BizWorld Foundation Awards Dinner to Honor Visa Chairman and CEO Joseph Saunders and Sutter Hill Ventures Managing Director James Gaither

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The BizWorld Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship, business and money management to children, today announced that it will host its inaugural fundraising Awards Dinner. The Awards Dinner will support business education in the classroom. The BizWorld Foundation will honor Joseph Saunders, Chairman and CEO of Visa, Inc., for innovation in education, as well as James Gaither, Managing Director of Sutter Hill Ventures, for corporate excellence. In attendance will be the Bay Area’s leading CEOs and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, to support funding for future BizWorld programs.

"It is with great humility and respect that we honor Joseph Saunders and James Gaither, both truly accomplished business leaders, educators and philanthropists,” said Harry Gould, Chairman, of The BizWorld Foundation

“If the business of America is business, then The BizWorld Foundation is the future of our country,” said Michael McCaffery, the Awards Dinner Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of Makena Capital Management, “Future generations of students taking the helm of businesses will be well equipped for leadership roles after experiencing these comprehensive skill-building programs.”

Other BizWorld executives like Tim Draper, Founder and Chair Emeritus of The BizWorld Foundation and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson as well as Mr. Harry Gould, Chairman of The BizWorld Foundation and SVP of Worldwide Alliances at Informatica will be on hand.

“It is with great humility and respect that we honor Joseph Saunders and James Gaither, both truly accomplished business leaders, educators and philanthropists,” said Harry Gould, Chairman, of The BizWorld Foundation. “In particular, these awards are given to recipients not only as a mark of outstanding personal and business achievement, but also to people who have committed to improving the lives of a future generation, our children. Their dedication to the fields of education and entrepreneurship highly qualifies them for these awards.”

The honorees on the night have both made exemplary contributions to the world of education and philanthropy:

·    Innovation in Education Award. Joseph Saunders’ commitment to improving education, promoting entrepreneurship, and financial education is both impressive and inspiring. He understands that teaching innovative curricula to children results in better citizenship with the free and open exchange of ideas. As a successful corporate leader he has influenced his resources to advocate for positive educational reform, and is a most valuable member in the field of education excellence.

·    Corporate Excellence Award. James Gaither’s business acumen and focus on corporate excellence and inspires others. He has shown an exceptional commitment to improving the quality of life for all through exemplary corporate citizenship and philanthropy. He is internationally regarded as one of the most dynamic and innovative businessmen of his generation, an important corporate leader of the highest caliber, and a valued public servant.

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The proceeds from the dinner, being held on Wednesday, February 23rd at the San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel, will benefit The BizWorld Foundation. Tickets for the dinner are $500 and table sponsorships range between $10,000 and $25,000. To register or sponsor a table, please visit http://www.bizworld.org

About The BizWorld Foundation:
The BizWorld Foundation’s mission is to challenge and engage children across the cultural and economic spectrum through experiential learning programs that teach the basics of business, entrepreneurship, and money management and promote teamwork and leadership in the classroom. The BizWorld Foundation is a not for profit organization, located in San Francisco, CA. Visit http://www.bizworld.org for more information.

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