The annual event gathers business leaders, Scouting alumni, and influential community members to showcase the success of Scouting and raise funds for local programs.
"Coach Singletary's support made our event a strong success. More than 16,000 coed youth will greatly benefit from the dollars raised today" said Art Williams, CEO of Air Systems and Chairman of the Santa Clara County Council, BSA. "Hearing the significant impact Scouting had on his life was moving and inspirational", Art said.
Sharing stories of Summer Camp and of being a Scout in urban Houston, Singletary thanked Scouting for instilling values of courage and truth. "One day, when I am unable to speak as strongly, and unable to stand for those who can't, who will speak for me? Who will stand for me, and not be afraid, although outnumbered - if there is only one voice in the room, who will stand, and say "I disagree, this is the right way". That one voice WILL BE A SCOUT", Singletary said.
In its second year, the Friends of Scouting Community Breakfast raised more than $75,000 for local Scouting. "The funds raised today will enable us to continue to provide the values of Scouting to our community, and expand outreach to economically disadvantaged neighborhoods" said Jason Stein, CEO of the local
The Community Breakfast is structured to reach business and community leaders who currently are not Scouting supporters, and invite previous years' attendees to renew financial contributions. The inaugural year raised $51,000 from 225 new supporters, which grew to more than 400 supporters and more than $75,000 raised in 2010.
The success of the event is thanks to the support of the San Francisco 49ers and our volunteer Table Hosts. Our table hosts, in order they were recruited, are:
Coyote Creek District: Patricia Cuadros, Stan Kawamata, Marc Albin, Pat Waite, and Kevin Therault
Pioneer District: SJ REI, Jeff Hare, Doug Gips, Grant McCauley, Anton Morec/Santa Clara Rotary, Bobby McKee, Doug Carlen, Kevin Swanson, San Jose City Council Member Pete Constant
Outreach District: Steve Guerrero, Officer Bill Davis, Cecil Lawson, Greg Larson
Polaris District: Bob Wedig, Larry Grace, Les Schrieber, Marie Bernard, James Liu, Beck, Ross, Bismonte and Finley, LLP, Chad Walsh
Quicksilver District: Gary Sowards, Julie Frambach-Buchanan, Ben Sowards, Capt. Jim Blank, Stephen Coates
We are grateful for Table Hosts who pre-sponsored a full table of 10:
Through more than 400 partnerships with Chartering Organizations and 4000 adult volunteers, the Santa Clara County Council, BSA serves 16,000 local youth with innovative in-school character education programs for boys and girls and traditional Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and coed Venturing programs.