Digital NEST Watsonville, Modesto, Stockton, Gilroy, Salinas

Thank you to all of our incredible donors for your support last year!

Thank you to all of our incredible donors for your support last year! Your generosity has helped us plant and nurture seeds of change, creating opportunities for youth and their families in our communities.

With your help, we’ve fostered new abilities, career possibilities, and lifetime change. At the NEST, we value inclusivity, compassion, and multicultural understanding, ensuring everyone feels welcome and valued. Together, we’re building a brighter future, and your support makes it all possible.

Thank you for being part of the JOURNEY!

Jacob Martinez - Digital NEST - Founder and CEO

Jacob Martinez
Digital NEST Founder and CEO

Donors and Supporters – 2023

1440 Foundation
1st Capital Bank
Abbott Laboratories – EGC
Adobe
WG Aguilera
Hugo Alameda De Estrada
Angela Alejandro
All Stars Helping Kids
JoAnn and Dick Allen
Edward Altenberg
German Alvarez
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation
Kelly Anderson
Apple
Kathy Arola
Jacob Ayon*
Peter Badenhuizen
John Baek
Judy Woods and Auhin Bagchee
Lalit Balchandani
Donna Baldini
Blanca Baltazar-Sabbah*
Bank of America Foundation
Patricia Barahona
Jane and Peter Barr Fund
Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
Anni and Scott Bennion
Danny Bernstein
Letty and Lane Bess
Linda Bixby
Marie Blankley
Lisa Bloom
Marc Blumberg
Jason Book
Alice Bourget
Gareth Bowles
Anna Boyd
Patrice Boyle
Ana Frias-Bravo and Lupe Bravo
Bridgespan Group
Bright Horizon Fund
Gloria Brown Brooks
Judy Brose
Hilary Bryant
Denise Buecheler
Elizabeth and George Bunch
Susan Burke
Jordan Burroughs
Larry Cady
Kristen Calcatera
Marilyn Calciano
California State University, Monterey Bay
California Workforce Development Board
Nick Calubaquib
Nancy and Hugh Calvin
Jennifer Canning
Randy Carlon
Jennifer and Calvin Carr
Dan Carrillo
Denise Carter
Daniela Castro-Alvarez
Karen Catlin*
Jennifer Chang
Nisha Chaudry
Chavez Family Foundation
Cheshire Rio Property Management Corp.
Chevron
Nona Childress
Kenny Chung
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citibank
City of Modesto
Deanna Cochener
Bill Codiga
Rebecca and Bud Colligan
Comcast NBCUniversal
Community Foundation for Monterey County
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Community Vision Capital
Concrete Rose Foundation
Alexander Connelly
Sheila Coonerty
Freny Cooper
Chris Copley
Adreana Cornejo*
County of Santa Cruz Workforce Development Board
Creating Healthier Communities
The Stephen and Susan Crimi Family Fund
Kathy Cytron
Jennifer Dacquisto*
Robert Darrow
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Eve and Mark Davidson
Lana Martinez Davis
Susan Davis-Ali
Douglas Ross Deaver
John Deere
Sandra Del Rio
Sona and Steven Dennis
Anita Diaz
Javier Diaz
Daryl Dichek
Mary O Dixon
Michael Dobler
Ken Doctor
Jay Donato
The Donors’ Fund
The Tom and Nancy Driscoll Farmworker Fund
Driscoll’s
David Duty
John Eaton
Scott Edelstein
Keith Eggleton
Penny Ellis
Elena Espana
David Evans
Lauren Fann
Jim Felich
Ramiro Felix*
Nicholas Felker
Lowry Fenton
Lauren Fernandez
Beth and John Fensterwald
Tess Fitzgerald
Maribell Flores
Elizabeth Fonseca
Antonia Franco*
Judy and Rocky Franich
Cindy Frank
Yaron Friedman
John Gallagher
Emily Galt
Allison Garcia
Rebecca Garcia
Raul Garcia
Raul P Garcia Jr
Dionne Gayle
Thomas Gelder
Gemma Fund
Felicia and Chris George
Girl Friday Productions
Maria Gitin Torres and Samuel Gitin
Glass Half Full Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropies
Global PR
Joe Gonzales*
Laura Gonzalez
Manuel T González
Colleen Good
Good Street Inc
Maureen McCarty and Peter Goodman
Jennifer Rego

