Community Champions: Shaun Tai and Golden State Warriors Community Foundation
Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders and Shaun Tai
Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a former American football running back. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). A Pro Bowl invitee in each of his ten NFL seasons and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times and established himself as one of the most elusive runners in pro football with his quickness and agility.
In 2007, he was ranked by NFL Network’s NFL Top 10 series as the most elusive runner in NFL history, and also topped its list of greatest players never to play in a Super Bowl. He is often regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.Wikipedia
Sanders played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team, where, as a junior in 1988 he compiled what is considered one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history, rushing for 2,850 yards and 42 touchdowns in 12 games. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding college player in the nation and was unanimously recognized as an All-American. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Sanders joined the Lions in 1989 and had an immediate impact, winning the NFL’s Rookie of the Year award. Through ten seasons in Detroit, he averaged over 1,500 rushing yards per season and just under 100 rushing yards per game. In 1997, he became the third player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season and was named the NFL Most Valuable Player.
Still seemingly in his prime, Sanders unexpectedly retired from football after the 1998 season, 1,457 yards short of breaking the NFL’s all-time rushing record. His number 20 jersey was retired by the Lions, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and Shaun Tai
On November 8, 2016, Michael Tubbs was elected to serve as the mayor of the City of Stockton, California. Upon taking office in January 2017, Michael Tubbs became both Stockton’s youngest mayor and the city’s first African-American mayor. Michael Tubbs is also the youngest mayor in the history of the country representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents.
Included in Fortune’s 2018 Top “40 under 40,” Forbes’ 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” and The Root’s 100, Tubbs’ leadership, paired with an ambitious agenda, has received national recognition.#InspireStockton
Mayor Michael Tubbs has secured over $20 million in philanthropic capital to launch the Stockton Scholars, a place-based scholarship that aims to triple the number of Stockton students entering and graduating from college. Mayor Tubbs also brought Advance Peace to Stockton, a data-driven program that works to reduce gun violence in communities. Additionally, with an innovative public-private partnership supported by a $1,000,000 seed grant from the Economic Security Project, Tubbs launched the nation’s first municipal level basic income pilot, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration.
Before becoming mayor, Michael Tubbs served as Stockton’s District 6 City Councilmember. Elected at age 22 in 2013, he became one of the youngest City Councilmembers in the country. As a councilmember, Tubbs created the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, championed the creation of the City’s Office of Violence Prevention and was part of the council that led the city out of bankruptcy as Chair of the Audit and Legislative Committee.
Mayor Tubbs graduated in 2012 from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honors. Tubbs has been a college course instructor for Aspire Public Schools and a Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Design and the Emerson Collective. Michael is a Stockton native and product of Stockton public schools.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and Shaun Tai
Discussing the future of work and BRIDGEGOOD Design Studio.#InspireRichmond
- Licensed architect and general contractor, owner of Richmond architecture-engineering firm
- Only City Council member with a Richmond business
- Has been a Richmond resident since 1973 and children attended public schools
- Member, Board of Trustees of Richmond’s oldest church
- Vietnam veteran
- Masters Degree, Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA
- 1995-Present Richmond City Council member
- Former Vice Mayor, 2002-2003
- My occupation is: Architect
I remain committed to the same principles I ran on four years ago by improving the quality of life for Richmond residents making Richmond a livable, healthy, and sustainable community of strong neighborhoods. I will continue to strive for:
- A healthy and safe environment
- A prosperous and diverse economy with all citizens participating in the benefits
- Continued reduction in crime
- Clean streets and neighborhoods
- Well-maintained city infrastructure streets, sewers, sidewalks, parks, and public buildings
- Efficient, responsive, and open city government
- Empowered neighborhoods to balance special interests
- Quality education and recreation for youth
Although there is much hard work remaining, my four years on the City Council I have seen:
- Crime diminish
- The Richmond economy improve
- Dozens of public-private partnership development projects underway
- A $1 million grant-funded management efficiency study of city government
Metta World Peace and Shaun Tai
Ryan Leslie and Shaun Tai
Coalition of Black Excellence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to unify and elevate the Black community. CBE activates its vision through CBE Week, a week-long gathering comprised of various activities designed to highlight excellence in the Black community and to bring together talented Black professionals across different sectors (sports, legal, tech, health, finance, and more) to exchange ideas, business opportunities and to strategically talk about how to contribute to the advancement of the Black community. CBE Week is open to anyone who is interested in celebrating Black culture and elevating the community!
