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News - October 20, 2006

Philanthropy past meets philanthropy future

A thousand people honor Palo Altan Leonard Ely for decades of 'giving back to the community' and meet the new leader of a major philanthropic merger

by Jay Thorwaldson

Longtime Palo Alto Leonard Ely choked up briefly Wednesday when he accepted a major award from the Community Foundation Silicon Valley, an organization he shepherded from a small local philanthropy to one of the leading organizations in the nation.

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