George & Donna Burdick Business Award
Recipient of George & Donna Burdick Business Award

The Holder Family is the 2017 Recipient

Jack and Anne Holder arrived in The Valley of Hearts Delight on July 4, 1957 settling in the city of Santa Clara and raising a family of six boys and one girl. On December 29 of the same year they opened Uncle Johns Pancake House on the El Camino Real in Santa Clara across from the civic center, which began a legacy of family restaurants in the south bay and remarkably today are celebrating 60 years in the valley.

From their beginning, the Holder Family has been active in their community and they continue to give to local schools, churches, service groups, youth sports leagues, and many other charitable organizations and personally remain active in the community being involved with local service organizations.

Amongst their charities, the Santa Clara Police Department introduced Tip-A-Cop to the family restaurants, where law enforcement personnel serve as celebrity waiters and their tips are donated to Special Olympics. Since its inception, hundreds of thousand of dollars have been raised for our special athletes from the family restaurants.

Continuing their parents legacy, the seven children; Jacqueline, Frank, John, Richard, Danny, Michael and Robert run the eight family restaurants in the south bay including Holders Country Inns, Uncle Johns Pancake House, Westside Grill, Mission City Grill and Jack Holders Restaurant and Bar.

From the Greatest Generation to the Post Millennial it has been their honor and privilege to serve the City of Santa Clara and the south bay community these past 60 years!

The Mission City Community Fund congratulates the Jack Holder Family as the 2017recipient of the George and Donna Burdick Business Award.

George Burdick was a co-founder of the Mission City Community Fund. He also founded Burdick Painting which grew to one of the largest commercial and residential painting companies in the County. George always found time to offer his assistance to the community through clubs, church and volunteer organizations. His reputation was that of a "get it done now the right way" kind of person and was a motto he lived by. The vision and generosity of the Burdick name was a cornerstone in the success of MCCF.

Each year, MCCF now honors a local business which has demonstrated the qualities of community service, philanthropy and constructive contributions to a better way of life for our citizens. This award is presented each year at our annual Dinner Dance, which this year is held at the Santa Clara Convention Center Mission Ballroom. If you would like to nominate a business which reflects the values of service and vision of George Burdick, please download a Nomination Form.


2008 - Richard Rossi (Master Precision Machining)
2009 - Gary Gillmor (Gillmor & Associates Realty)
2010 - Michael Blach (Blach Construction)
2011 - Dave DeLozier (Peterson's Insurance)
2012 - Tony Avelar (Santa Clara Realty)
2013 - Lou Pellegrini (Mission Trail Waste Systems)
2014 - Lou Mariani (Mariani's Inn)
2015 - Ravinder Lal
2016 - The Heintz Family (University Electric)
2017 - The Holder Family


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