Healing families. Strengthening communities.

Silicon Valley Community Awards Luncheon

Join us as we honor community leaders and thank them for their hard work and dedication to changing the lives of children in crisis.

What:Silicon Valley Community Awards Luncheon
When:Friday, March 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Honoring:Dr. Nancy Peña
El Camino Hospital
Michael & Mary Ellen Fox
Sponsorship details:Visit our sponsorship page or contact Darren DeMonsi, Associate Director of Fund Development, by email at ddemonsi@emqff.org or by phone at (408) 364-4058.

The Awards Luncheon is a tribute to our kids in crisis and their families with the fitting theme, “Every Child is a Rising Star.”  We are happy to announce that our special guest speaker will be Kevin Berthia.

Photo credit: The Parsons Company, Inc.

Photo credit: The Parsons Company, Inc.

After his own life-saving experience, Kevin has become a suicide prevention advocate who encourages people to talk through their problems rather than ending their life. Since then, his story of hope has been featured by multiple media outlets including Nightly News with Brian Williams, ABC Fusion, The Steve Harvey Show, Men's Health Magazine and People Magazine.

Leadership and Advocacy Award

Dr. Nancy Peña

Dr. Nancy Pena


Community Star in Action Award

El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital

Donor Star Recognition Award

Michael and Mary Ellen Fox

Mike and Maryellen Fox

Proceeds from The Silicon Valley Awards Luncheon will go toward the Addiction and Prevention Services, Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, Foster Care and Adoption Program, and the "Whatever It Takes" fund of Uplift Family Services. Please come and learn first-hand about these life-changing programs.

Sponsorships are available now, please contact Darren DeMonsi, Associate Director of Fund Development, at (408) 364-4058 or ddemonsi@emqff.org for more information.

Thank you to all of our current sponsors who are making this awards luncheon possible:

Title Sponsor

Neal and Jan Dempsey


Presenting Sponsor



Platinum Sponsor

Warmenhoven Family Foundation



Media Sponsor


View a public service announcement from NBC Bay Area.

If you are unable to attend, donations are greatly appreciated. Please contact Darren DeMonsi, Associate Director of Fund Development, at (408) 364-4058 or ddemonsi@emqff.org.

See photos from the 2015 luncheon.