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2017 Night of Dreams

Thanks to everyone who contributed generously to make our 6th annual Night of Dreams on Thursday, March 2nd a resounding a success! 230 guests came together to celebrate Family Connections' families and children and share stories of hope and community.

Approximately $228,500 was donated through sponsorships, fund a need and gift baskets!  An anonymous donor is matching any new or increased donations and it’s not too late to donate!

Dr. Deborah Stipek from Stanford University spoke passionately about her research on the importance of early childhood education and family engagement.  Guests heard heartfelt stories from three Family Connections' families and alumnus. Here is one of our favorite quotes:

"Thanks to Family Connections, my family and I have learned to embrace reading. There's not a night that my kids will skip story time; not one night!"

See wonderful photos from our event

Night of Dreams


Thank you to all our event sponsors!

DREAM MAKERS
Anonymous | Angela & Miguel Espinosa
Bonnie Matlock & Tod Francis | Nisha & Paritosh Somani
Sahn Family

INSPIRED BELIEVERS
Andrea & Andy Ballard | Missy & Richard Bechtel
Steve & Julie Bram (George Smith Partners)
Betsy Carter & Jonathan Atkin | Angela & Nick Kalayjian
Nic & Dave Kiyasu | Rebecca Li & David Jakopin
Meg & Stu McLaughlin | Sandy & Mark Moore | Ann Stevens
Katie & John Storey | Patricia Zablock-Macy & Bryant Macy

CREATIVE ACHIEVERS
Mei & Herald Chen | Meghan Crowell
Debbie & Paul Denton | DJM Capital Partners
The Franklin & Catherine Johnson Foundation | Futornick Family
Cathy & Joe Guglielmi | Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Phil Wilkinson & Greg Scopazzi | Wilkinson Construction

ALL STARS
Sarah Chai | Tina Clarke Dur & Phil Dur
Albert & Julie Lee | Annie Luetkemeyer & Ben Coughlin
Alisa & Neil MacAvoy | Jen Maravillas | Tamara Pow
San Mateo Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools
The Studio Shop | Denise & Carl Touhey

SCHOLARS
Cris & Todd Adair | Curtis Chen | Decathlon Sports Club
Maria & Gene Frantz | Gretchen Graves | Picole Lamarre
Karen Manship | Holly & Len Materman | Kim Pepper



“I love attending Family Connections’ family night. I try to get as much information as possible to take home to help myself and even network with my family and friends if they need support too.”

Julie Brown, mother of 8 children