2012 Medici Medallion Citizen of the Year
Marge Valente has been a tireless volunteer for non-profits in Santa Clara County for the last 30 years. Some of the organizations she has served are Hope Rehabilitation Services, Catala Club of Santa Clara University, Italian American Heritage Foundation, where she was President in 1989 and 2006, and chaired the Italian Family Festa for five years, and many more. She is a past member of the County of Santa Clara, CA, USA/Province of Florence Sister County Commission.
Marge Valente is a true native of San Jose, where she has lived with her husband of 70 years, John Valente. Marge’s professional career spanned 40 years, covering secretarial, administrative and financial management positions, culminating with 25 years at IBM Corporation.
Following her “retirement,” Marge has put her corporate experience and skills to good use, volunteering tirelessly for non-profits in Santa Clara County for the past three decades.
Marge has been the “reservation queen” of over 200 events and a phenomenal volunteer. The County of Santa Clara Province of Florence Sister County Commission has been very fortunate to have Marge as a former commissioner, a treasurer, and a volunteer extraordinaire.