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Our Team

Meet the Shine Team

Each and every member of the Shine team is dedicated to empowering young mothers and impacting multiple generations. Together, we bring decades of experience in youth and community services, social justice, and research and evaluation.

Sandra Alvarez
Senior Advocate, Bay Area
Elizet Bermudez
Advocate, Bay Area
Jennaliz Blanco
Advocate, Bay Area
Alexis Dumonchelle
Evaluation and Learning Manager, Bay Area
Rosita Figueroa
Advocate, Fresno County
Adia Gipson
Advocate, Sacramento Valley
Susana Hernandez
Advocate, Bay Area
Kathy Koo
Bay Area Regional Director
Sara Reyes
Executive Director
Ana Robleto
Advocate, Fresno County
Niki Singleton
Sacramento Valley Regional Director
Deyanira Tellez
Director of Development
Mai Townsend
Advocate, Sacramento Valley
Sarah Villa
Central Valley Regional Director
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Sandra Alvarez

Senior Advocate, Bay Area
(408) 593-0291
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Elizet Bermudez

Advocate, Bay Area
Fun Fact: Would travel far and long for amazing food
(408) 593-0293
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Jennaliz Blanco

Advocate, Bay Area
Fun Fact: Jennaliz has visited 4/7 wonders of the world
(408) 593-0296
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Alexis Dumonchelle

Evaluation and Learning Manager, Bay Area
Fun Fact: Alexis has over 500 books in her personal library
(916) 956-3677
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Rosita Figueroa

Advocate, Fresno County
Fun Fact: Rosita loves hiking and anything Marvel
(408) 685-7581
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Adia Gipson

Advocate, Sacramento Valley
Fun Fact: Adia is a huge Disney fanatic!
(408) 836-8445
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Susana Hernandez

Advocate, Bay Area
Fun Fact: Susana is an only child
(408) 593-0294
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Kathy Koo

Bay Area Regional Director
If Kathy could eat one same dish for the rest of her life it would be chicken basil fried rice
(408) 892-7203
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Sara Reyes

Executive Director
(408) 263-8330
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Ana Robleto

Advocate, Fresno County
Fun Fact: Ana loves theme parks and traveling
(408) 685-7576
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Niki Singleton

Sacramento Valley Regional Director
Fun Fact: Niki loves to listen to various genres of music and to travel with her family
(408) 593-0298
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Deyanira Tellez

Director of Development
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Mai Townsend

Advocate, Sacramento Valley
Fun Fact: Mai enjoys listening to oldies hits that remind her of her childhood
(408) 230-3468
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Sarah Villa

Central Valley Regional Director
Sarah is a Disney fanatic and a SF Giants/49er fan
(559) 410-7022
Our Board

Meet The Shine Board

Our Board of Directors includes dynamic leaders highly engaged in social change. Each is passionate about our mission to build pathways to economic advancement for two generations: young mothers and their children.

Madonna C. Bolano
Co-Chair
CHRO, Applied Materials (Retired)
Ellen Moir
Co-Chair
Founder, New Teacher Center
Stuart Berman
Treasurer
Director, Bell Biosystems, Inc.
Aarti Chandna
Secretary
Strategy Consultant
Cathy Foster
VP, Global Government Relations, eBay
Leslee Guardino
Co-Founding Principal, Canyon Snow Consulting
Paulina Lin
Director of Technical Accounting, Palo Alto Networks
Brian Smiley
Director of Product Marketing, Apple Inc. (retired)
Our Board

Madonna C. Bolano

Co-Chair
CHRO, Applied Materials (Retired)
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Ellen Moir

Co-Chair
Founder, New Teacher Center
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Stuart Berman

Treasurer
Director, Bell Biosystems, Inc.
Our Board

Aarti Chandna

Secretary
Strategy Consultant
Our Board

Cathy Foster

VP, Global Government Relations, eBay
Our Board

Leslee Guardino

Co-Founding Principal, Canyon Snow Consulting
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Paulina Lin

Director of Technical Accounting, Palo Alto Networks
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Brian Smiley

Director of Product Marketing, Apple Inc. (retired)

Our Founder

Becky Morgan

A true social entrepreneur long before the term was coined, Becky Morgan has had a varied and distinguished career that spans politics, social innovation, thought leadership, and business. 

