Schools Briefs: SVLG board and elephant fundraiser

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Miner joins SVLG Board of Directors

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Board of Directors approved six new board members, including Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Judy Miner.

Miner and the other new members join the ranks of more than 50 people serving on the board.

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard Co., represents more than 345 Silicon Valley employers on issues, programs and campaigns including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment.

For more information on the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, visit

Elephant fundraiser collects nearly $2K

Eighth-grader Uma Chirotarrab raised nearly $2,000 to help save elephants at risk of poaching in Africa.

The Egan Junior High School student collected $1,910.32 for Tusk, a charity focused on African wildlife conservation, through an all-day fundraiser Dec. 14 in downtown Los Altos.

This was Uma’s fifth year in a row organizing the fundraiser. She and a group of friends set up tables downtown and educated passersby on the plight of the elephants.

For more information on Tusk, visit

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