Silvanus Foundation

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Silvanus Foundation (Tribute to fallen heroes-TTFH) in SDG

The Silvanus Foundation is dedicated to promoting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and educating communities about their importance in achieving a sustainable future. They began by raising awareness about California wildfire prevention and expanded to address global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate change, and more. The 17 interconnected goals must all be achieved by 2030 to leave no one behind. 

The Foundation's annual Tribute to Fallen Heroes (TTFH) events, including the first online benefit concert in Dec. 2020, the second hybrid charity concert in Dec. 2021 and the third benefit golf tournament and gala & concert in Oct. 2022. The Foundation fundraised for wildfire prevention research and the scholarships of the California decreased firefighters' children, promoted the SDGs and raised public wildfire prevention awareness. 

The Foundation organized "2023 The Earth and Arbor Day Festival" with City of Cupertino in April of 2023, "Sole Support: Outfitting Kids in Need" in June of 2023, and "the 4th annual Tribute to Fallen Heroes (TTFH) Benefit Gala & Conference" in September of 2023 to continue their mission to make the world a better place.


The 2023 Holiday Art Fair took place on December 2nd at the Triton Museum of Art. Natan Liu, the Founder, orchestrated the "Silvanus Foundation Performance," a collaborative effort that brought together local talented youth musicians to support the community. Nathan extended an invitation to Jonathan, a young pianist, to showcase his skills at the Holiday Art Fair—a remarkable event co-hosted by Triton Museum of Art in collaboration with the Silvanus Foundation. The performance was truly exceptional! Congratulations to all the musicians involved and the Triton Museum of Art for hosting such a memorable Silvanus Foundation Performance.


The 4th Tribute To Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert and Forum

Date: September 23, 2023 6:30-9:00pm at CSMA (Community School Music & Art)

The "4th Tribute to Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert and Forum." Set to take place on Saturday, September 23rd, from 6:15 to 8:00 pm PDT at the prestigious Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA, this event stands as a resounding testament to courage and commitment.

Distinguished by the luminous presence of Ms. Danielle Harvey, Associataed Vice President of the Alumni Association at the University of Southern California, this evening transcends the ordinary. Harvey's fervor for community service and her prowess in leadership seamlessly intertwine with the mission of this transformative event. Further adding to the tapestry of inspiration, a poignant address by Mr. Rick Martinez, Executive Director of California Fire Foundation, underscores the enduring impact of unity and support.

A pinnacle of the evening, a fireside chat between Nathan Liu and Ms. Meena Ghaziasgar, Executive Director of Development at Case Western Reserve University, will ignite discourse on the potential inherent in collaboration and the indomitable spirit of alumni engagement in philanthropic frontiers.

Witness the mesmerizing crescendo as a symphony of gifted young musicians, dancers, and impassioned panelists come together, casting light on the luminous talent that courses through our community's veins. The grand crescendo takes form with the captivating artistry of Master Cellist Mrs. Jennifer Chou, leaving indelible impressions.

Our goal for this year was to raise an impressive $25,000. As of October 4, 2023, we have not only met but exceeded our target, reaching a remarkable $31,106.14. This lifeline will be directed towards nurturing scholarships for the children of fallen firefighters in California. As echoes of wildfires reverberate across the island of Maui and the town of Lahaina, heroes and their communities find themselves standing at the crossroads of uncertainty. Amidst this crucible, a portion of the funds raised at the "4th Tribute to Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert and Forum" will go to the Maui Wildfire Relief Fund, administered by the California Fire Foundation. These lifelines shall reach the heart of Lahaina, a poignant testament to the global resonance of compassio


2023 Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Date: April 22, 2023 11am-3pm at Cupertino Library park field (10800 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014)

Nathan, founder of Silvanus Foundation organized Foundation's Earth and Arbor Day Festival and partnered with City of Cupertino to have a Tabling (Booth) # F4 in Cupertino Library Park Field. Our ambassadors and volunteers design the Environmental Game & win the Prize, display Climate Change poster, sell succlent plants and Stone Art project to urge the public action to Love Mother Earth and fundraise for the initial funding of our September's the 4th TTFH BeEnefit Concert. It is a big success to attract hundreds people, educate our community, have a great team work and train our new volunteers.   Here are the photos of our regular youth virtual meeting and Event Day Activities.  Thank you our Ambassadors-Erika, Jonathan & Raeanne, and Volunteers-Christine, Justin, Stanley & Zavier. Without you, this event can't be so great.

