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Sheri Sobrato Brisson comes from a family of philanthropists. The Silicon Valley family started a private foundation, the Sobrato Family Foundation, 20 years ago. But over the years, Sheri and her siblings have also wanted to individually fund initiatives they’re each passionate about.
Sheri said, "I wanted to realize my own philanthropic vision through the creation of a project aimed at supporting the emotional needs of seriously and chronically ill children and their families.
Sheri was inspired by her own 25th anniversary of survivorship from a serious malignant brain tumor. She wanted to get right to work helping children and families, without having to jump through all the hoops of setting up her own foundation, so she turned to SVCF.