More than 10 years ago, Becky launched what is now the Shine program to help young moms complete their education, break the cycle of poverty and lead fulfilling lives.

Our Donors

Investors in Success

Thanks to each of our donors for your support in unlocking the potential of young mothers and their children! Your generosity empowers young mothers to dream big and break the cycle of poverty. Thanks to you, young families across California are thriving.

Donors

*Gift made as part of multi-year contribution
$500,000+

Morgan Family Foundation

$100,000 up to $499,999

Anonymous through Silicon Valley Community Foundation*

First 5 Fresno County*

Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation*

Lemala Fund*

Sunlight Giving*

Younger Family Fund

$50,000 up to $99,999

Central Valley Community Foundation*

City of San Jose

Destination: Home*

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Santa Clara County – Department of Probation

Stanford University

​$25,000 up to $49,999

Anonymous

Barbara Jones Memorial Fund*

Barnet Segal Charitable Trust

Bella Vista Foundation

Callison Foundation

The Campbell Foundation*

Erik E. and Edith H. Bergstrom Foundation

Judy Koch

Mary Lemmon

Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am*

Lynn and Susan Orr

Quest Foundation

San Jose Mercury News Wish Book

Amy and Brian Smiley

William and Charlene Glikbarg Foundation*

Yellow Chair Foundation

​$10,000 up to $24,999

Applied Materials Foundation

Madonna and Gabriel Bolano

Chandna Foundation

Grousbeck Family Foundation

Handel Sunrise Foundation

Nancy Heinen and Dennis DeBroeck

Gay and Bill Krause

Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation

William Reller

Sand Hill Foundation

Warmenhoven Family Foundation

The YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula Fund, a Donor Advised Fund at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

$5,000 up to $9,999

Alliance for Girls

Apple Inc.

Atkinson Foundation

Cortopassi Family Foundation

Simone and Tench Coxe

Doolittle Fund of the Community Foundation of Monterey County

Donna Dubinsky and Len Shustek

FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County

First Republic Bank

Jack Fu

Eva Grove

Kelly Foundation

TOSA Foundation

Antje and Paul Newhagen

Payne Family Foundation

Teichert Foundation

The Nordson Corporation Foundation

The Sage Foundation

Union Bank Foundation

Grace and Steven Voorhis

Wang – Celio Family Charitable Fund

Linda Williams

$2,500 up to $4,999

Amie Chang

The Arete Charitable Fund

Kim Chortek

Fran Codispoti

Jan Collinson

eBay

Leonard and Shirley Ely Fund

Excite Credit Union

Cathy Foster

Steve and Khaila Ghanayem

Lisa Guerra

Frank Daley

The Paul H. Johanson Fund

Mission City Community Fund

Ellen Moir

Neukermans Family Fund

Deborah and Bob Schueren

Rhonda Stratton

TE Connectivity

John and Callie Turk

Wendy and Harry Whitehouse

$1,000 up to $2,499

Jimi and Ned Barnholt

Chance Family Fund

Anne D and Walter B Clark

Family Donor Advised Fund

Alison Cormack

Liz and Jim Cowie

Brian Croll

DeBusk Family Fund

Kathi Gwynn and Jon Cosby

John and Michelle Hansen

Gary and Cary Hart

Healthier Kids Foundation

Laura Hernandez-Flores

Christy and Chuck Holloway

Susan Hyatt

Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation

Emily and George Jaquette

Martha Kanter

Ken and Susie Ketch

Greg Lawler

Legacy Venture

Amber Lucas

Carol Mayer Marshall and Bob Williams

Bill and Ella McGaughey

Carol Mills and John Eichhorn

Lynn Mitchell

Natividad Medical Foundation

Neidig Family Gift Fund

Mai Nguyen

Shawn O’Connor

Joan and George Parker

Jim and Alma Phillips

Quicken

Amanda Renteria

Jeffrey Robertson and Jenny Bailey

Becka Ross

Phil and Dayle Ross

Madeline and Isaac Stein Family Fund

Synopsys Inc.

