Pillars and People

Speak of the Campaign for Santa Clara and we should note the pillars on which we build: the notions of Opening Doors, Educating the Whole Person, and Innovating for the World. This $1 billion undertaking for the University is something tremendous. But what is truly marvelous: the people who animate and sustain this place, and the programs that touch lives near and far.

So who are the people who make the campaign a success? Of course it’s you—whether you’re one of 100,000+ Bronco alumni or a proud parent, a friend and benefactor, a student or a staff member, or one of the teaching scholars so central to this whole educational endeavor.

Helping lead the way on the Campaign for Santa Clara are four members of the Santa Clara family who want to build on the great accomplishments of years past and shape new opportunities for generations to come.

Jeffrey A. Miller ’73, MBA ’76 and Karen Miller know it’s important to ask big questions when you’re asking folks to join
you in a mission like this.

Jeff, who is president of business consulting firm JAMM Ventures, asks, “Who could combine the cornerstones of Silicon Valley—innovation and entrepreneurship—with the Jesuit values of service to humanity to help alleviate poverty and fight climate change? Only Santa Clara.”

John A. Sobrato ’60 and Susan Sobrato have been wed for more than 58 years. John is a real estate executive, the founder and principal of the Sobrato Organization, and he and Sue have been partners in the family’s philanthropic endeavors.

They have also been a part of Santa Clara for more than half a century.

“The Jesuits believe in educating the whole person,” John says. “It is crystal clear that the world needs these unique Santa Clara–educated alumni more than ever.”

You can join them at campaign.scu.edu.

post-image Campaign Chairs: On the left, Jeffrey A. Miller ’73, MBA ’76 and Karen Miller. On the right, John A. Sobrato ’60 and Susan Sobrato. / Image by Chad Riley
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