2013 Reaching for the Stars Breakfast benefitting Sky’s the Limit Fund.
The event was hosted by NBC Bay Area News Anchor Raj Mathai
with Guest Speaker former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones.
Thank you to all the stars who helped Sky’s the Limit Fund raise over $100,000!!!!
Photos courtesy of Eileen Howard Photography
Los Altos, California – November 7, 2013 – Sky’s The Limit Fund raised over $100,000 yesterday at its annual Reaching for the Stars breakfast benefit. Held at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, California. Approximately 200 attendees heard moving stories from two wilderness therapy program graduates and the parent of a Sky’s The Limit Fund grant recipient, in addition to comments from inspirational guest speaker and former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones.
“I was a young man with no direction until someone reached out to me and talked about my potential,” said Jones.
“Taking kids and families that are in a place of hopelessness and giving them hope, now that is a powerful organization.
Something special, that is making an impact, is happening here this morning.”
Hosted by NBC Bay Area evening news anchor Raj Mathai, this annual event honors community members for their support of Sky’s The Limit Fund and the local community through their commitment to changing the lives of young people. This year’s Reaching for the Stars Award recipient was Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.) who served as a Superior Court Judge in Santa Clara County. For more than 30 years, Judge Edwards dedicated his professional life to working in the court system to improve outcomes for children and families. In 2004, Judge Edwards was awarded the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the only juvenile court judge ever to receive that award.
For the first time, the Shining Star Award was giving to honor Patti and Michael Klayko in recognition of their social conscience and humanitarian efforts. The Klaykos have served as mentors for Sky’s The Limit Fund since the organizations inception, in addition to their generous donations of time and money to help build a brighter and better future for young people and families in crisis.
In his closing remarks, Mathai commented, “it is a privilege and pleasure to have been a part of this event today, raising funds to help people, like those we heard speak, have the financial resources to turnaround their lives, their families and their communities.”
Previous Reaching for the Stars Award Recipients
2012: Hinda Weber
2010: Ed Morlan
About Sky’s The Limit Fund
Sky’s the Limit Fund is a non-profit organization committed to helping families in crisis respond to the struggles of their adolescent children and young adults. Its mission is to transform the lives of at-risk youth by providing grants, support, and hope through wilderness therapy programs and beyond.
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