Representatives from 20 local nonprofit organizations attended last week’s annual Town Crier Holiday Fund “check-out” event and received their checks. Los Altos Community Foundation served as the fiscal partner and helped distribute the $219,000 raised from the community.
Front row, from left: Melody Alvarado (House of Grace), Lani Dorff (Sky’s The Limit Fund), Chris Overington (Hidden Villa), Kim Golter (Jeremiah’s Promise), Vicki Scott Grove (Community School of Music and Arts), Karen Ross (East Palo Alto Kids Foundation) and Marsha Deslauriers (Community Health Awareness Council). Middle: Maria Walters (WomenSV), James McCaskill (Sunday Friends), Valerie Crane (Help One Child), Sonia Palmer (Music for Minors), Julie Brown (Veterans Resource Center), Malia Pires (Reach Potential Movement) and Ray Piontek (Bay Area Furniture Bank). Back: Gay Krause (KCI MERIT Program), Russ Satake (Mentor Tutor Connection), Rolando Zeledon (Bayshore Christian Ministries), Tom Myers (Community Services Agency) and Fred Ferrery (Child Advocates). Not pictured: Jennifer Andaluz (Downtown College Prep). The Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos provided the venue for the March 19 event.