Supervisor Cindy Chavez is the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, representing more than a half million people in East, Central and South San Jose. When the coronavirus crisis first hit our region, Supervisor Chavez jumped right into action by negotiating testing sites, ramping up testing and getting numbers out to the public.
In this episode, SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor speaks with Supervisor Cindy Chavez about the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis in this region, and how the progress of many cross-sector partnerships is responding to these needs and preparing for the future of these communities. Supervisor Chavez is working relentlessly with Santa Clara County’s health care system and hospitals to equip front line medical workers with protective gear and raise money for more ventilators for patients. Along with other Silicon Valley leaders, Supervisor Chavez helped launch Silicon Valley Strong, a regional movement in response to the pandemic.
In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.
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