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Our Mission

The mission of the San Jose Police Foundation is to enhance quality of life, promote public safety and strengthen police - community relations by providing critical support and resources to the San Jose Police Department. The Foundation raises funds to invest in projects, programs, equipment and initiatives that are not covered in the city’s annual budget.

At the San Jose Police Foundation, we believe that the success of our police department is central to the health of our community. Safety on our streets and in our neighborhoods is good for residents and for our economy. That is why we are striving to build strong ties between community members and the police officers that protect them.

Join us today in supporting San Jose’s finest. 

 
 
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"One of the most rewarding things about being a police officer is having the opportunity to connect with the community and get to know the residents I am protecting. The San Jose Police Foundation plays a critical role in helping officers build bridges, engage with community, and be a police department we can all be proud of."

— Officer Steven Aponte, SJPD

 
 

What the SJPF does not fund...

1. Salaries & benefits for Police Department officers and employees.

2. Weapons and ammunition.

3. Requests that typically fall under the responsibility of the City to fund that are essential to maintain the performance of those serving in the Police Department.

4. Requests that circumvent City or Department policy.

5. Activities or projects related to religious organizations for religious purposes.

6. Political activities or projects, including lobbying, advocacy work, ballot measures, or political candidates.

7. Other nonprofit organizations or programs without a direct, official tie to the Police Department.


SJPF Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of passionate community leaders that volunteer their time and have made a commitment to support our San Jose Police Officers get the funding they need to be more effective in their job.

 

Leadership Team

Chair
Donald Rocha, San Jose City Councilmember (District 9)

President
Rob Fisher, President of Partner & U.S. Technology M&A Services Leader, PwC

Vice President
Karolyn Kirchgesler, CEO, Team San Jose

Secretary
David Lake, Valley Fair Store Manager, Apple

Treasurer
Bill del Biaggio, Managing Director, California Bank of Commerce

 

Members

Anthony Ortega, President, Securetech Fence Systems

Ben Angileri, Angileri & Associates (retired)

Duc Quach, Cofounder, Liquid Equity Partners

Guido van Drunen, Principal of Forensic Investigation Practice, KPMG

Jim Fussell, Director of Global Safety & Security, Synopsys

Sean O'Kane, Marketing Director of Cadence Design Systems

Lieutenant Todd Trayer, SJ Police Department Liaison

Sergeant Joaquin Barreto, SJ Police Officer's Association Liaison

 

Staff

Kate Levin, Executive Director

 
 "Proud of our 911 Angels taking part in the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer, and raising nearly 50K for this great cause!! Also a big shout out to SJPD officers and CSO'S who have volunteered their time to help keep the course safe! Very proud of this organization."

"Proud of our 911 Angels taking part in the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer, and raising nearly 50K for this great cause!! Also a big shout out to SJPD officers and CSO'S who have volunteered their time to help keep the course safe! Very proud of this organization."