Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Legends of California – Benefit Cocktail Reception 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 
Legends of California – Benefit Cocktail Reception  6:00 PM

Join the California Historical Society
in honoring the 2011 Legends of California
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 • 6:00 PM
The St. Regis San Francisco -125 Third Street, San Francisco, California

Celebrating California’s Legendary Spirit of Innovation The Traitorous Eight – Founders of Silicon Valley

2011 Legends of California Honorees
Julius Blank* Jay Last*
Victor Grinich Gordon Moore*
Jean Hoerni Robert Noyce
Eugene Kleiner Sheldon Roberts**
*Attending
**Represented by son, Dave Roberts

Elegant Reception in Sculpture Room Followed by a Presentation in Gallery. Entertainment: Alex Conde Carrasco, flamenco jazz piano.


In 1957, eight brilliant men on the San Francisco Peninsula left the employment of Nobel Laureate William Shockley to found Fairchild Semiconductor. Over the next three decades, individually and together, they went on to found dozens of other companies, including Intel, Teledyne and Kleiner Perkins, to name a few. Their efforts spawned new industries, invented a global economy, and revolutionized the way that we live and work. In name they were Julius Blank, Gordon Moore, Jay Last, Sheldon Roberts, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, and Robert Noyce. In legend, they became known as The Traitorous Eight.

Join us in honoring these Legends of California and supporting the work of the California Historical Society. First presented to legendary California musician and humanitarian Carlos Santana in 2009, Legends of California honors those people who have envisioned, inspired, and forged the future of California, the nation, and the world. This year, we honor the Traitorous Eight, those singular visionaries who together first birthed and then nurtured the legendary technologies, new industries, dynamic economic engine, and spirited entrepreneurial culture that is now known as Silicon Valley—another California Legend.

Buy Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets 

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Angela Carrier 415-357-1848 x 215 
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