“The House That You Built” — A Special Thank You Event

Carolands Chateau
Hillsborough, CA

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Leadership Council San Mateo County hosted a special event to thank their community for their many contributions. Guests included Leadership Council SMC board and advisory council members, Leadership CORPS speakers and members of the Class of 2022, community and city partners, sponsors, and donors.

The evening’s theme, “The House That You Built,” highlighted the audience of supporters as the “foundation,” showcasing both the majesty of the great Carolands Chateau and the Council’s work to build a structure that is welcoming, inclusive, and enduring, filled with bright tapestry that is reflective of the community of San Mateo County.

Guests strolled the elegant rooms, learned the details of Leadership Council SMC programs, enjoyed delicious food and beverages provided by vendors associated with the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, chatted with old friends and made new ones. They went on tours led by Carolands docents and heard from Leadership CORPS class members Antonio López, East Palo Alto Councilmember, and Tim Russell, Program Director for the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Antonio awed the audience with his passion and poetry.

Special Thanks To Those Who Contributed To “The House That You Built”

Franklin Templeton, Jenny Johnson, CEO of Franklin Templeton, and Tiffany Hong, SVP Chief Administrative Officer

Mavie Mendelson, Executive Director, Carolands Foundation, and docents Paul Price and Tom Larsen

Lighthouse Public Affairs, Richard Hackmann, Partner

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Tim Russell, Program Director and Leadership CORPS Class of 2022, and the small business vendors providing hospitality

  • Blue Oak Brewing Company
  • La More Artisan Latin Kitchen
  • Mi ZacaTecas Mexican Food
  • Rustic Postres
  • Yo Soy Ceviche

PixelMakers, Jack Tang, President, and Michael Shin, Principal Designer

“The House That You Built” Organizing Team

  • Nirmala Bandrapalli, , President, Commission on the Status of Women, San Mateo County
  • Marie Chuang, Councilmember, Town of Hillsborough
  • Dr. Joseph Ibe, Chiropractor, True Health Centers
  • Jason Ting, Wealth Management Advisor, Ting & Associates at Merrill Lynch

Antonio Lopez, Stanford PHD student, District Representative for State Senator Josh Becker, Councilmember for the City of East Palo Alto, and Leadership CORPS Class of 2022.

Leadership CORPS and Emerging Leaders Advisory Council members who shared our program with our guests:

Leadership CORPS members of the Class of 2022

  • Anthony Au-Yeung, Financial Controller, Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association
  • Aisha Baro, Executive Director, LifeScience Cares Bay Area
  • Daisy Li, CEO and Co-Founder, Moonstar Charitable Organization
  • James Moore, City Librarian, City of San Mateo

Emerging Leaders Council Members

  • Mandy Brown, Senior Management Analyst, Town of Hillsborough
  • Caleb Chen, Client Relationship Coordinator, Moonstar Kitchen
  • Alex Golding, Lead Case Manager, San Mateo County Pride Center
  • Larisa Ocañada, Marketing Operations Manager, SAMCEDA
  • Lena Silberman, Legislative Aide, Supervisor Horsley’s Office

Our Founding Board of Directors and Advisory Council – we wouldn’t be where we are without your support and guidance.