Here are just a few of the ways that I have chosen to make a contribution to our community.
I am an Ambassador to the Los Altos Educational Foundation. The foundation works to raise funds and to provide financial support as a supplement to the resources of the Los Altos School District for the purpose of funding academic and enrichment programs, and improving the overall education of students in the schools of the Los Altos School District. The Foundation was formed in 1982 by a group of parents in search of a way to support the Los Altos School District in a time of financial crisis. Budget cuts and restrictive state legislation (Proposition 13) had created serious financial challenges for the district. This forward-thinking group of parents took the first steps to building a strong foundation for the future. Thanks to their vision, the Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF) was established to provide funds for district-wide programs and to make sure every child receives a well-rounded educational experience.
The RSVP program offers cost-free assistance by local REALTORS® in cooperation with various community organizations and senior centers. The community outreach program, known as REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program (RSVP), provides senior citizens with a friendly visit and free assistance with household tasks during a designated week each year. he annual hands-on effort, usually scheduled for one week in May, is organized by the members and affiliates of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR), the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® (SAMCAR), the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) and the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® (SCAOR). During RSVP Week, teams of REALTOR® volunteers and affiliates (professionals who provide industry-related services) visit residences of seniors who request the free service and perform various cleaning and maintenance tasks. Seniors may request to have light bulbs replaced, furnace filters changed, windows cleaned, mattresses turned or new smoke detector batteries installed.
American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO philosophies. The (AYSO) was established in the Los Angeles area in 1964 with nine teams. It was the dream of a group of devoted soccer enthusiasts who started the organization in a garage. Today, AYSO has more than 50,000 teams and more than 500,000 players. I have been a soccer coach every year since 2011.