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SARATOGA, CA – The Walden West Foundation announces Vikki Bowes-Mok as their first executive director.
Prior to joining the Walden West Foundation, Bowes-Mok served on several nonprofit boards, including the American Cancer Society, Almaden Country Day School, YWCA, and Happy Hollow Foundation where she serves as president of the board.
In addition to her nonprofit work, Bowes-Mok has built a career as an editor and writer, having previously held positions as editor in chief of Silicon Valley Biz Ink, managing editor of San Jose Business Journal, and special projects editor of the Cincinnati Business Courier. Today, she is a freelance writer and editor.
Bowes-Mok will work with Walden West Foundation’s board of directors to support students through student scholarships and facility improvements. The Foundation was established in 1996 and works to empower children in Santa Clara County to develop a life-long passion for science, engineering and environmental stewardship. The board of directors has seven members and is led by interim president Alexia Krispin.
“I’m excited to work with Alexia and the Walden West Foundation board to support Walden West, which is such a treasure in our community,” says Bowes-Mok. “The importance of protecting our planet and nurturing the next generation of scientists and environmental leaders has never been more important than it is today.”
The Walden West Program has provided hands-on, outdoor school experiences in environmental sciences for more than 70 years. It serves more than 12,000 students during the school year and 2,000 more during the summer at its 35-acre campus in the Saratoga Hills.
In spring of 2020, the Walden West programs had to pivot to online education and socially distanced programs but plans to get back to inspiring the next generation of scientists, environmental leaders and nature lovers on site as soon as possible.
The Walden West Foundation is a 501c3 organization. More information about the Walden West Foundation can be found at http://www.waldenwestfoundation.org/.
Donations can be made by clicking the following link or by making a check out to Walden West Foundation and mail it to: Walden West Foundation, 15555 Sanborn Road Saratoga, CA 95070.
About Walden West Foundation
The Walden West Foundation has been supporting Walden West’s environmental science and stewardship mission, operated by of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, since 1996. The journey continues to transform Walden West’s 35-acre campus from a collection of old and obsolete structures to a state of the art, comprehensive science learning center to benefit all children living in Santa Clara County.