Google, Inc.
Joyce Gorham
Deborah Grant *
E Griffin-Ortiz*
Rose Guarino
Mary M Guerrero
Brent Haddad
Elizabeth Hannah
Harden Foundation
Amy Harrington
Chloe Harris
Tom Hart
Johanna Hartmann
Hartnell College
Marcia and Mas** Hashimoto
Peter Hauge
Cynthia Chase and Howard Heevner
Janet Heien
Claire Henry
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation
Allen Hillery
Jacqueline Hinchey
Hispanic Federation
Erin Hoffman
Richard Hofstetter
John Hogan
Christopher Hogarth
Grant Hogarth
Donna Haraway and Rusten Hogness
Amy Howard
Suz Howells
Lowell and Wendy Hurst
Maricela Hurtado
Robert Hylton
Infosys Foundation USA
The James Irvine Foundation
Stephanie Jacobs
Lisandro Jimenez*
Brayton Johnson
Elaine Johnson
Kathryn Johnson
Nathan Jones
Dana H Jones
Todd Jonker
Joseph Juarez
K&D Landscaping
Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fund
Richard Kamrath
Beth and Guy Kawasaki
Rich and Gina Kelley Fund
Susan Kelley
Timothy Kemerer
Ann Kern
Sheryl Kern-Jones
Trisha and Brandon Kett
Erin Kirchhoff
Joanne Kisling
Tom Knott
Manu Koenig
Mary Ann Koory
Lorri Koster
Julie Kratz
Elizabeth Kreh*
Krishnan Shah Family Foundation
KSBW TV
Sanjeev Kumar
Jean Kuwamoto
Julie Lambert
Cynthia Larive
Laura Larson
Elizabeth Lass
Latino Community Foundation
Latino Education Advancement Foundation
Latino Family Fund de Gilroy
Angie Lavendar
Sue Lawson
Andrew Le
MaryAnn Leffel
Pam and Giff Lehman
David Lemon
Jordin Letusick
Esther Levandoski
Gail Levine
Emily Buchbinder and Jeremy Lezin
Laura Lienk
Cosme Lobato-Dondiego*
Mark Logsdon
Mary Yui and Jeffrey Longmate
Lookout Santa Cruz
Brian Lockwood
Elsa Lopez
Jason Lopez
Becky Lynn
Harriet Maglin
Cathy Manshel
Kathy and Frank Martinez
Joanne Sanchez and Jacob Martinez*
Erin and Bryan Martinez
Maribel Martinez
Monique Martinez
Yvette Martinez
Blake McCallister
Linda Werner and Charles McDowell
Rebecca McDill
Meadow Fund
Anne and Peter Meehan
Barbara Meister
Donna Mekis
Joy Mendenhall
Bobby Meneses
Marcia Meyer
Vera Michalchik
Microsoft
Greg Miller
Tom Minnich
Marcia Kadanoff and Richard Mironov Charitable Fund
Dorali Mitre
Monterey County Business Council
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monica Morales
Debra Alexander and Al Morgan
Laura Morrison
Nishan Moutafian
Cecilia Muniz
Marcela Muniz
Robert Murata
N&R Family Giving Fund
Peggy Nagae
Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
Netflix
Eric Nehrlich
Cynthia Nelson
Matt Nethercutt
Tony Nethercutt*-The Nethercutt Fund
Jeremy Neuner
Amy Newell
Jennifer Nguyen
The Nicholson Family Foundation
NIKE
Andrew Noble
Lance Nottle
Linda O’Brien
Maureen O’Brien
Maria O’Hollearn
Marta Olds
Ross Oliver
Olson Family Foundation
Meredith Orr
Chelsea Oruche
Donna Paisley
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Hali Croner and Eugene Palmer
Earleen L. Overend and Wayne R. Palmer

