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Season of Thanksgiving

October 22, 2021
Dear Client,

As the Holiday Season approaches, we want to focus on our blessings. We believe that one of our major blessings is you, our client. We are grateful for the trust you have given us to manage your investment assets and guide you in achieving your financial goals. We take that trust seriously, with a degree of pride and with a considerable measure of appreciation.

An essential philosophy we try to live by is “We enrich ourselves by enriching the lives of others.” Thanksgiving is a special time to put this into practice by supporting various charities that help underprivileged children, provide relief to the hungry, medical help for the sick, support services for the elderly, and food and shelter for neglected and abandoned animals. We have always been, and will always be, strong advocates for philanthropy in big and small ways. In partnership with clients, friends, and colleagues, we are committed to being part of a movement that creates change and enriches the lives of others. 

For the past 25 years, we have encouraged clients, friends of clients, and family members to donate to a charity on our list, and then we will match the donation up to $100. Please make your donation no later than December 14th. Regrettably, we cannot honor requests beyond that date.

Last year, selected non-profits received over $25,000, this is an increase from the previous year ($20,000.00). We hope you can help us double that number this year!

Ready to get started? Here are your options:

  • Option 1: Send us a check, made payable to any one charity of your choice from the attached list, in any amount, and we will forward your check on with our matching contribution.
  • Option 2: Make a donation online to a charity on the attached list. Then forward a receipt of your donation to us by email. ( 

Keep in mind that some of you might be able to triple your donation. If your employer offers a corporate matching gift program, make sure you plan ahead so that you can take advantage of that program!

Once again, please accept our thanks for your continued confidence in us and our best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season.

Thank you for your support.

Tracy Lasecke, CFP®                   
Chris Duke, CFP®          
Scott Ponder, MBA, CFP®     
Scott Yang, CPA, CFP®              
Monique Ruiz          
Lisa Ozaki          
Charles Tran

Silicon Valley Wealth Advisors - 2021 Donation List

 Alzheimer's Foundation  Health/Science Research 
 American Cancer Society  Health/Science Research 
 American Diabetes Association  Health/Science Research 
 American Heart Association  Health/Science Research 
 American Red Cross  Disaster Relief 
 Avenidas  Senior Care Resources 
 Bay Area Cancer Connections  Cancer Support Resources 
 Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County  Poverty Assistance  
 Doctors Without Borders  Disaster Relief / Medical 
 Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano  Food Security 
 Global Fund for Women  Gender Equity and Justice
 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital  Children's Health Care 
 San Francisco Marin Food Bank  Food Security 
 Saving Innocence  Anti Human Trafficking 
 Second Harvest Food Bank  Food Security 
 Silicon Valley Pet Project  Animal Welfare 
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  Children's Health Care 
 Susan G. Komen for the Cure  Cancer Research 
 West Valley Community Services  Food, Housing and Support Services