Ryan Leslie, Founder & CEO of Superphone with Shaun Tai, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Oakland Digital / BRIDGEGOOD.
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Director Shaun Tai
http://oaklanddigital.org/donate/ – Inspiration Awards is a heartfelt gala and fundraising celebration honoring three champions bringing about positive change through their passion, dedication, and innovation. It’s your chance to meet Bay Area thought leaders in the fields of technology, business, and philanthropy.
Video filmed by Owen Carlson for Oakland Digital & BRIDGEGOOD.com. Video post- produced by Shaun Tai, www.bridgegood.com/shaun.
Gensler Oakland & BRIDGEGOOD Founders
Team BRIDGEGOOD meets with Thought Leadership at Gensler Oakland. Discussing the future of work and the intersection of creativity, technology, and place.
2101 Webster Street Suite 2000
Oakland, CA 94612 USA
Tel: +1 510.625.7400
Fax: +1 510.625.7499
Instagram HQ – Facebook Product Designers and Shaun Tai
Did you know?
In 2010, the first version of Instagram launches to the world, and 25,000 people sign up the first day.
Visit Shaun Tai’s Instagram page at www.instagram.com/shaun_tai.
Cal State East Bay Names Shaun Tai 40 Under 40
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017
Introducing Cal State East Bay’s 40 Under 40 Awards
The university prepares to honor 40 alumni at an inaugural ceremony April 28
An Emmy-winning newscast producer. A world-renowned composer. The minister of agriculture of a foreign country. They’re just a few of Cal State East Bay’s inaugural 40 Under 40 Alumni Award recipients, who will be honored by the university Friday, April 28 at Lake Chalet restaurant in Oakland. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a cocktail reception followed by the awards presentation.
“Cal State East Bay produces many talented young alumni who make substantial contributions to their communities and professions,” said Richard Watters, executive director of alumni and constituent engagement. “Our 40 Under 40 recipients are great role models for the university’s current students, and shining examples of how Cal State East Bay helps elevate the region and the state.”
Award honorees encompass Cal State East Bay alumni from all colleges and career paths, including educational leaders, entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, tech and marketing gurus, health care professionals and civil servants. While many universities in the area claim the same successes among their alumni, according to Jennifer Case, president of the Alumni Association, the achievements of Cal State East Bay graduates frequently hold deeper meaning and greater value, both for the individuals and those who helped them along the way.
“We know that many Pioneer alumni are first-generation college students and most worked their way through college with at least one job, sometimes two or three,” Case said. “Our alumni often persevere through challenging situations to complete their degrees and support their families and communities. Knowing that [these honorees] are age 40 or under, we look forward with excitement to see what’s next on the horizon.”
Cal State East Bay is honored to announce its 2017 class of 40 Under 40 Alumni Award recipients including:
Shaun Tai (B.A. ’02, Digital Art), Executive Director, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center
Tai is the executive director of Oakland Digital, which he co-founded in 2009. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among entrepreneurs and students. Tai also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD, a web application that connects early stage creatives to professional opportunities. The platform is funded by Google.org and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation. In 2015, he was named Cal State East Bay’s Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year.
Forty Under Forty Shaun Tai
San Francisco Business Times
SFBT names Forty Under 40: Shaun Tai, Oakland Digital
CEO, Oakland Digital
What the company does:
Not-for-profit design studio that trains community college students to create social marketing campaigns for under-resourced small business owners.
Tai founded Oakland Digital in 2009 and to-date the organization has positively impacted the lives of nearly 6,000 Oakland and East Bay students and entrepreneurs, boosting the local economy by $4.8 million by bridging the digital literacy and opportunity divide. Last year, Shaun launched BRIDGEGOOD.com, a platform funded by Google.org and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation that connects early stage creatives to professional opportunities.
