Thank you for making our Annual Benefit Breakfast: Move It Forward a very special gathering! It was inspiring to welcome so many of our supporters, and to make new friends for LifeMoves! Thanks to your generous response and thanks to The Sobrato Family Foundation which provided a Matching Fund for Breakfast contributions, we were able to meet our fundraising goal!
If you were unable to attend the Breakfast on Thursday, October 5 but still would like to participate and leverage the Matching Fund, please click here:
Because of the support of community members like you, working together with LifeMoves, we will be able to continue to build on our financial strength to create better programs and provide better services to our clients. Local support is critical in the face of an unprecedented housing crisis which challenges us to continue to innovate.
Last year, LifeMoves provided 244,000 shelter nights for clients and half of those clients were children. As you know, our mission is to return homeless families and individuals to stable housing and self-sufficiency. 93% of families and 72% of single adults who completed a LifeMoves transitional housing program successfully returned to stable housing.
Thank you for supporting the clients served by LifeMoves throughout the year, and especially through special events and programs like the Move It Forward Benefit Breakfast and our upcoming Holiday Giving and Volunteering programs:
Thank you for making it possible for LifeMoves to continue to innovate; to build and to offer even stronger leadership in the year ahead to help the people we serve put an end to their homelessness.
Bruce Ives, CEO
LifeMoves is dedicated to providing interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families, individuals and veterans to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency.
In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the cost of living is nearly 50% higher than the national average. Many of our neighbors earning minimum wage live on the brink of homelessness.Learn More
LifeMoves programs combat homelessness today—and tomorrow—by teaching comprehensive life skills that help our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency, and effectively break the cycle of homelessness.Learn More
“I found the courage to grow and change for myself and my daughter. We’re ready to take on any challenge that comes our way.”
The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!
Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.
J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance’s book.
Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and helped coordinate the university’s bipartisan voter education drive in 2008. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School, where he worked at Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, providing free legal counsel to veterans of our nation’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Vance earned his law degree in 2013.
After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. He serves as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. As an investor, Vance has taken a special interest in the biotechnology industry and other transformative sectors of the economy.
In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.
He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, newborn son, and two dogs, where he works on his nonprofit and investment activities.