Thank you to the businesses and organizations that helped make the 54th Annual Celebrate Campbell a huge success.
You can help support the Foundation Scholarship Program by bidding on an auction item or making a monetary donation.
This year, we will once again be holding a modified Celebrate Campbell. Honorees will receive their awards in-person and the event will be live-streamed on the Campbell Chamber and Foundation websites.
For most of its 54-year history, Celebrate Campbell has been a formal evening Fundraising Gala held each March and attracting over 250 attendees to share in celebrating the community and acknowledging Campbell’s outstanding individuals and businesses.
Celebrate Campbell honors the previous year’s Citizen-of-the-Year and Business-of-the-Year, as well as our Ambassador and Volunteer-of-the-Year. Many local service organization volunteers are also recognized at this very special event. The Campbell Mayor, City Council, civil servants, community leaders, local politicians and more are in attendance.
This event is designed to give credit to those who dedicate their time and donate their services for the betterment of our community. The Chamber has been honoring our community’s silent heroes for over 50 years! The Gala also serves as a fundraising event for the Campbell Community Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Mathnasium of Campbell-Los Gatos is a specialized math only Learning Center where students can go year-round to boost their math skills.
Kobad Bugwadia owns Mathnasium locations in Campbell, Los Gatos, and Mountain View. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. While in graduate school, he was a Teaching Assistant (TA) as well as an Instructor in the Electrical Engineering and Mathematics Departments, and he was twice recipient of the "TA of the Year" Award. He has had a distinguished career in the high tech industry for over 11 years at startups and large corporations, including technical and managerial positions at Intel. He holds one European and three U.S. patents.
In September 2009, he opened his first Mathnasium Learning Center in Campbell. Kobad went on to open his second Mathnasium center in 2012 in Mountain View. Combined, they serve a over 550 students from across the Bay Area. Both locations have won several awards locally as well as nationally across the Mathnasium franchise, with the Campbell-Los Gatos center having been recognized as the fastest growing center in the United States in 2012.
Mathnasium has been honored as the ‘Best of the Best’ in Silicon Valley as voted by the readers of Bay Area Parent Magazine, five years running. Kobad believes that Mathematics is an important part of building a strong foundation for problem solving and success in various careers and fields for our future generation. Making learning fun and exciting without being a burden is something he strives to inspire in all his students. In Mathnasium, he has found a way to realize his passion for teaching while helping kids visualize the concepts and develop a love for Mathematics.
Ana Spear retired in 2019 after a 28-year career with the Campbell Police Department in the Bureau of Field Operations. She continues to serve CPD as a member of the Reserves.
Ana was born in Seville, Spain and moved to the United States when she was nine years old when her family settled in south San Jose. Ana earned her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Special Education from San Jose State University.
Throughout her career and now in retirement, Ana gives generously of her time to many community organizations and events. She is viewed by many as an “unsung hero” who chooses to do much of her work behind the scenes and out of the limelight.
Ana remains actively involved in the organization and leadership of the Campbell Community Toy Program, the Bunnies & Bonnets Parade, Creepy Crawley, Night to Shine, and Carol of Lights events, to name a few. Her support of the Campbell Chamber, the Downtown Campbell Business Association and the Rotary Community Corps is exemplary and her desire to help those in need serves as a model for others to follow.
Ana has a daughter, Giana, who loves to travel and visit new places. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2018.Ana’s two favorite volunteer opportunities are the Campbell Toy Program which provides toys for children in need in the Campbell Union School District and fostering neonatal kittens for Mini Cat Town, a rescue shelter that partners with the City of San Jose Animal Care Center.
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