The Friends of Human Relations of Santa Clara County is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 by Jim McEntee.  (The Jim McEntee Legacy Committee is now completely incorporated into The Friends of Human Relations.)  The mission of  Friends today is to continue Jim’s vision and spirit in the community.  The Friends board currently oversees the Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project, raises funds for the McEntee Legacy College Scholarship Awards, and serves as the fiscal agent for the County’s Office of Human Relations and the Institute for Nonviolence.

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2016 Scholarship Fundraiser

Ann McEntee and the Friends of Human Relations were joined by supporters on April 16, 2016 at our fifth annual Jim McEntee Scholarship Fundraiser and Celebration. Guests enjoyed authentic Persian appetizers and desserts provided by Malek's Catering, San Jose and exciting live music from the Brian Ho Jazz Trio. Keynote speaker was the Hon. Jim Beall, CA State Senator and a tireless community champion. In addition, a highlight of every year's event is previewing the very best of contemporary Latino art. and MACLA's 18th Annual Actuion was on display in the gallery. Click here for an event program. Click here for event photos.

We are very grateful to the outstanding community leaders who are generous donors and who served on the Honorary Committee for this year’s event: Carmen & Alcario Castellano, Hon. Cindy Chavez, Hon. Kansen Chu, Judge La Doris Cordell (Ret.), Hon. Dave Cortese & Hon. Pattie Cortese, Adam & Laura Escoto, Mary Ellen & Michael Fox, Carol Garvey, Bishop Patrick McGrath, Steve Preminger, Wiggsy Sivertsen & Hon. Susie Wilson.


2016 Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to our generous donors, in 2016 we were able to award $30,000 to fifteen students. Recipients included seven students who have just transferred to a four year university to complete their undergraduate studies and eight previous McEntee scholarship recipients who are entering their senior year. Click here for additional information about our 2016 scholarship recipients.

2016 Scholarship Recipients


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The Friends of Human Relations/Jim McEntee Legacy Committee projects rely on generous support from the community. Please make a donation by clicking on the link below for a donation form that can be completed and mailed in with a check. Thank you for your support!

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