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Packard Award Honorees

About the award

The David Packard Award is presented annually by Joint Venture to a person or persons who bring an entrepreneurial, cross-boundary, problem-solving approach to our region’s challenges. The recipients embody the spirit of David Packard, Silicon Valley’s legendary pioneer who set the highest standard for civic engagement.

What is a civic entrepreneur?

Civic entrepreneurs are people of passion and commitment who:

  • think expansively about the region and act on a keen sense of civic responsibility;
  • are based in one sector but work outside of their conventional boundaries, bridging sectors to tackle important problems;
  • bring a spirit of innovation–and a roll-up-the-sleeves approach–to complex challenges.

Previous David Packard Award honorees:

About Joint Venture

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.

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