President's Message 


 

 President's Message 


 

Welcome to the Valle Monte League, Inc. website.

 

Valle Monte League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with a membership of over 170 women.  We are dedicated to raising much needed funding for mental health services to help erase the stigma of mental illness and provide support and treatment to those in need. The four local mental health agencies we support are: Family & Children Services, Alzheimer’s Activity Center, Bill Wilson Centre for Living with Dying and Services for Brain Injury.  Since 1950, our cumulative fund raising efforts have exceeded $10,000,000.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

In 2014, Valle Monte was recognized by the City of San Jose with the Spirit of Volunteerism Award at the 2014 State of the City Address.  Then Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio of District 6 nominated Valle Monte League for this prestigious award and stated, “The spirit of volunteerism exhibited by the women of the Valle Monte League serves as a wonderful example of how determined individuals can help build and strengthen our community.”

 

Thanks to the efforts of our 2018 Development Committee, we are hosting a new venture this year, our “What Matters Most” Speaker Series, with our inaugural speaker, Dr. Thomas Plante, speaking about his book, “Do the Right Thing.  Living Ethically in an Unethical World.”

 

On the recommendation of our Charity Review Committee, this year we will be offering an additional grant to a non-profit agency that meets the criteria outlined in our Administrative Grants Guidelines.  The grant application deadline is July 31.

 

Please plan to kick-off the holiday season on Friday, November 30, and on Saturday, December 1, by joining us at the San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton for our premiere event fundraiser, Christmas Tree Elegance.  Our 2018 Christmas Tree Elegance Chair, Corinne Raffanti, and her Co-Chairs are presenting “Christmas Dreams-A Walk Down Memory Lane.”  As always, our tree designers will create fabulous trees adorned with unique and dazzling ornaments, lights and gifts.  Our Production Team will present a spectacular fashion show, and our Auction Team will feature amazing travel and event possibilities as well as beautiful gifts. Bring friends and family and experience a magical memory.

 

With your continuing support, Valle Monte League will continue to be the most recognized and respected all-volunteer, nonprofit contributor to mental health agencies in our community!

 

On behalf of our dedicated members and our charities, I thank you, our long-time and our most recent supporters and attendees.  I look forward to greeting all of you at Christmas Tree Elegance 2018.

 

With warm regards,

 

Joyce Raney

2018 President, Valle Monte League, Inc.

Welcome to the Valle Monte League, Inc. website.   We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of more than 170 women dedicated to raising funds to provide mental health services and to promote better mental health within the community through mental health agencies.  We employ our skills, talents and energies to raise funds for four locall mental health agencies:  Family & Children Services, The Centre for Living with Dying, Alzheimer’s Activity Center and Services for Brain Injury. Over the last 60 years, our cumulative fund raising efforts exceeds $9,500,000.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

In 2014, Valle Monte League was recognized by the City of San Jose with the Spirit of Volunteerism Award at the 2014 State of the City Address.  Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio of the 6th District nominated Valle Monte League for this prestigious award and stated, “The spirit of volunteerism exhibited by the women of the Valle Monte League serves as a wonderful example of how determined individuals can help build and strengthen our community.”

 

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of our premier fundraiser, Christmas Tree Elegance.  Please plan to kick off the Holiday Season on December 1st and join us at our new venue, the Santa Clara Convention Center, as we celebrate with an extravaganza worthy of this 50-year milestone.  As always, our Designers will create fabulous trees adorned with out-of-this-world ornaments, lights and gifts.  Our production team will present a spectacular fashion show, and our silent auction will feature amazing travel and event possibilities and beautiful gifts.  Bring friends and family and experience a magical unveiling of the holiday season.  Your attendance and support of Christmas Tree Elegance will result in a very positive difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues.

 

To receive an invitation to our events or to learn more about Valle Monte League, please join our mailing list or call our hotline at 408.278.8001.

 

With your past and your continuing support, Valle Monte League continues to be the most recognized and respected all volunteer, nonprofit contributor to mental health agencies in our community.  On behalf of our dedicated volunteer members and our Charities who benefit from this support, I thank all our longtime supporters and our newest attendees for helping us in our quest for better mental health for our community.  I look forward to greeting all of you on December 1, 2017, at our 50th Anniversary of Christmas Tree Elegance.

 

Thank you all for your support!

 

Linda Conover

2017 President, Valle Monte League, Inc.