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MCCF honors Gary Filizetti of Devcon Construction on Nov. 7th

Santa Clara, Calif. - 9/21/2020 - At our first-ever virtual charity event Greater Giving Local Focus on November 7th starting online at 7:00 p.m., Mission City Community Fund will present the 2020 George & Donna Burdick Business Award to Gary Filizetti of Devcon Construction for his enduring commitment to the livelihood of our greater community.

Raised in Santa Clara, Gary Filizetti attended St. Clare School, Santa Clara High School and Santa Clara University and has been an active member of the community since his earliest days. As President and CEO of Devcon Construction, he and Devcon have been consistently ranked the largest contractor in Santa Clara County and they have completed some of Silicon Valley's most notable and innovative structures including Levi's Stadium, home to the NFL 49er's and changing the landscape in north Santa Clara; building Bay Area megaprojects & landmarks like the Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton) Lighthouse, San Jose City Hall, robust data centers, institutions and corporate campuses including the world-class triangular headquarters for NVIDIA Corporation in Santa Clara, dedication to sustainable green buildings, big tech and improvement jobs for the likes of Adobe, Cisco Systems, LinkedIn and Netflix; and proudly providing the design & building of the capital program at Santa Clara University.

"Gary Filizetti is a lifelong Santa Claran with a deep commitment to our community," shared Chris Shay, MCCF Board member. "Mission City Community Fund is proud to recognize Devcon's demonstrated qualities of integrity, honesty, trust and teamwork that Gary brings to customers, partnerships, employees, community relationships and his unique ability to go beyond the call of duty."

Gary is a philanthropist with a continued priority of giving back while growing Devcon, funding numerous nonprofit efforts far and wide including the City of Santa Clara Fireworks, Huey Lewis concert for the community at the 50th Super Bowl, the iconic SCU bronze Bronco statue, the Flame of Liberty Memorial to honor service members, veterans, first responders and local 9/11 heroes, Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School to help break the cycle of poverty with education, and the new Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House to provide a "home away from home" for patients and families receiving critical medical care, making Gary Filizetti and Devcon Construction especially deserving of the 2020 George & Donna Burdick Business Award.

About Mission City Community Fund

Mission City Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in 1986 and has provided over $3 million in local grants focused on Five Areas of Giving: Education, Social Services, Health Care, Theater and the Arts, and the Environment. Masquerade will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 2, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for this memorable evening of music, live & silent auctions, community awards and dinner as a fundraiser to establish grants for local nonprofits.

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