In Honor of Barbara & Robert Violante
Barbara and Robert Violante were long time residents of Palo Alto. Dr. Violante was a student at Stanford University in the 1960's and returned to Palo Alto to raise his children here while working as a physician in San Jose. Barbara Saign grew up in Burlingame and joined Dr. Violante in Palo Alto after they were married. They also raised their children in Palo Alto. Dr. and Mrs. Violante both valued education. Mrs. Violante worked as a registered nurse, returned to college and received a bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley. They were an integral part of the local community. They both enjoyed living in Palo Alto until they passed away. Mrs. Violante passed away in 2003 and Dr. Violante passed away in 2020. Their children would like to dedicate this fund to honor their memories and to remember that they were adventurous, generous, and optimists. They believed in the potential of every human being. They would have loved to meet the our Rise Together Education scholars, give them encouragement and watch their dreams of graduating from college come true.