2008 Annual Report. Santa Clara Valley Chapter

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2008 Annual Report

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement

The American Red Cross is part of an international network with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and societies in more than 175 countries around the world. Begun in 1859 by Henry Dunant, it is unique among voluntary service organizations because it is founded on a set of seven principles which all Red Cross volunteers and paid staff around the world are asked to practice. The seven principles are: HUMANITY - The International red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in dedicated to preventing human suffering wherever it is found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. IMPARTIALITY - It does not discriminate concerning nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress. NEUTRALITY - It may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of political, racial, religious or ideological nature. INDEPENDENCE - While subject to the laws of its respective countries, it must always maintain its autonomy from the government so that it may be able at all times to act in accordance withe the principles of the Movement. Voluntary Service - It is a voluntary relief movement without any desire for gain. Unity - There can be only one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory. Universality - It is a worldwide institution, in which all National Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other. Mission of the American Red Cross The American Red Cross was founded in the United States by Clara Barton in 1881. In 1905, the United States Congress provided the Red Cross with a charter which mandates that it provide relief to disaster victims and services to the military. Although congressionaly chartered, the American Red Cross is a non-governmental, non profit, humanitarian organization led by volunteers, funded by public donations and guided by the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter Founded in 1916, the American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter provides services for the over 1.5 million residents of Santa Clara County in the cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, Milpitas, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Soreno, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, and all unincorporated areas of the county. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter has 979 registered adult volunteers and 680 youth volunteers, who contributed over 49,500 hours of service to the community and are supported by 27 full and part-time paid staff.

Programs and Services Disaster Services Respond

When a disaster strikes, the American Red Cross is on the scene, comforting the victims with food, clothing, shelter and supplies to help the recover. Last year, volunteers from the Santa Clara Valley Chapter responded to 91 local emergencies, meeting the immediate needs of 209 families (593 individuals) totaling $104,835 for housing, clothing, food, mental health counseling, and disaster health services. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter opened and serviced 2 shelters to house and feed over 35 local disaster relief clients. In response to national disasters, our Chapter deployed 90 disaster relief volunteers to assist directly on the at 27 national disaster relief operations.

2007 California Wildfires - Kevin Chen, Derek Chan and Wen Ding play board games at a Red Cross shelter at Mira Mesa High School in San Diego, California.


Last year, 908 people completed one of 80 disaster response and preparedness training courses and over 71,600 people received information on disaster preparedness through Community Disaster Education and Youth preparedness presentations and through community and corporate wellness fairs.

A community preparedness event for faith-based organizations hosted by both the Palo Alto Area and Santa Clara Valley chapters.

Health and Safety Services Train

CPR Saturday 2008 - A student learns how to save a life.

We are the premier provider of Health and Safety training in the community, offering basic to specialized education in first aid, CPR, AED use, water safety and more. Our goal is to equip everyone in the community with these skills. Last year, the Santa Clara Valley Chapter Health and Safety instructors provided training in vital life saving skills such as First Aid and CPR to over 18,300 local residents, and 11,070 individuals completed an aquatics or water safety course. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter also trained 239 teens as baby sitters and 141 people to become CPR and First Aid instructors. The First Aid Services Team treated 1,578 patients at 32 different community events throughout Santa Clara Valley. 766 students attended locally developed health and safety courses.

Programs and Services Youth Services Empower

Our 680 youth volunteers provided the American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter with their time and energy at 79 service events, including First Aid Fun Day and Kid Power which trains elementary school students in the basics of First Aid and CPR. They established and maintained 24 Red Cross Clubs at local high, middle and elementary schools and raised $9,920 for scholarships to the annual Leadership Development Conference for local youth. They also raised $12,244 for the American Red Cross Measles and Malaria Initiatives in Africa.

Red Cross Club Youth volunteer Howard Li teaches disaster preparedness to children at San Jose Library.

Armed forces emergency services Serve

Chapter booth at Troopfest 2008

International Services Reunite

The American Red Cross International Social Services program links people in our community to their families around the world through the global network of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Last year, the Santa Clara Valley Chapter caseworkers handled 26 international tracing and/or messaging cases to help reunite or deliver messages to family members separated due to war, civil unrest or disaster.

