Gracias a la Vida

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On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff, and Promotores, we cordially invite you to join us at our Gracias A La Vida celebration, which also happens to fall on Somos’ 20th Anniversary! At this year’s event, we will give you an update on our campaign and our continued commitment to:

  • Increase access to quality early learning,
  • Advance student equity, and
  • Strengthen the economic opportunities of community workers.

Join us for a night full of festivities as we highlight our successes and the assets of our community.


2017 Sponsors

WeatherTech ($20,000)

PG&E ($10,000)

Health Trust ($5,000)

HouseKeys ($5,000)

Scott Foundation ($5,000)

Texas Instruments ($5,000)

Equity One Real Estate ($3,000)

Castellano Family Foundation ($2,500)

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County ($2,500)

Michelle Cale ($2,500)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District ($2,500)

Stanford Children’s Health ($2,500)

♦ Want to be a sponsor, take a look at our Sponsorship Packet 2017 and contract Brenda Andrade at

2017 Table Captains

  • Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, Executive Director of Somos Mayfair
  • Cynthia Llanes
  • David Ling, Board Member of Somos Mayfair
  • Guisselle Nuñez, Event Committee Member
  • Jessica Paz-Cedillos, Director of Development at Somos Mayfair
  • Joshua Russell, Event Committee Member
  • Kathy Ericksen, Director of Operations & Finance at Somos Mayfair
  • Leslie Rodriguez
  • Leticia Martinez
  • Norma Alvarez, Board Member of Somos Mayfair & Event Committee Chair
  • Cayce Hill & Victor Vasquez, OTV Leadership Group
  • Patrick Soricone, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Somos Mayfair
  • Quency Phillips, Board Member at Somos Mayfair & Event Committee Chair
  • Ritu Goswamy, Board Member at Somos Mayfair
  • Roberto Robledo
  • Rocio Luna & Walter Wilson , Board Member at Somos Mayfair & Member of the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet
  • Mark Wilson, SV2 Member
  • Tali Levy, Board Member at Somos Mayfair
  • Tamara Alvarado
  • Dan Sawislak, Resources for Community Development

Want to be a Table Captain, take a look at our Table Captain Packet and contact Jessica Paz-Cedillos at