The Awards Event
More information about the 2022 event coming soon!
Our Keynote Speakers for 2022
Chief Philanthropy Officer at
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Shobana Gubbi started her career in the for-profit world, putting her UC Berkeley engineering degree to work as a project manager, software engineer and product manager for several Bay Area tech companies before answering the call to serve her community—first as executive director of the Los Altos Education Foundation, and then as a major gift officer at American Red Cross.
“It’s a privilege to step into this role during this pivotal time for Second Harvest. As we emerge from the pandemic continuing to serve 60% more people than we did prior to COVID, I’ll be working closely with our team to recalibrate a new fundraising baseline that ensures we can continue our mission to provide food to anyone who needs it,” said Gubbi. “I’m excited to continue strengthening our relationships with donors and deepening our engagement in the community, especially as we welcome back corporate and community groups in our volunteer efforts.”
Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation and a trusted nonprofit leader in ending local hunger. The organization distributes nutritious groceries through a network of more than 300 partners at drive-thru and walk-up sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Due to the prohibitively expensive cost of living in Silicon Valley and the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest is now serving an average of 450,000 people every month. Second Harvest also connects people to federal nutrition programs and other food resources, and advocates for anti-hunger policies on the local, state and national levels. To learn more about how Second Harvest is responding to the incredible amount of need in Silicon Valley, visit shfb.org.