Kudo to Erika's "Game Show-Environmental Game & Win the Prize" & Raeanne's "Environmental Poster". Erika, Jonathan, Nathan and Raeanne donate the event prize to support the event. 


2023 Harker Research Symposium deated April 15, 2023. Nathan presents: "Sustainable Lipstick: Using Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Carbon Footprint in the Cosmetics Industry


The 3rd Tribute To Fallen Heroes Charity Gala

Oct. 22, 2022 6:30-9:00 @ Triton Museum of Art

This is Nathan's 3rd Tribute To Fallen Heroes Charity Gala with music. California Fire Foundation recognize Nathan 3 years in a row fundraising for the scholarship of California fallen firefighters' children. Mr. Martinez, Executive Director of California Fire Foundation, mention in his keynote that Nathan's 2020 and 2021 fundraising supported 10 scholarships for Fallen Firefighters's children, They also award Nathan a "Fallen Brother" Statue in recognition of his contribution as Firefighter's Brother.

In the Gala, Nathan perform piano solo to memorize the 82 fallen heroes and remind everyone about the importance of wildfire prevention, also invited several youth musicians in piano and string from Harker School and Harker alumni to have music showcase , several youth from different lower to high schools to have wildfire prevention project-research board and slide show. Specially thanks for the silent auction gift donors, Triton Museum of Art donated two beautiful collections, Saratoga Country Club donated two gift certificate and Joe Galiardi donated one Jack Nicklaus book with signature. Silicon Valley sponsor one piano for the event. Without you, this event can't be so great! (Event Digital Program)


The 3rd TTFH Charity Golf Tournament

Oct 22, 2022 1-5 pm @Los Lagos Golf Tournament

This is the 3rd fundraising event, but it's the 1st time to fundraise by the golf tournament. We have 6 golf teams joined the tournament including Harker Boys Team 1, Harker Boys Team 2, Harker Girls Team 3, Harker Dads team 4, Toyota Team 5 and Toyota Team 6. 


1st prize: $25 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card-Each Player

2nd prize: $15 Krispies Keeme gift card-Each Player

3rd prize: one sleeve of golf ball-Each Player

It is our great honor to receive Toyota Sunnyvale’s Silver Sponsorship.

A very lovely golf tournament with a good cause. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful day and have fun in the golf tournament. (Golf Tournament Digital Program) (Golf Tournament Highlight Video)


The 3rd TTFH Benefit Gala display our Wildfire Prevention K-12 Students' Art Exhibtion to raise wildfire awareness and pay tribute to our heroes. 


2022 Online Climate Change Art Exhibition.  Thanks for  Yumei's Center For Artistic Inspiration.


2022-2023 school year-20th California Firefighters Memorial in SAVE Credit Union Convention Center at 6-8pm on July 30, 2022 in Sacramento, California.  (Photos credit: California Fire Foundation)


2022-2021 School Year-The 2nd annual Triubte To fallen heroes hybrid fundraising concert.

(Concert Program App)

2020-2021 School Year-The 1st Tribute to fallen heroes (TTFH) online charity fundraising concert

Marketing Campaign Video of The 1st Tribute to fallen heroes (TTFH) online charity fundraising concert

2019-2020 School Year: Synopsys Science Championship 1st place (Title: Using AI to Distinguish Human Caused and Natural Fire)

2017-2018 School year: Paradise Fire Fundraising Video














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What are the UNs' SDG?

Sustainable Development Goals

Set forward by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a collection of 17 global goals aimed at improving the planet and the quality of human life around the world by the year 2030.

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