Five organizations received checks for $11,261. They were Axis Community Health, Open Heart Kitchen, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation, Valley Humane Society and ValleyCare Health System
Five other organizations received checks of $3,753. They were Hope Hospice, Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council, REACH, Sandra J Wing Therapies and Senior Support Services of the Tri-Valley.
The Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund is a donor advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. A contribution to this fund allows donations to be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The SVCF and the Pleasanton Weekly handled all costs of the campaign, which meant that every dollar donated went directly to the 10 nonprofits with no administrative expenses.
The checks were presented at a luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton by Gina Channell-Allen, publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, Jeb Bing, the newspaper's editor, and Melanie C. LeGrande, Corporate Philanthropy Manager of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The Pleasanton Weekly will launch its 2013 Holiday Fund campaign Nov. 18.