As we eagerly await 2020, it’s important that we take a step back and admire, reflect on, and capture the progress we’ve made in 2019. This year, we put a laser focus on Impact. Impact for our members, impact in our organization and most importantly, impact in our community. Using our core values as a compass, we set out on a mission to be bold and visionary – to improve the quality of life for all. Together, we continued to make the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.
While we have made progress, we still have a lot of room for growth. 2020 holds a wealth of opportunity and we look forward to coming back even more ready to serve. See some of our top accomplishments here.
With that being said, let’s get to the fun part…PICTURES!
Here’s what we did in 2019:
Celebrated Transportation Success
Historical Transportation Impact: Raised $30 billion for public transit through four BART extension measures. Raised $1 billion for Caltrain electrification.
Placed Emphasis on Housing Solutions
Historical Housing Impact: Successfully advocated for more than 300 housing developments in the region. Created The Housing Trust Silicon Valley leveraging $200 million for affordable housing.
Made Progress From Sacramento… to Washington D.C.
Drove Down the Road to the White House
Changed the Game for 2020
Dabbled in a Few Foot Races for a Good Cause
Historical Applied Materials Turkey Trot Impact: More than $9.5 million raised for families in need.
Made an Impact in our Community
Plugged into Energy & Sustainability
Spotlighted Education & Leadership
Historical Education Impact: 9,000+ middle school students in under-served schools introduced to STEM careers through Young Men’s and Young Women’s Leadership Summits. 1,400+ students served through our Community College to Career Initiative. 1,500+ member business executives engaged as mentors.
Connected with our Members
Sat Down for an Inspiring (Annual) Lunch
Kicked off our Celebration of Women!
Curious to learn more? Check out this video.
– Kelli Kuykendall, Communications Associate, Silicon Valley Leadership Group | December 16, 2019