The American Red Cross keeps military personnel in touch with their families following the death or serious illness of a family member, the birth of a child, or in response to other family crisis. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter served as a liaison between 298 local military personnel and their families delivering emergency family messages. In addition, 17 local military personnel received financial assistance totaling $17,655. Educating the military community on how we can help is a crucial part of our AFES program. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter briefed 442military members through our “Get to Know Us Before You Need Us” program. Historically, Americans have shown their support to our troops serving in times of war by writing letters, mailing care packages, or by showing support for a deployed service member’s family. Our Chapter’s unique Operation Care and Comfort program exists to provide support and comfort to “adopted” units of deployed U.S. military service members serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and conflict regions, by sending care packages containing needed items. Working with our community, we ship to these units on a monthly basis, until they return home. This year, Operation Care and Comfort sent 156,381 pounds of supplies to members of the armed forces stationed overseas.

Financial Donations The Clara Barton Society No other name better symbolizes the spirit of caring and active volunteerism than Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. The Clara Barton Society consists of committed donors who gave $1,000 or more to the Santa Clara Valley Chapter between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. We are grateful to the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their generous support. They have helped make possible our programs and services, which ensure our community is able to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters of any size. Due to space limitations, we regrettably cannot list annual donors below $2,500. Please accept our sincere appreciation.

Benefactor’s Circle $25,000 - $49,999 William and Young Mock Cisco Systems, Inc. Maxim Integrated Products Willard Salmons Sanmina-SCI

Pacesetter’s Circle $10,000 - $24,999 Agilent Technologies Foundation Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. Anonymous Barbara Beck Juniper Networks Jim and Virginia Lyons MA Labs Anne Ng SanDisk Corp. SonicWALL, Inc. Tessera Trident MicroSystems Wells Fargo Private Bank Geraldyne Witkin

Humanitarian’s Circle $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Directional Concepts, Inc. Samuel and Loeta Fisher Brian and Carolyn Halla Hitachi Chuen and Dolly Hu Michael Ma Brooks and Kerstin Mancini William and Linda Manry Mission City Community Fund NetApp

(Humanitarian’s Circle cont’d)

Nvidia Foundation Dale O’Rourke Alvin and Adeline Parker Pericom Semiconductor Corporation Benjamin Pun David Reed Rotary Club of San Jose William and Patricia Russell Derek and Valerie Sanders Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes Stella B. Gross Charitable Trust TeleNav, Inc.

Arra with staff from Sweet Tomatoes, San Jose

Patron’s Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Donald and Elizabeth Allen Anonymous Anritsu Company Francis Baldwin Bookham, Inc. Celtic Fund Arnold and Silver Chow Anita Clemetson Cortina Systems, Inc. George Day eBay Foundation Allen Ellis

(Patron’s Circle cont’d)

FedEx Freight West, Inc. Mark and Donna Flowers Falko Forbich Phillip and Cindy Gibson Good Samaritan Hospital - Community Giving Benjamin Hemmen Yiqun Hu Intel Richard and Mary Ann James Kaiser Foundation Health Plan-SCV Kontoudakis, Inc Philip Kurjan LB Commercial Construction, Inc. Matthew Lepper Taihua Liu Joe Rosa Jorge and Lidia Samame Spel America Jeffrey and Catherine Thermond Jack Tramiel Long Wang All American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter disaster assistance is free, made possible by the generous and voluntary donation of time and money from Santa Clara Valley residents and companies. To make a donation, call (408) 577-1000 or log on to www.santaclaravalley-redcross.org. This list of donors supported the American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. If you find an error, please accept our apologies and contact the Development Department so that we may correct our records.

Financial Donations The legacy Society The Legacy Society of the American Red Cross honors and recognizes those individuals who help to continue our lifesaving work by making a gift to the Santa Clara Valley Chapter in their will, trust estate plan, or through a life income gift. The following individuals are members of the chapter’s Legacy Society as of June 30, 2007. Rich Andrews Carlos and Ann Avila Jack Ayre Janette L. Boehm Margaret Boryan Diana Conklin Shevlin De La Rosa Peggy DeShazo Sue Dibble Larry and Elizabeth Dietz Dorothy Fern Robert and Patricia Fondiller James and Maureen Fullerton Pilar Furlong Pamela Hedblad-Acquilina May Huang Bernice Jackson Arthur Kato Robert Kelly George and Nancy Kirk Ronni Lacroute Bernard Lacroute Barbara Larson Tinsley and Betty Lee Larry and Kathy Lohman Joanne Loomba

Monserrat Martinez Jeannette Mihalak Kathleen Miller Hoyt and Nancy Nelson Kenneth Newfarmer Joyce A. O’Donnell Eldon Okazaki Pierre Omidyar Bill and Heidi Ordwein Dale O’Rourke Rex Painter Geraldine Payne Scott and Julie Render Bob and Joyce Rhodes Anona Roman Willard Salmons Christina and Duane Sand Norman E. Shiller Charitable Trust C. David Spence, Esq. Fern Swanson Oskar and Barbara Thurnher Zara Van Wicken Dennis Volkman Diane Wesson Kathleen Wright

