation Workday Xilinx, Inc. Zoom Video Communications
GIFTS-IN-KIND In addition to monetary support many came alongside during the year with In-Kind gifts to support students and programs as well as benefit our annual Quest Ball and Golf Tournament. Antonio and Lizette Santos Aperture Academy Aqui
AXR Napa Valley Bloomster’s Floral Design Brian Porter and Heather Hatlo Porter Byington Vineyard & Winery Carmel Bach Festival Chris Marchese Christi Stockhaus Classic Kids Photography Clifford Wang and Felicia Wong Clos LaChance Winery Club Ed Surf School and Camps Concannon Vineyard CordeValle Golf Club Cummings Connections, LLC Danny Tow and Valerie Vaccaro David Berman Deok Kim and Mari Suzuki Elisha Marie Skin and Body Eric and Gwynneth Allegakoen Ernest and Sandhya Prabhakar Ethiopia Abera Geoffrey and Lydia Thomas Girard Winery Glen and Annemarie Lynch Hayes Mansion San Jose Inn at Saratoga James and Melissa Denena James Purvis Jason and Meredith Haase Joe Escobar Diamonds John Diatte, Jr. John Joseph and Hannah John JV’s BBQ K-1 Speed Kendra Scott Jewelry Kennolyn Camps Kyle and Mandy Shanahan LB Steak Le Papillon Lisa’s Tea Treasures Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club Manderley Home Mexico Lindo Michael and Patty Favet Michael and Ricarda Hanna Mount Hermon Adventures Myron and Mimi Kwong
Niles Canyon Railway Nobu Hotel Palo Alto Perecli Manole and Gia Vitarelli Philip and Helena Sansone Pink’s Hot Dogs Planet Granite Qian and Hui Wang Rajendra and Shiltaben Patel Ravine Waterpark Regale Winery & Vineyards Robert Patience and Jennifer Dominguez Russell and Christina White San Francisco Giants San Jose Sharks Sand Hill Property Foundation Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Shadowbrook & Crow’s Nest Restaurants Sheryl M. Photography Silver Creek Academy Silver Creek Valley Country Club Sixthreezero Smiles By Design Dentistry Stagnaro Charter Boats Steven Lowe Stofer’s Labs Studio Kicks Inc. Sunnyvale Golfland USA SusieCakes Synergy Coaching Consulting Teach Every Nation Teresa Halton Photography The Plex Tod and Laurie Fryfogle Total Wine & More Valencia Howard Photography Valley Christian Schools Wushu Central Martial Arts Academy Young Art Lessons
MISSION TRIPS Each year numerous Warrior families and friends give generously to our VCHS students who want to serve people around the world. These funds support our student’s travel and stay costs so that they can be the hands and feet of Jesus. Abigail Alvarez Seoyeon An Jolene Aramaki Darrin Baja and Marisela Flores Adrian and Mariam Benjamin Niccole Carner Byron Chan and Winifred Shum Christian Worship Center Sal Commisso and Lena Caruso-Commisso Laurence and Barbara Conly Alina A. Coxson Nik and Elizabeth Delgado Yuxin Du Tom Ersinger Senay Estifanos and Lily Asmellash Kevin and Katherine Fahey Michael and Patty Favet Michael and Kyra Foley Qilin Fu Maurice and Cheyanne Garcia Brian and Carey Gil Regina Gomez Joel Gonzalez and Carmen Castillo Steve and Lindsay Gorshe J. Grabot Jambunathan and Shalini Guruswami Sergio and Mirza Gutierrez Trevor and Julie Hall James and Courtney Hernandez Liam Higgins Dinakar Hituvalli and Mayuri Khanna Betty Hockett
Rachel Hockett Michael Hwang and Tina Huang John Joseph and Hannah John Robert Keown Chris and Jenny Kiesman Charles and Su Kim DooSoon Kim David and Sherene Kirkpatrick Olga Kitsis Ken Ko Anthony Lam and Ada Yue Chloe Lam Khoa and Jaime Le Donald and Laurie Lema Gerald and Denise Leto Bin Li and Ying Lu Richard and Lisa Lira Huan Ma Ping Ma Mo Maghsoudnia and Nikki IravaniMaghsoudnia Aditya and Puja Maheshwari Tony Marquez David Mason and Katharine Hardt-Mason Deepak Mohapatra Ronak Mohapatra Mikito and Mizuho Nagata Fred and Yvette Namek Ginger Neven Oracle Corporation Steve and Susan Parmenter Hitesh and Nila Patel Tony Phan and Hang Pham Carlos and Enedilia Ralda Naomi Rock Daniel and Regina Rogy Rudy Salazar Elliot and Penny Sands Julie Schilling Jarom and Lynh Severson Yuseung Shin Kerrie Sparks Dylan and Shahera St. John Matthew and Aimee Steckmest John and Letitia Stratton Stephen and Joyce Tang Walter Tang and Ka Fong Siek Leonard and Leah Tedeschi Phillip and Ha Thai Stephen and Cynthia Torode Wen Huei Tsai and Min Hsin Chen Sydney Vaughn Audy and Jan Viernes Leticia Villalvazo Randy and Julie Wolfgram Xiaoling Xu and Shuhua Zhang Louis Zulaica and Christina Turner
