Golf Event a Success

Over 120 community members gathered to golf “FORE” foster youth at Child Advocates of Silicon Valley’s O’Leary Golf Classic, renamed in memory of dedicated board member and champion of the golf tournament, Michael O’ Leary. The sold-out event took place on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Los Altos Golf & Country Club and raised over $200,000 to support foster children in Santa Clara County.

Attendees enjoyed a sunny day of golf, contests, drawings and beverages. After a long day of playing for a great cause, guests attended Child Advocates’ first in-person reception since before the pandemic.

During the reception, Marilyn Rogers was honored with the Walter “Skip” Shaw Award for her philanthropic work to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate generosity of spirit and commitment to the community.

The evening concluded with a live auction and fundraiser hosted by a friend of Child Advocates, Liam Mayclem. Through auction bids and donations, Child Advocates surpassed its initial fundraising goal.

Funds generated from the event benefit Child Advocates and our mission in helping foster youth through our CASA Program and ensuring they have the resources they need to thrive.

This event was only made possible by the generosity of our sponsors – especially our Presenting Platinum Sponsor Cisco – attendees, volunteers, auction bidders and donors.  

See you next year for our 2022 O’Leary Golf Classic on Monday, August 29, 2022.

If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring next year’s golf event, please contact our development department at