The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation

What We Do

The Foundation has made donations to the following organizations in Phil's name:

o The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

  • The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter serves more than 4.5 million people in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano counties. The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
  • The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter recognized Phil as one of their 2014 Act of Courage heroes.

o Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton, CA

  • Valley Humane Society (VHS) creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. VHS rescues and rehabilitates companion animals, champions responsible caretaking, shares pets' soothing affections with people in need of comfort, and supports and preserves existing pet-guardian relationships.
  • A wall tile will be erected at VHS in Phil's memory.

o Baseball Buddies of San Jose, CA

  • This foundation wants to make baseball buddies in countries like Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and just about anywhere in this world who loves baseball. The foundation gathers used and unwanted cleats, gloves, bats, baseballs, and other equipment and ships them to less fortunate children.

The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation is now focused on fundraising for the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), specifically to support trail building in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. EBRPD is a system of beautiful public parks and trails throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay. The Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is a 5,271-acre park overlooking Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley to the east.

In 2009, the EBRPD acquired 1,476 acres from the former Tyler Ranch as an expansion to the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. The acreage extends 3.5 miles along the Sunol Ridge and provides sweeping vistas of the South Bay and East Bay. The EBRPD has completed a land use plan for this new acreage and in 2014 began trail development work. To support this project, including converting old ranch roads into multi-use trails, The Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation is striving to raise $122,000 for EBRPD.