CSA honors Los Altos volunteer for boosting food drive


Community Services Agency honored Eugene Fram, a CSA board member and Los Altos resident, as a Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser at the annual Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 8.

Fram was among 23 volunteers recognized for their leadership and service in fundraising for local nonprofit organizations.

The event was sponsored by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, one of 240 chapters around the world committed to promoting generosity and social good through fundraising best practices.

According to Anita Grossman, CSA’s director of development, Fram has worked to boost food-drive contributions at Parc Regent, where he lives, has been instrumental in helping CSA develop its major gifts program and has supported efforts to bring young people to CSA to help develop the next generation of donors and leaders through the Young Professionals group.

“The food angle compels me,” Fram said. “We have such a wealthy community here, yet there are kids who often go to bed or school hungry. Finding ways to connect the haves with the have-nots both keeps me awake at night and inspires me.”

Fram’s background as a marketing professor and retail expert was put to use on CSA’s Marketing Committee. A member of the CSA board since 2014, he also serves on the Finance, Governance and Audit committees. He is professor emeritus at Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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