Top 10 things you can do today to leave your Legacy • Prepare a will Leave a gift in your will to your local Red Cross Chapter • Leave a specific dollr amount or percentage of the assets in your will to the Chapter • Consider using assets for your legacy gifts • Name the Chapter as the benificiary of your IRA or pension plan • Purhcase a new life insurance policy, naming the Chapter as the beneficiary •

Name the Chapter as the beneficiary of an existing insurance policy. • Remember deceased loved ones with memorial gifts to the Chapter. • Encourage family members and friends to leave legacy gifts to the Chapter. • Ask the planned giving officer or your financial advisor for more information about legacy gifts.

Financial Statement

This financial data has been extracted from the annual audited financial statements for the years ending June 30, 2007 and 2008.




1,806,949 80,544 80,358 514 $1,968,365

1,307,901 209,954 52,088 15,150 $1,585,093

47,519 (103,296) 830,074 11,248 59,360 $844,905 $2,813,270

123,675 150,166 865,338 41,449 71,538 $1,252,166 $2,837,259

461,198 660,260 1,292,900 304,736 $2,719,094

563,068 681,738 1,401,245 299,896 $2,945,947

795,468 158,893 $954,361 $3,673,455

952,081 216,027 $1,168,108 $4,114,055

$4,722,468 $3,862,283 ( $860,185)

$5,999,264 $4,722,468 ($1,276,796)



801,605 1,185,302 140,513 23,484 51,597 2,605,318 $4,807,819

639,537 1,351,387 171,864 31,895 44,990 2,644,478 $4,884,151

184,167 612,145 149,224 $945,536

126,941 34,742 $161,683

3,709,202 147,881 5,200 $3,862,283 $4,807,819

4,366,031 351,237 5,200 $4,722,468 $4,884,151

PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUES Public Support Monetary Contributions United Way Special Events Grants Total Public Support Revenue Interest Income Net unrealized and realized gains on investments Program service fees Inter-Red Cross Revenue Other Total Revenue

TOTAL PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUES EXPENSES Program Services Armed Forces Emergency Services Disaster Services Public Education and Health Services Community Services Total Program Services Supporting Services Fundraising Management & General Total Supporting Services

TOTAL EXPENSES Net Assets Beginning of Year Net Assets End of Year Change in Net Assets

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION ASSETS Cash & Cash Equivalents Investments Inter-Red Cross Receivables Receivables Inventory and Other Assets Land, Building & Equipment TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS Liabilities Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Inter-Red Cross Payables Other Liabilities Total Liabilities Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Endowment Total Net Assets


Board of Directors Arra Yerganian - Board Chair Executive in Residence, You Web, Inc. Catherine Peterson - Vice Chair Former Vice President of Investor Relations, Business Objects Skip Mancini - Treasurer President, B.T. Mancini Co., Inc. Ray Mack - Secretary Managing Director, First Republic Bank Ciara Balagot Rivermark Moms President Community Volunteer

Patrick Ng Senior Homestead High School

Avis Brown Vice President Avis Brown Insurance Services

George Papazian Founder Naviscent, LLC

Gabrielle Bui-Duong Senior Presentation High School

Tim Quigley Executive Director Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley

Eddie Correa Demand Planning Manager Cisco Systems, Inc.

Shyam Rangole Former Vice President Information Technology Sun Microsystems

Helen Duong Lease Administration Manager Boston Properties LP

Emily Ruvalcaba Executive Vice President & Division Manager Bridge Bank

Bruce Entin Former Chief Executive Officer Siliquent Technologies, Inc.

Rick Santos Vice President, Finance and Chief Finance Officer Validity Sensors, Inc.

Veena Jain Math Mentor Santa Clara County Education Instructional Services

Dr. Sherman Tran Physician Spine & Sports Medical Group

James Magill Real Estate Broker Village Square Realty

John Turner Contact Representative Social Security Administration

Jack Maxfield Community Volunteer

James Volz Director of Public Safety Eastridge Mall

Inho Myong Product Engineering Manager Tyco Electronics

Jeffrey N. Williams Founder and Principal The Alchemy Team Consulting to Business


Be Red Cross Ready Preparing for a disaster before it strikes is vital Visit us online to learn how you can:

1. Get a Kit

2. Make a Plan

3. Be Informed

Contact the American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter for more information about disaster preparedness training, emergency preparedness kits and creating a family communication plan.

2731 North First Street San Jose, CA 95134-2029 Phone (408) 577-1000 Fax (408) 577-2050