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.