SVPD 2023 Honorees

Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day Honorees


Outstanding Philanthropists

Cheryl and Steve Caplan

Nominated by YMCA of Silicon Valley and San José State University


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Dora Beyer

Nominated by the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN)


Outstanding Foundation Grantmaker

Heising-Simons Foundation

Nominated by University of California Santa Cruz


Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker

Wilson Sonsini

Nominated by Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, LifeMoves, and Rebuilding Together Peninsula


Outstanding Innovation in Fundraising

Aneisha Hughes

Nominated by Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program


Outstanding Philanthropic Youth

We Golf Fore Good

Nominated by Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area


Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

Erika Evearitt

Nominated by Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Distinguished Volunteer Fundraisers

Marcia Pugsley

Nominated by Palo Alto Art Center Foundation


Laura Keller

Nominated by El Camino Health Foundation


Joan MacDonald

Nominated by CHAC (Community Health Awareness Council)


Michaela Brody

Nominated by Bill Wilson Center


Craig Stephens

Nominated by The Health Trust


Rebecca Ranninger Owen

Nominated by Humane Society Silicon Valley


John Hogan

Nominated by Pivotal


Thomas Hutton

Nominated by Northwest YMCA


Brenda & Shawn Chizanskos

Nominated by St. Joseph's Family Center