The Campbell Chamber Community Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of its Scholarship Fund to support graduating Seniors from the Campbell Union High School District.
The first scholarships, offered in 2022, were presented in the names of two outstanding women who were both icons in the Campbell community – Betty Deal and Sally Howe – as well as a past three-time Mayor of Campbell, Mike Kotowski.
Selection criteria, as well as the amounts of the scholarships, are still being developed. The intention is to eventually endow the scholarships so that they can be presented in recognition of these three outstanding individuals in perpetuity.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Scholarship Fund can make a donation by clicking on this link: Click Here to Make a Donation to the Scholarship Fund. Checks, made payable to the Campbell Chamber Community Foundation, can also be mailed to 267 E. Campbell Ave., Suite C, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, please call 408.378.6252.
Betty Deal was a pioneering powerhouse in the Campbell Community who possessed a true zest for life. After leaving her high-tech career in 1994, she became the Executive Director for the Campbell Chamber of Commerce and ran the Chamber for almost two decades.
Betty was active on various community boards including the Heritage Theater, the Campbell Historical Museum, and Country Women’s Club. Betty had an undying love for NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt Jr. In 2008, Betty was Citizen of the Year, also being recognized by the City of Campbell and the County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy as one of ten Women of Distinction. Betty retired in 2013 but remained an Ambassador and received an honorary lifetime membership.
Known throughout Campbell as The Real Deal, Betty loved her country, her community, the Chamber and all of those with whom she made friends along the way.
One of Campbell’s trailblazers, Sally Howe was a force to be reckoned with. Feisty, spirited, enthusiastic and always on the go, Sally tirelessly gave of her time and talents, spearheading Carol of Lights for many years as well as volunteering at Chamber festivals.
She bred, showed and won multiple awards for her Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Sally was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, especially music and local theatre. In 1990, Sally was honored as Campbell’s Citizen of the Year and in 2003, she became the owner and editor of the Campbell Express. She had contributed to the newspaper for many years, so it was a natural fit for her to become its proprietor, which she managed until her passing in 2015.
Sally was an active member of numerous organizations including the Campbell Chamber of Commerce, Country Woman’s Club of Campbell (CWCC), and Golden Gate Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fanciers (GGPWCF).
Mike Kotowski's impact on the City of Campbell will be felt for generations to come. Mike was first elected to the City Council in 1983 where he served for 10 years. He has also served as the Mayor of Campbell three different times – in 1985, 1990 and again in 2011.
He is a past President of the Campbell Chamber of Commerce and was its “Citizen of the Year” in 1982. Mike was also a founding Board Member of the Campbell Historical Museum and the Campbell Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.
Mike has a BA and MFA in Art and Design from San Jose State University and holds a Community College Credential and taught Art at West Valley and Mission Colleges. His works can be seen around the valley and have been featured in the Orchard Supply Calendar. He has several of his works in the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
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