We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals, groups, and corporations who have contributed to the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship and the Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association.

In addition, many  Special Award Sponsors (corporations and professional societies) have provided awards for the students at the fair.


Major Sponsors

(Donate $75,000 or more annually)



(donate $10,000 or more annually)


Pat Castro, in memory of Pete Castro


(donate $2,500 – $9,999 annually)













Inez M. Lechner Trust Fund


(donate $1,000 – $2,499 annually)


Xilinx Community Fund


2 Anonymous Families

Anonymous, on behalf of Jose Santos

Peter and Carrie Castro

Karen Gundy-Burlet and Marcel Burlet

Intel Volunteer Grant Program**

Maxim and Sylvia Jovanovich

Kawanami Family, in memory of Bruce Kawanami

Katy and Dave Korsmeyer

John and Natalie Kunkel

Marks Family

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Trimble Navigation, Ltd

Kerry Veenstra



(donate up to $999 annually)

Amazon Smile Foundation
Ananthanarayan, Shuba
Anderson, June
Apple, Inc.**
Baranoff, Liat, and Jeremy A. Burns

Benevity Community Impact Fund
Bhetanabhotla, Padmasri & Murthy
Black, Heidi & Corky
Brodbeck, Rose Mary
Burbach, Vanessa

Burrell, Ann, in memory of Bruce Kawanami
Central Cash & Carry*
Chen, Dong, and Jin Cheng
Cheng, Wen, and Shu Jin
Chui, Jenny

Cisco JustGive**
Cisco Systems, Inc.**
Councilmember Chappie Jones, District 1, City of San Jose
Councilmember Donald Rocha, District 9, City of San Jose
Councilmember Raul Perez, District 8, City of San Jose

Councilmember Sergio Jimenez, District 2, City of San Jose
Crosby, Frank & Ruth
Dilip, Kanchan
Dixit, Sunil
Doyle-Jones, Vicki

Friends of Ruth Waters
Gildea, Cathy, and Ann McDowell, in memory of Terry Gildea
Gildea, Marilyn
Google, Inc.**
Google Donations for Doers**

Henrik, Fred, and Susan Chen
IBM Volunteer Outreach Council
In Honor of Ruth Waters
In Memory of Ujji Srinivasan
In Memory of Linda Hanson

Intel Corporation*
Iskarous, Moenes, and Nevine Elmasry
Jain, Veena & Sunil
Johnson, Lynnea E.
Kalcic, Carole

Kannappan, Karthikeyan, and Swarna Muruganand
Karni, Julie & Ben
Kim, Hee Jung
Krishner, Sergey & Julia
Lange, Susan & Art
Laughton, Craig, and Ruth Waters

Lee, Francis & Anita
Li, Zhengyu
Liebschutz, Lynn
Lopatin Family Fund
Makower, Jordan & Esther
Meditch, Sandra

Mignosa, Ken, and Tammy McCrory
Movva, Prasad, and Leela Yalamanchili
Nair, Reggie & Lekha
Oldham-Fritts, Susan
Orr, David & Sally

Pandrangi, Phani & Bharathi
Pankhaniya, Manisha
Pine Press*
Prasad, Sonia
Raman, Sudha

Rathinam, Jags
Reeber, Larke, and Jack Fendell
Revanur, Nagendra and Sundari
Ross, James

Santa Clara County Office of Education*
Sanyal, Ruma
Shah, Rupali & Sunil
Shannon, Lynn, and Ed Weiser
Shi, Ning

Sikdar, Dipak Kumar
Slavic Anglo American School
Sloan, Ruth
So, Lydia, and Cho Ng
Synopsys, Inc., and the Synopsys Foundation**
Turner, John & Ann

Venkatraman, Sankar
Williams, Forrest & Dorothy
Yellenberg, Sandra & Steve
Zarrin, Simon & Teresa
Zhang, Hong, and Jianlin Yu

2 Anonymous donors

*Gifts in kind
**Matching gifts