Community Involvement:
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Venables Bell & Partners is a San Francisco based advertising agency working with some of the most innovative and spirited brands in the world, including Audi, PlayStation, Reebok, Chipotle, 3M and Westin Hotels.

The agency’s work has garnered top honors including the Titanium Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2016 for its REI #OptOutside effort, and a spot on 2017’s Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. The agency’s culture is everything to VB&P, and is built on core values of honesty, fearlessness and independence. Its independence allows VB&P to do things on its own terms, to partner with clients that it truly believes in, evolve and grow its disciplines and services in ways that deliver against its clients’ changing needs. VB&P invests heavily in its employees, and pursues passion projects that aim to make a positive impact on the local Bay Area community.

One such passion project is VB&P’s recent work with Venetia Valley K-8 School. The school’s Principal Juan Rodriguez and his staff were familiar with VB&P’s involvement in creating and leading the successful SchoolsRule program in Marin County, and invited Paul Venables and his team to visit the school last year. That first meeting was awe-inspiring to the VB&P team as they witnessed first-hand Venetia Valley’s tenacious pursuit to enable its community of underprivileged children overcome stereotypes and related obstacles and achieve their dreams - regardless of the students’ race, native language or socioeconomic status.

Beyond its noble mission, VB&P was impressed by the school’s out of the box thinking and unique approach in leveraging the pre-existing structure of the public education system to achieve its goals. Venetia Valley’s "I Can" philosophy aims to provide individualized focus on each student’s own definition of success, and couples this with carefully selected staff members willing to go the extra mile with their guidance and mentorship of each student. The school also offers a Family Center where family and community members are invited to join in aspects of each student's education.

Venetia Valley has proved to be a shining example of what’s possible to radically improve a suffering public school system, and VB&P harnessed its “I Can” philosophy and approach when creating the 10-step program entitled How to Completely Transform a Public School, and a website - The public can learn more about Venetia Valley’s unique approach, download adjoining materials such as flash cards, and donate to support the school’s efforts.

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We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about the school and how their philosophy is lifting our neighbors towards successful futures. Karp Capital Management is proud to support the foundation and provide support to those who wish to donate as well. We’ve opened an account for this amazing foundation to accept gifts of highly-appreciated securities from their donors. Please call our office if you’d like to support the school and we can help you make a gift to help lift our neighbors and our community.

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