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Marie Bernard

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Review for Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, Inc., Campbell, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We all owe a great debt to The Healthier Kids Foundation (formerly the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation and their leadership - they uniquely advocate for health care services for ALL children, and their focus on vision and hearing tests for literally thousands of children each year change young lives. Today there are still children without health insurance, or who have limited coverage. The Healthier Kids Foundation brings health testing to schools and community centers where children and their families can easily access health information in a familiar environment.
As a partner agency, Sunnyvale Community Services uses the information and resources of The Healthier Kids Foundation to help fill the gaps in health care for the most needy in Santa Clara County.
- Marie Bernard, Executive Director, Sunnyvale Community Services

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For the past 14 years, I've been honored to be a nonprofit partner and now a board member for Second Harvest Food Bank. During that time, Second Harvest has always been a leading advocate for food and nutrition in our community, and they have scaled their mission to meet the rising needs in Silicon Valley. Kathy Jackson, Executive Director, and the dedicated staff are innovators in the nonprofit sector, engaging business leaders and community members to work to solve hunger issues and shed light on the policy issues affecting nutrition. They truly are thought leaders.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Double their donations - every dollar is well spent.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Sunnyvale Community Services continues to be one of the best run and most needed nonprofits in Silicon Valley. While the requests for basic assistance continues to grow, the agency has grown community support and volunteer hours to meet those needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

scaling to meet the swelling need for basic services for the under served and unemployed in Sunnyvale.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The ongoing positive attitude of the staff and volunteers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & contributed support and in kind donations.