Pizarro: Linda Lester Boosts Unity Care

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When it comes to supporting good causes in Silicon Valley, Linda Lester has no problem making a big impact. Representing one of the oldest and most philanthropic fruit-growing families in the Santa Clara Valley, Lester paid a visit this month to Unity Care’s residential treatment home for teen foster girls in San Jose — and she brought along a big check.

Lester presented a $50,000 donation to Unity Care CEO André Chapman, representing her lead sponsorship of the nonprofit’s Youth Live! fundraising gala, which is taking place May 6 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. It’s an entertaining evening that includes teenage musicians and singers as well as a fashion show.

Tickets are still available for $175 at www.youth-live.com, but registration closes May 1, so get ’em while you can.

Sal Pizarro has written the Around Town column for The Mercury News since 2005. His column covers the people and events surrounding the cultural scene in Silicon Valley. In addition, he writes Cocktail Chronicles, a feature column on Silicon Valley bars and nightclubs.

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