April 10, 2019

Board of Directors Selects Housing Leader and Community Lawyer to Succeed Long-Time CEO Patricia Gardner

SAN JOSE, CA, April 10, 2019 – The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits today announced that its Board of Directors has selected Kyra Kazantzis as Chief Executive Officer effective May 20, 20...


Dear Friends:

I would like to thank all our partners who sent well wishes and/or attended Patricia’s Gratitude with Attitude celebration.  I know she felt honored by the recognition, the special words shared, and your attendance.  The Board thanks you.
I’d also li...

February 19, 2019


Dear Friends:

This message is to share with you the progress of the SVCN CEO search and to announce the interim transition plan.
Over the past three months, the Transition Team has actively worked with the executive search firm Carlson Beck, to identify prospective candida...

September 5, 2018

As announced on August 4, 2018, SVCN CEO Patricia Gardner will be stepping down from her position as CEO at SVCN.  A Transition Team was named and began the process of selecting an executive search firm to guide the organization through this transition and selection of a new CEO.  As we go through t...

August 3, 2018

Chief Executive Officer Patricia Gardner to Step Down in Early 2019
Board Search for Successor Begins this Fall

SAN JOSE, CA, Aug. 3, 2018 – The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits today announced that Patricia Gardner will transition out of her position as Chief Executive Officer in early 2019. She...

July 12, 2018

The report identifies needs and disparities of services in different parts of the County.


San Jose, California — The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits this week released a report on the social and economic status of local nonprofit organizations. “The Nonprofit Landscape in Santa Clara...

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