Galvanizing Innovation for

Our Community and All Who Live Here

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits

330 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065

Free Ticket Here

At this free event, join experts and local leaders to address the future of clean transportation and innovation for our climate, our community and all who live here.  Special guest speakers and panelists will discuss the impact of climate on our region; the future of clean transportation; the economic benefits of clean energy and how to DriveForward Electric.

Speaker: Stephen Zoepf

Stephen Zoepf is the Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. He has fifteen years of experience in the automotive field, including eight years in engineering and product management roles at BMW and Ford. He recently served as a Post-Doctoral researcher at MIT and on the technical staff of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.


Speaker: Jan Pepper

Jan has over 30 years of energy and utility experience, with a focus on renewable energy contracting and financing. She formerly worked at Silicon Valley Power, and has founded four energy-related start-ups.


Speaker: Jenny Suckale

Jenny Suckale is an assistant professor of geophysics in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and an affiliated faculty member at the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Woods Institute for the Environment. The motivation behind Suckale’s research is to create knowledge that reduces the risks associated with natural disasters like volcanic eruptions, induced earthquakes, tsunamis and ice-sheet collapse. She develops original computational methods for simulating the nonlinearities that underly abrupt change in many Earth systems. Prior to joining graduate school at MIT and the Harvard Kennedy School, Suckale worked as a scientific consultant for different international organizations aiming to reduce the impact of natural and environmental disasters in vulnerable communities.

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Financial Empowerment for All:
How Do We Make True Progress?


Financial empowerment for all of our community, especially low- to middle-income families struggling to gain a foothold, is a big challenge in today’s society.  A lack of knowledge, training and tools for financial management and planning can impact stability and wellness for members of our community, including teenagers, working families and older adults.

On June 6, 2018, Peninsula Family Service will present the second event in its Thought Leader Series, a dynamic and interactive gathering with the goal of raising awareness of financial empowerment and increasing financial knowledge to all in San Mateo County.

June 6th, 2018 | 9:30 AM
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
1300 S El Camino Real #100, San Mateo, CA 94402

Our keynote speaker is Jose Quiñonez, Mission Asset Fund CEO and 2016 MacArthur Fellow.
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This event is made possible by:Humanitarian Event Co-Sponsor

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The first Age-Friendly Cities Summit was a success.
In the Resources tab below, you will find useful resources to explore at your own pace. We hope that you use this information to continue the conversation about age-friendly environments.
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