Silvanus Foundation

Founder Announces Major Success at 4th Tribute To Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert & Forum

Record Turnout Raises Over $31,000 for Scholarships and Wildfire Relief

Mountain View, CA — September 24, 2023 — The 4th Tribute To Fallen Heroes (TTFH) Benefit Concert and Forum, hosted by the Silvanus Foundation, witnessed a remarkable achievement as Founder Nathan Liu proudly declared the event's resounding success. Held at the scenic Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) in Mountain View on the evening4of September 23, 2023, the event garnered widespread acclaim.

With an impressive turnout of 200 attendees, the event raised a total of $31,106.14. These funds will be directed towards supporting scholarships for the children of deceased California Firefighters and contributing to the Maui Wildfire Relief fund.

The evening featured two distinguished guest speakers and a mesmerizing display of talent. Ms. Danielle Harvey, AVP of the Alumni Association at USC, delivered an impactful address, skillfully weaving together historical context, community insights, and personal inspiration, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

A fireside chat between Nathan Liu and Ms. Meena Ghaziasgar, Executive Director of Development at Case Western Reserve University, sparked a meaningful discussion on collaboration and the enduring spirit of alumni engagement in philanthropic endeavors.

The event reached its crescendo with a symphony of gifted young musicians, dancers, and impassioned panelists who illuminated the extraordinary talent within the community. Master Cellist Mrs. Jennifer Chou's captivating performance left an indelible mark on all in attendance.

The overwhelmingly positive feedback received after the event underscores its significance. The Silvanus Foundation extends its heartfelt appreciation to all guests, performers, donors, and the audience for their unwavering support for courageous firefighters and their families. Your generous contributions are making a substantial difference in their lives.

Don't miss the opportunity to relive the highlights of this remarkable evening by watching the program video, and stay tuned for the upcoming release of the full event video. The Silvanus Foundation looks forward to continued collaboration and support in its mission to honor our fallen heroes.

TTFH IV video

This video showcases Nathan Liu's leadership in guiding the Silvanus Foundation's impactful four-year journey and paying tribute to our fallen heroes.

Opening Speech-Nathan Liu

Nathan Liu, Founder of Silvanus Foundation, in his opening speech, seamlessly blended inspiration with humor, captivating the audience with his vision for a brighter future and his unwavering commitment to change.

Keynote Speech-Danielle Harvey, AVP of USC Alumni Relations 

Danielle Harvey, the Associate VP of Alumni Relations from USC, took the stage as the keynote speaker, leaving the audience inspired and motivated to make a difference in their communities. Her words echoed the event's mission of unity and service.

Fireside Chat-Meena Ghaziasgar, Executive Director of Development at CWRU, and Nathan

Nathan hosted a fireside chat with Meena Ghazasgar, the Executive Director from Case Western Reserve University. Their engaging conversation delved into the transformative power of youth volunteering and alumni engagement in philanthropic endeavors.

California Fire Foundation-Rick Martinez, Executive Director

Rick Martinez, Executive Director of the California Fire Foundation, highlighted the valuable partnership with Nathan Liu during a recent address. In his remarks, Martinez expressed his appreciation for Nathan's outstanding contributions over the past three years, during which he successfully raised $55,000 to fund a total of 14 scholarships. Martinez underscored the significance of this partnership and the vital support it has received from the local community.

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