Joyce Taylor Eagle Award 2019 Recipient is Nicholas Ngai

Categories: 2019, Newsletter

The Joyce Taylor Eagle Award and scholarship was presented to Nicholas Ngai at The First Tee of Silicon Valley 2019 Invitational Fundraiser on Sunday, July 21st at CordeValle in San Martin, CA. Nicholas was selected based on his good character, academic achievement and life-skill level. In his speech to the Invitational attendees he stressed that his favorite core value was integrity which has shaped the young man he has become.  The purpose of the award is to provide a graduate the financial hope of attending college. It has been made possible by a very generous 9-year grant by PG&E several years ago. Thank you to all our Invitational supporters that help fund our programs: Altria, PhRMA, AERA, Noteware & Rosa Government Relations, Chevron, Borrego Health, SDGE, Sempra Energy, SAGA Foundation, Intuit, CDA, Niemela – Pappas & Associations, Anheuser Busch and Bill Powar.

Nicholas has been a participant of The First Tee of Silicon Valley since 2011 and has completed all 4 projects at the Ace Level.  He is a graduate of Valley Christian High School and will attend UC Berkeley in the Fall to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Nicholas was a dedicated Administrative Volunteer, PwC Financial Literacy Attendee, and SAP Career Day Attendee.

Joyce Taylor (1957–2010) was a woman known for her intelligence, warmth, and elegance. She graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, OK, with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Joyce became a highly successful and respected business woman and community leader with a long career in telecommunications. In 1997, she was promoted to Regional President, Bay Area, and then Senior Vice President, External Affairs-Northern California, AT&T, where she oversaw legislative, governmental and external affairs activities in Northern California. Joyce worked extensively with Bay Area business and community-based organizations. Her support of the Eagles at Rancho del Pueblo junior golf program was instrumental to its growth and success. In 2005, the program became The First Tee of Silicon Valley to develop the character of youth through golf throughout Santa Clara County. Joyce’s support helped to build a solid program that has reached over 66,000 youth from 2005 to 2019.

Past Recipients

2011 — Melissa Vicencio

2012 — Ryan Ramboyong

2013 — Richard Espinoza

2014 — Isabelle Castro

2015 — Thai Hoang

2016 — Graciela Lacy

2017 — Juan Herrera

2018 — Isabel Suizo

2019 — Nicholas Ngai