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President and CEO Message
Dear Friend of United Way Silicon Valley,
What kind of a community do you want to live in?
What does a quality life mean to you?
Are there things about Silicon Valley, or your city, your neighborhood, your block, that you’d change if you could?
Maybe it’s the huge income disparity from one side of the county to the other. Or the gap in educational quality between schools and districts, and the opportunity chasm that creates.
Maybe it’s a yearning for more connection, more sense of community and belonging, a harkening back to big front porches and impromptu get-togethers along picket fences. Whatever it is, we’re interested in hearing about it.
United Way Silicon Valley is hoping to talk to you – or, more accurately, hoping to listen to you. If you’ve got a kitchen table, a community center, a school cafeteria, a library conference room, we’ll bring the questions. And if you don’t have any of those, we do. Either way, we’ll bring the snacks.
Typically, we ask for your donations to further the important work we do and support in this community. We’ll continue to do that, of course. Click to GIVE and you can put even a small donation to work making a difference. And typically, we ask for your time, in the form of the volunteer work that makes all our programs possible. The need for volunteers continues to grow, and you can find opportunities in the VOLUNTEER section of our website.
But right now we’re also asking for your thoughts. We want to know your aspirations, your ideas and your opinions. We believe that Silicon Valley, with its entrepreneurial chops and its penchant for innovation, is the right place to solve the solvable problems that persist in challenging the quality of life for so many of our neighbors. Think about it. If not here, where?
United Way Silicon Valley is uniquely positioned to help create the kind of change that brings about solutions – the kind of change that allows families to succeed on their own, that gives kids of all communities the same educational opportunity, that makes sure every child has access to health care. But we need your voice and your ideas. Because real change doesn’t happen in organizations and institutions. It happens in neighborhoods and families.
We’re ready, and we hope you are too. Click here to join the conversation.
Can’t wait to hear what you have to say.
Carole Leigh Hutton
President and CEO
United Way Silicon Valley
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