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The Sharks Foundation is a Power Forward

As busy as the San Jose Sharks are on the ice, the Sharks Foundation is equally as active in the community throughout the season with a variety of fundraisers and programs targeted at impacting youth and families in need in the Bay Area. By the end of the 2015-16 season, the Foundation donated a franchise-record $1.5 million in..

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Derek Carr & Valley Children Healthcare - Leaders On & Off The Field

SVL: Let’s start with the most predictable question of what drives you to support this particular cause?DC: When my son, Dallas was born, he needed to be rushed to Valley Children’s Hospital because his intestines were tangled and only surgery would be able to correct the problem. Within four days, Dallas had been operated on ..

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Innovative Therapy and High Technology Brain Imaging Aid Veterans and TBI Resear..

Thomas Manuel and Shawn Kelley are Veterans of different eras. Manuel, 69, fought in the jungles of Vietnam; Kelley, 25, in Afghanistan’s deserts. The enemies, weapons and battle arenas differed greatly, but the wounds to their brains are all too common for war Veterans. Studies estimate up to 20 percent of Veterans suffer trau..

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Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds

Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in Veterans that can damage self-image, spirituality and relationships, according to the findings of a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS). For many of these Veterans—some of w..

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Digital Tools Redefine Classroom Learning

More than ever in today’s classrooms, digital tools are redefining how students learn and how teachers deliver instruction. Whether it’s through games, online textbooks, animation or videos, digital learning has become an essential part of today’s education experience. It’s especially vital in preparing our students to qualify n..

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For the Love of the Game and Their Community

More than the game’s box score is what we call the game of Life. And, also as big as life, you will find the Giants Community Fund and the Giants Community Relations Department. It is a spirit, an energy. They see it as a proud tradition, a way of showing mutual appreciation, and teamwork, that we are truly together – team and c..

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The San Francisco 49ers Community Relations and 49ers Foundation

How do you define a Class Organization? From the very top on down. An organization that, internally, has everyone’s attention and 100% participation. Pride that’s felt everywhere and amongst everyone. Like one big family that cares. That’s the 49ers. The Season is actually 12 months long for the 49ers – as they like to say, “The..

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Drivers For Survivors

Sherry Higgs, Executive Director of Drivers For Survivors "Making a Difference, One Survivor at a Time" In February 2010 I awoke to an alarming sight—a swollen, slightly reddish and inflamed left breast. My breast was also lumpy and bumpy, as if someone had poured a bag of marbles into it. After immediate medical assessments, th..

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Senior service agencies getting creative

In Silicon Valley, approximately one-fifth of the population is 65 and older. This figure will jump to one-infour by the year 2030. While we have all heard about the demographic “age wave,” what is less known is that half of adults 60 and older in Santa Clara County (50%) live below the Elder Economic Standard Index (EESI), an ..

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The Art of Helping Many Where Help is Needed

A VISIT WITH DR. EMMETT CARSON & SILICON VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION “Lifelong Philanthropy - Here in Silicon Valley, we have a front-row seat to view trends, not only in the tech sector that gives us our name but also in philanthropy. Here, where the ceiling for wealth is high, and so are the needs of those without it, we’re s..

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