8th Annual

Hot San Jose Nights©
Airport Day & S.T.E.A.M. !

Saturday, July 9, 2016  10am - 4pm at Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148

. Chris Wilder
Supported by:

  the VMC Foundation CEO, Chris Wilder

  Dave Cortese, President of Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors .        

Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor District 2
 Dave Cortese

Cindy Chavez

Susan & Mike Hennessy



Meet our Honorees!

Dan Mountsier
- Dan has been working on San Jose's Rose, White & Blue Parade for 4 years.  He's been 
very active with the Alameda Business Association for 4 years, on the board for the last several.  Dan has  worked developing and supporting affordable housing for 25 years. He lives in Campbell with his wife and 2 kids.

Dick King - Dick has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador for 3 1/2 years in the late 1960's.  Owned and operated ConTemporaries, a temporary personnel service, for 16 years.  Joined The Tech Museum as their 6th employee in 1989.  Raised more than $100,000,000 in contributions for the museum over 26 years until retiring on December 31, 2015.  Co-founded The Tech Awards - Technology Benefiting Humanity, the Tech Museum's signature fundraising program that is referred to by the San Jose Mercury News as "the Academy Awards of Silicon Valley".  Dick has been married 43 years to high school sweetheart.  They have three kids and five grandchildren and have been San Jose residents since 1973.  His hobbies include racquetball, playing the trombone and volunteering.


Rich Alvari - “One of my all-time favorite American heroes is the late, great Jackie Robinson. Mr. Robinson once said:  A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives.

I believe this to be true, and this philosophy is probably at the center of my belief that whenever we as individuals, groups or businesses have the wherewithal to help someone in need, we should.

Fortunately, the people for whom I work, the Bumb Family, have a similar philosophy and spirit of giving. Their faith, generosity has impacted countless organizations in our community, and it has been my great pleasure to represent them in these philanthropic endeavors.” 

Rich Alvari has worked at The San Jose Flea Market as Marketing Manager, Director of Sales, Public Relations & Special Events for 20 years. He has also simultaneously served as Marketing Manager for Bay 101 Casino for the past nine years.  (Click here to read more about Rich Alvari.)

Kathy Jackson - Kathy Jackson  joined Second Harvest Food Bank as Chief Executive Officer in August 2009. In the face of overwhelming community need, she has overseen a more than 50% increase in the number of clients served and food distributed monthly by the Food Bank. Fresh fruits and vegetables "rescued" from growers now constitute more than half of the food distributed by Second Harvest. Determined to address space constraints, Kathy secured the donation of a building from Cypress Semiconductor, the largest gift in Second Harvest history. After a successful $10 million capital campaign, the resulting new fresh produce facility and volunteer center – completed in 2012 – has already led to operational efficiency gains.

Prior to joining the Food Bank, Kathy served as Board President for the Foundation for the Future at public Menlo-Atherton High School. From 2006 to 2009 she led a 33-person Board that grew donations more than 100% while increasing expenses less than 33%. (Click here to read more about Kathy Jackson)

Sal Pizarro -Sal Pizarro has been the Around Town columnist for the Mercury News since December 2005. His column is a daily journal of interesting people, places and events in Silicon Valley with an emphasis on cultural activities, community happenings and philanthropy. Sal was born and raised in San Jose and graduated from Santa Teresa High School. After graduating from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 1993, he returned to his hometown to work for the Mercury News, where he served as an editor in the local and sports sections for more than a decade before taking over Leigh Weimers' popular column upon his retirement.

Sal is a member of the prestigious Rotary Club of San Jose and also serves on the community advisory board of Silicon Valley Reads, the organizing committee for Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards . He has hosted and moderated numerous nonprofit and community events in Silicon Valley for organizations including Cinequest, Via Services, the Anita Borg Institute, HomeFirst and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

He lives in downtown San Jose with his wife, Amy, their two children, Mia and Alex, and their dog, Chickenbone.


Steve Angus - Steve Angus works with kids in the Civil Air Patrol or CAP program.  His leadership and guidance have turned kids in the right direction in every way.

Click here to learn more about the Civil Air Patrol


(No photo Available) Ken Palmer  - Ken Palmer works with kids in the Civil Air Patrol or CAP program.  His leadership and guidance have turned kids in the right direction in every way.

Click here to learn more about the Civil Air Patrol

About Second Harvest Food Bank:

Who We Are

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. More than half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices.

What We Do

In fiscal year 2015 (July 2014 - June 2015), we distributed more than one million pounds of nutritious food each week to low-income people in need in every zip code of our service area from Daly City to Gilroy, and from the ocean to the bay.

We provide food efficiently through our innovative direct-service programs (see below) and by collaborating with a network of nearly 330 partner non-profit agencies operating at 700 different food distribution sites. Partner agencies include shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children's programs, senior meal sites, and residential programs.

Throughout the fiscal year, volunteers contributed nearly 314,000 hours of service, which saved us $6.4 million in equivalent personnel costs. (to learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank, please click here.)

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