Linda and Rod Verhulp

Jeanne and Leo Ware

Wareham Family Charitable Trust

Sharon and Daniel Winnike

Mara and Russ Yarp

Caroline Zlotnick

$500 – $999

Julie Almquist

Stu Berman and June Bower

Lois Bridges

Marge Chisholm

Angie Cisneros

Christine Clark and Vince O’Hara

William Conger

Barbara and Chris Creed

Lynn and James Gibbons

Daniel Gonzales

Leslee and Carl Guardino

Larry and Un-Chu Harada

History Club of Los Gatos

HomeLight Inc.

Intuit

Heidi Jacobsen

Karin Kelley

Don and Myra Kelley

Heather Kirkpatrick

Alana Kramer

Leavy Family Foundation

Paulina Lin

Carol MacCorkle

Lore McGovern

Jan and Steve Miles

Deb Nankivell

Alicia and Merrill Newman

Qualcomm

Diana Reyes

Carolyn Rogers

Suzanne Shaw

State Farm

Robin Testa

Holly Ward

Michaelin and Dave Watts

Gary Whizin and Alicia Garcia

Nancy and Robert Williams

Allene Zanger and Rob Williams

$250 up to $499

Adobe

Karin Basilio

Hon. Franklin Bondonno

Scott and Lara Caldwell

Alex Caram

Cisco Foundation

Bonnie Crater

Delta Kappa Gamma IV

Jen DiBrienza and Jesse Dorogusker

Carrie DuBois

Wynne Dubovoy

Pat Einfalt

Victor and Melanie Espino

James Gable

Amy and David Harrington

Stephanie Hewitt

Jeanne Labozetta

Hon. Patricia Lucas

Ellen and Jim Lussier

Meri Maben

Catherine Mathews

Karen and George McCown

Sandra and Dan Miley

Elaine O’Gorman

Sylvia Pagan

Nirmala Patni

PG&E

Kay Philips

Randall and Cynthia Pond

Linda Raggi

Peter Raisbeck

Sherri Sager

John Sanchez

Marielena Scanlon

Erika Schillinger

Carolyn Tucher

Yael Valek

Jenna Wachtel and Robert Pronovost

Beatrice Yu

$200 up to $249

Sue Adler-Bressler and Dave Bressler

AmazonSmile

Jim Anderson

Ceri Bartone

Yvonne Blockie

Patricia Brodkey

Deborah Brown

Susan Carey

Gina Cassinelli

Patricia Chiapellone

J & D Chien

Diane and Steve Ciesinski

Sarah Clark

Jennifer Coakley

Pattie Cortese

John Daly

Bob and Mary Dodge

Sara Ellman

Nancy and Tom Fiene

Michelle Flaherty

Antonia Franco

Janet Fulga

Maria Geenen

Aditi Goel

Google

Helen Grays-Jones

Joan Hamilton

Marilynn Handelman

Lena Hanson

Adele Hayutin

John Heald

Arielle Hendel

Carl Hirsch

John Hogan

Betty Howell and Jerry Anderson

Jeanne Huey

Nao and Maki Itoi

Jody Kelley-Wypych and Joseph Wypych

Adele Kellman

Linda Kittle

Matri Lamb

Lauren Leonard and Patrick Lau

Kate Levin

LinkedIn

Leslie Lutz

Kim Maialetti

Steve Martinez

Ellen Meinelt

John and Sara Mendoza

Cathie Nelson

R. Antonio Nivera

Donna Norton

Sunny Ochoa

Okta

Karin Olson

Chiara Padilla

Thomas and Shelley Pavela

Victoria Pearce

Cheryl Pincus

Loretta Rietsema

Stefanie Rionda

Deborah and Jerome Rotter

Hazel Roxas

Selena Salazar

Ruth Saldivar and Pia Chamberlain

Rachel Samoff

Niki Singleton

Colleen Stobbe

Elsan Tang

Graciela Trejo

Christy Utter

Danielle Valenzuela-Rodriguez

George Villa

Annabelle Walker

Nate Whizin

Joanne Yablonsky

Up to $99

Maybelle Alcantara

Anina Alstine

Krystal Alvarado

Eneida Alvarez

Laura Andrade