Matthew Payne
Paystand Inc
Mary Pereira
Rebecca Peters
Sophia Petroutsas
Amy Pezzoni
PG&E
Anna Picard
Liz and Marty Picco
Patricia Becker and Don Piexoto
Sandra Pineda
Mary Pommerich
Porges Family Foundation
Gunde & Ernie Posey Family Foundation
Jennifer Powell
Donna Pray
Tammy Pressman
Jeffrey Priebe
Dean Prikazsky
Dan Pulcrano
The Purohit Family Charitable Fund
Marcia Quackenbush
Groundspeak Quint
Pankaj Rajan
Nanda Ramachandran
Joseph Ramirez
David Ramos
Nona Ramos-Martin
Julie Rapacki
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Katherine and Bill Rauch
Katy Castagna and Gary Ray
Miles & Rosanne Reiter Family Foundation
Joanna Renteria
Paola Renteria
Salena Richards
Michael Riepe
Guadalupe Rivas
Bruce Roberson*
Ken Roberts
Diane M Robey
Jennifer Robohm
Georgia Rocha
Annabelle Rodriguez
Russell Rodriguez
Jenna Rodriguez
Annabelle Rodriguez
Esther and Richard Rojas
Ophelia and Richard Rojas
Raquel Romano
Rosas Family Fund
Margaret Rosas
Linda Rosser
Mary Rudd
Nancy and John Ruiz
S. Martinelli & Company
Gloria and Kenji Saisho
Delia Saldana
Jennifer Salinas
Salinas Rotary Downtown Club
Victoria Sanchez De Alba
Sand Hill Angels Charitable Fund
Sheldon Sandbekkhaug
Joseph Sandoval
Santa Cruz County Bank
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
SAP
Anne Sauve
Rose Filicetti and Neal Savage
Diana Schilling
Dorian Seamster
Mark Segal
Spencer Shanson
Aditi Sheth
Julia and Vaughn Short
Kris Sidman-Gale and Jacob Sidman
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Johnny Simmons
Nina and Sibley Simon
Sarina Simon
Roger Smith
Scott Smith*
Suzanne Smith
Andie and John Matthew Sobrato
Sobrato Family Foundation
Social Harmony
Estefania Solis*
Mary South
Consuelo Alba and John Speyer
Natalie Sprosty
Patia Stephens
Robert Stephens
Scott Strand
Charles Strelitz
Virginia and Richard Strock
Michelle Strout
Paula Suzuki
Renaux Swancutt
Gretchen Swecker
Keri and Roger Swenson
Austin Swift
Maureen and Cy Tabari
Tané Tachyon
Talmadge Construction
Maureen Tapiz
Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.
Clare and Bruce Taylor
Team4Tech
Julie Thiebaut
Tara Thomas
Valerie Thomas*
Derek Timm
Leigh Toldi
Tim Torgenrud
Alfonso Torres
Deborah Tracy-Proulx
Shirley A Trevino
Scott Trugman
Kathleen Tuite
Alexander Turinske
Mark Turner
United Way of Santa Cruz County
United Way of the Bay Area
University of California, Santa Cruz
US Bank
Craig Vachon
Natalie Valencia
Martín Vargas-Vega*
Valentina Velasquez
Rubén Darío Villa*
Vistra Energy
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Lynn Wagner
Martha Seaver and Scott Walecka
Brandon Walters
Meris Walton
Nancy and Thomas Welsh
Westly Foundation
Yvonne Wilson
Jon Winston
Melanie Kett Wirtanen
Mark David Wise
Kelly Wolf
Kristen Wolff
Susan Wolfe
Melanie Wong
Theresa Lerma Wren
Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop
Bonnie and Rei Yoshinobu
Nicole Young
Charlotte Zelle
Zeta Epsilon Chapter
Marion Zion
Maria Zuniga

* Board members and Staff members
**Deceased
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