Funders

We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the foundations, corporations, and hundreds of individuals who support the Peninsula College Fund and our scholars.


"I learned of PCF through my dear friend Charlie Schmuck.  I know first-hand what a big and generous heart Charlie has, so I immediately wanted to learn more.  When he shared with me the details, and especially the incredible success rate, I knew that PCF was an organization with which my company and I would want to partner.  From our initial chat, our relationship has grown to a point where we have sponsored one student for four years and are sponsoring another student who’s making her way through her college years.  We also have provided summer internships to a number of PCF scholars and have encouraged our colleagues to become mentors.  I’m delighted that many of them have accepted the invitation to become mentors, including two of my daughters.

In searching for ways to increase our support, Charlie and I also came up with the idea of hosting an intimate golf tournament to raise more scholarships.  We started the PCF Invitational five years ago and raised two scholarships in our first year.  Through the generous participation of many of our friends, this year we raised nearly 10 scholarships – a record!

PCF is solving one of the most pressing challenges in our society – breaking the cycle of poverty through education that truly changes lives!  It’s an honor for my company and me to assist in some small way in advancing PCF’s mission."



Mike Blach, Chairman
Blach Construction


Sustaining Scholarship Circle

We gratefully acknowledge our Scholarship Circle donors  who make four-year commitments to support a scholar's journey through college.

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE
  • Anonymous
  • Alpio Barbara
  • Dani Gasparini and Alyn Beals
  • Mike Blach, Blach Construction
  • Rich and Carlee Brown
  • Heidi Hopper and Jeff Dean
  • Larry and Laurie Dean
  • David and Jan Ehrhardt
  • Mark Flegel, Flegel's Fine Furniture
  • Asha and R.V. Guha
  • Bill and Cristina Harris
  • Innovate Foundation
  • Vineet Gupta and Mudita Jain 
  • Kristen Hughes and Tony Loeser
 
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Rotary Club of Menlo Park
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sand Hill Scholars Fund managed by SVCF
  • James T. Schmuck Family Scholarship
  • Lisa and Matthew Sonsini
  • St. Mary's College of California
  • Jay & Bonnie Tenenbaum
  • Douglas and Christina Tudor
  • Westly Foundation
SCHOLAR CIRCLE
  • Manuel and Mari Alba
  • Amir and Sandra Ben-Efraim
 
  •  Ross Darwin
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
  • Douglas & Judy Adams
  • David and Elyse Barca
  • Betsy and Sam Kais
  • Mark and Karen Cator
  • Mary and Tom Cooper
  • Alison Elliott and Steven Blank
  • Paula Larson and Tom Evan
  • Peter and Margaret Goldsmith
 
  • Dave and Nancy Heine
  • Katherine and Winston Jaeb
  • Soroush and Niloo Kaboli
  • Alan and Dorothy Marshall
  • Kathleen and Peter Muller
  • Woody & Denise Shackleton
  • Greg Stern
  • Jaya  & Rajesh Subramanian
DONOR CIRCLE
  • Frank and Gayle Boitano
  • Guisselle Nunez and Ron Gonzales
  • Ian and Elizabeth MacDonald
  • Jim Nicholas
 
  • John M. Ottoboni
  • Ron and Francine Reynolds
  • Alan Spiegelman
  • Michelle Wong
Foundation Supporters
  • Atkinson Foundation
  • Dean Witter Foundation
  • Facebook Local Community Fund through Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
  • Innovate Foundation
  • The O'Donnell Foundation
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Palo Alto Community Fund
  • Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
  • Rotary Club of Menlo Park
 
  • Sand Hill Scholars Fund
  • Sand Hill Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation-SVGives '16
  • Sobrato Family Foundation
  • Harvey L. and Maud C. Sorensen Foundation
  • Woman's Club of Palo Alto
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Westly Foundation
Partner College Scholarship Supporters
  • Gonzaga University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Mills College
 
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Santa Clara University

We also gratefully recognize a one-time scholarship gift to honor Bob Whitmore, a former teacher at Carlmont High School. "Bob lived his life in a genuinely caring manner and consistently tried to help others make the most of their lives.  We hope the success of the PCF Scholars will be a tribute to his memory."