The Legacy Society

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a way for SVCF to honor those who have made a lasting commitment to the Silicon Valley community. Individuals who designate a gift to SVCF through a will, trust, or other planned gift, or by making a gift to the Community Endowment Fund for $10,000 or more, are invited to join our Legacy Society. 


Legacy Society members enjoy the company of others who care about leaving a legacy to protect and strengthen the community. Each year, SVCF holds a Legacy Society Luncheon to honor the members and provide them with an opportunity to see how the Community Endowment Fund is improving their community. Members are also invited to other events throughout the year, including our exclusive annual Regional Meeting.       

You can always remain anonymous in your philanthropy. However, Legacy Society participants are an inspiration to others to look toward the future and learn how they too can have an enduring impact on the causes they care about.

The Tom Ford Honor Roll

Tom FordAt the 2015 annual Legacy Luncheon, SVCF CEO and President Emmett Carson announced the creation of The Tom Ford Honor Roll to celebrate the wonderful tradition of giving created by Tom Ford. A long-time philanthropist, Tom established the Sand Hill Endowment Fund to leave a legacy of giving and community support in Silicon Valley. Since its inception, the fund has been the source of $55 million to SVCF and our parent foundation, Peninsula Community Foundation, and it has resulted in substantial and lasting benefits in our community.

The Tom Ford Honor Roll celebrates those donors, like Tom, who recognize the tremendous value of supporting SVCF’s endowment. Legacy Society donors who give $10,000 or more to our Community Endowment will be included in this group in Tom’s honor.


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