Donor Stories

Nancy Ross Scammell’s family legacy is one steeped in military history and a love of books. Nancy’s great grandfather designed the USS Olympia and, after settling in San Mateo, was the founding trustee for the San Mateo Public Library. Learn more >>

In 1946, Bill and Leila Cilker bought their first apricot and prune orchard on Blossom Hill Road from one of Bill's uncles. In the years since, they've seen a lot of changes in the Valley of Heart's Delight. Learn more >>

Memories of childhood trips to the family beach house in Pajaro Dunes will live on for a lifetime for Milt and Nellie Jo Iverson's four children Ann, Bruce, Kristine, and Steve. But the house has provided much more than memories of family vacations. Learn more >>

John A. Sobrato, founder of Sobrato Development Companies, has always had two passions in life: building structures and building community. Learn more >>