Santa Clara County

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2009 — United Way Silicon Valley, the Applied Materials Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today the infusion of more than $1.5 million into the local nonprofit sector to increase safety-net services in Santa Clara County and strengthen the sector’s ability to effectively deliver services. The announcement was made this morning at Sacred Heart Community Service on South First Street in San Jose, an agency that is involved with United Way Silicon Valley’s Emergency Assistance Network.

Last month, FundRaising Success named the winners of our 2008 Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards. Take some time now to learn a little more about them and their perspectives on fundraising. Fundraising Professional of the Year Michelle Speas Vice president of development and external relations Old Salem Museums & Gardens (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Organization’s mission: To preserve, interpret and operate the restored town of Salem, from its founding in 1766 to the mid-1850s, as one of America’s largest living history museums. Annual operating budget: $5.8 million How much raised annually: $6.9 million Role models: My staff. They’re my source of inspiration, and they

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