Steph Anie

Mimi Appel

Eric Arzaga

Richmond Atayan

Leida Aycott

Kat and Darin Barfuss

Dara Barlin

Wendy Baron

Alyssia Berkowitz

Gabriela Borja

Irene Brannelly

Twila Bravo

Stephanie Brown

Clifford Brown

Caprice Cartier Silveira

Ari Chessen

Megan Chettle

Elena Cohen and Steve Ritz

Carolyn and Curt Coleman

Kadra Corona

Alejandra Corona-Mora

Aleah Cox

Brandy Cruz

Jessica Druxman

Didi Engel

Gloria Espino

Facebook

Jane Farias and Silvia Blas

Rosa Isela Felix

Daeanna Fernandez

Sandra and Peter Flores

Aimee Flores

Lisa Flynn

Alan Furth and Katie MacGregor

Alyssa Garcia

Maria Garcia

Tia Garcia

Linda Gebroe

Raymond Gee

Janet Gless

Alison Gold

Jerica Gomez

Allante’ Grays

Gretchen Gregersen

Lynette Guastaferro

Cari Guzman

Eric Guzman

Justine Haymes

Diana and Christopher Heinrich

Gail Heinrich

Cindy Ho

Douglas Hoffman

Hungry Bear

Mike Ie

Mel Issa

Jennifer Kane

Lila Kaplan

Jaime Kemmer Woods

Katy Kenyon-Abel

Branessa Kunitz

Mark Lewis

Annie Lim

Ed Martinez

Roberta Martinez

Carol Mason

Aideed Medina

Pauline and Eric Millar

James Mitchell

Christina Montenegro

Leticia Montes

Patsy Montgomery

Lydia Moore

Carrol Moran

Sally and Bob Myles

Khanh Nguyen

Emma Oberlander

Melly Perez

Steven Prudhume

Yesenia Ramos

Marylou Reyna-Quitevis

Lisa Richardson

Suzanne Riley

Sadie Rodriguez

Chantell Rodriguez

Laura Rosenzweig

Socorro Santillan

Kimberly Savage

Ronna Schulkin

Gina Silva-Santillan

Julia Solis

Fabiola Tafolla

Bereket Tesfay

Khao Thao

Leslie Tremaine

Christina Valenzuela

Sarah Villa

Israel Villa

Jessika Vongsackda

Patty Wipfler

Sandra Yniguez

Seth Young

Olga Zhuravel

Traci Zuberier

In-Kind Partners

Bring Me a Book Foundation

Help a Mother Out

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Sobrato Family Foundation

In-Kind Donors

Jerry and Greta Frantz

Javier Guerrero

Diana and Christopher Heinrich

History Club of Los Gatos

Jenny Maehara

Ellen Meinelt

Melinda and Glen Morrison

PR Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Phil and Dayle Ross

Letticia Settle

Natalie Ventimiglia

Jenne Wachtel and Robert Pronovost

Marci Weisblatt Gordon

Michelle Zeiler

Ways To Give

You Can Empower Young Families

Join the caring donors who invest in the lives of young mothers and their children to create thriving futures.

One-time Donation

Your donation will empower young mothers and their children.

Monthly Donation

Your monthly donation helps us with steady support to make a difference.

Check or Donor Advised Fund

Mail checks to Shine Together, 508 Valley Way Milpitas, CA 95035 or make a recommendation to your Donor Advised Fund

Wire Transfer or Stock

Please contact us to make a wire transfer or gift of stock.

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Employer Matching

Request a match from your employer, they often will even without a formal match program. Contact us for more information.

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