This list is intended to acknowledge all who gave in the 2021-22 school year. If your name has been omitted, misspelled, or improperly listed, please accept our sincere apologies and bring it to the attention of Christi Stockhaus, Director of Advancement, firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EVENTS uest Ball presented by Extend the Gift
April 2023 Join us for our annual Quest Ball dinner and auction. Enjoy a night to honor and celebrate the Warrior legacy and Extend the Gift for current and future Warriors. vcs.net/questball
Spring 2023 We look forward to welcoming the VCS community for a round of golf and a day of fellowship at the annual Golf Classic. vcs.net/golfclassic
Thank you for partnering with us in creating Warriors: Tomorrow’s leaders properly equipped to serve God and family while positively impacting their community and the world. Christi Stockhaus, Director of Advancement email@example.com | 408-362-7649
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VC S A DVA N C E M E N T T E A M
Mission Advancing Valley Christian Schools’ financial partnership with our families, friends, faculty, and staff to procure the resources to fund the Quest for Excellence™. The strength of our community’s partnership is critical to the success of VCS’ extraordinary A3 curriculum, programs, and facilities, which work in concert to produce Warriors: Tomorrow’s leaders properly equipped to serve God and family while positively impacting their communities and the world.
Christi Stockhaus Director of Advancement firstname.lastname@example.org 408.362.7649 Stephanie Rosas Assistant Director of Advancement, Annual Giving & Constituent Relations email@example.com 408.362.7629 Mark DeLuca Donor Engagement & Stewardship firstname.lastname@example.org 408.362.7651 Chris Ivy Office and Special Projects Coordinator email@example.com 408.362.7643 Kelly McPherson Advancement Events Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 408.362.2481 Regina Viering Advancement Assistant email@example.com Jaclyn Wong Database and Gifts Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 408.362.7644
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MISSION STATEMENT Valley Christian Schools’ mission is to provide a nurturing environment offering quality education supported by a strong foundation of Christian values in partnership with parents, equipping students to become leaders to serve God, to serve their families, and to positively impact their communities and the world. VISION STATEMENT A world where every student pursues their personal Quest for Excellence™.
FOUNDING STATEMENT Valley Christian Schools supports the homes and churches of students in providing an education that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian values of the Bible, as reflected in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Valley Christian Schools is committed to a Quest for Excellence™ in all of its educational programs, and provides a comprehensive kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum with a rigorous college preparatory program. Firmly founded on Christian values, Valley Christian Schools challenges youth to aspire toward lives of character, service and influence while pursuing their individual Quests for Excellence. valleychristian
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