May 15, 2012 – Synopsys Chairman and CEO Aart de Geus received the 2012 Service Leadership Award at City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley’s annual gala, Starry Starry Night, on May 2, 2012. This year’s event celebrated City Year’s 18 years of spirit, idealism and service to the Silicon Valley community. Synopsys and City Year have proudly partnered for more than a decade to help underserved local students and schools. Aart received the award for his commitment and leadership in Silicon Valley and around the world. He was honored to accept the award on behalf of Synopsys.
With more than 400 Bay area leaders attending the gala, City Year raised more than $145,000, which will help them continue the critical work they perform in schools in the Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, California.
By helping students learn, we give them the power to teach as well. At the Starry Starry Night 2012 gala, the students were definitely doing the teaching.