B.A. from Cal State East Bay, B.S. and M.A. from San Jose State
Proudest professional accomplishment:
Starting a non-profit (Oakland Digital) with just $300
Best advice received:
You can do better (thanks Mom)
Word that best describes you:
Most surprising fact about you:
I was a rapper
Favorite job perk:
Daily bike rides (lunch break) around Lake Merritt
Economic empowerment, digital divide, opportunity
Inspiration Awards 2016
It takes creativity to change the world. Thank you donors, friends, and volunteers.
Inspiration Awards 2016 with Veronica De La Cruz, Jason Mayden, Justin Steele, and Rowena Tomaneng.
Photo by Malcolm Wallace for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2016.
Veronica De La Cruz and Shaun Tai
Oakland Digital’s Inspiration Awards 2016 took place Dec 3, 2016 – thrilled Veronica De La Cruz of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area hosted… and was amazing!
Jason Mayden (Accel Partners / Nike Jordan) and Shaun Tai (Oakland Digital)
Inspiring conversation about design and social impact with Jason Mayden (Design at Accel Partners / Fmr. Sr Global Design Director at Nike / Jordan).
Congrats on being named ‘Creativity Leader’ at Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)’s Inspiration Awards 2016 (Dec 3)… stay tuned!
BRIDGEGOOD launches at Google San Francisco
Congrats Team Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) / BRIDGEGOOD.com!
East Bay Times article: Google, Golden State Warriors help connect businesses, aspiring graphic designers. Read more: http://bit.ly/googlewarriors
Ian Clark (Warriors) and Shaun Tai (Oakland Digital)
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Ian Clark and Team #BRIDGEGOOD / #OaklandDigital celebrating EOYDC’s new court!
Designers, creatives, and artists, create a free online portfolio and gain access to professional opportunities at http://www.bridgegood.com/
Photo by Stephen Peterson for Oakland Digital, 2016 — at East Oakland Youth Development Center.
Lisa Sy (Facebook) & Shaun Tai (Oakland Digital)
Wilson, thanks for capturing this moment behind the scenes!
Right before our TV interview at NBC Bay Area San Jose for Asian Pacific America hosted by Emmy award-winning icon Robert Handa.
Excited about the Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) episode featuring our advisor Lisa Sy (also a Product Designer at Facebook) – talking about the importance of design, careers in design (business + tech), and BRIDGEGOOD. #InspireOakland
BRIDGEGOOD at Twitter HQ
Optimize for team happiness. Team #BRIDGEGOOD / #OaklandDigital
Emily Turner & Shaun Tai
Emily, thank you for emceeing Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)’s Inspiration Awards 2015! #OaklandInspiration
Photo by Harvey Wong, 2015 — at Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Joel Flory & Shaun Tai
http://www.oaklanddigital.org/donate – “Design is a part of everything. It’s a part of every day life,” says CEO & Co-Founder of VSCO, Joel Flory.
Video filmed by Andrew Warren; produced by Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2015.
Shaun Tai x Inspiration Awards 2015
Inspiration Awards successful thanks to team. If you didn’t already know… teamwork makes the dreamwork. #TWMTDW Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)
Netta Brielle & Shaun Tai
#Special #thanks to #NettaBrielle for an #amazing & #inspiring performance at the #OaklandDigital #InspirationAwards2015! A #true #talent #newschool #swagg with #oldschool #RandB #hiphop #soul – bringin’ that 90’s #flava / #realness back! #InspireOakland #IA2015 @nettabrielle #580Music #3xKrazy #OaklandInspiration #imafan #bayluv
#Champion x @shaun_tai
#Grateful to be #partnered with the #GSWfoundation & #Warriors – #celebrating @Warriors #achievements on the #court + in our #community. #Benefiting #underserved #students in #Oakland and the #EastBay through #OaklandDigital #ODALC – #InspireOakland! #photooftheday by @paperb0nes
Mayor Libby Schaaf & Shaun Tai
Special shout-out to #OaklandMayor #LibbySchaaf – #giving #opening #remarks at #OaklandDigital #InspirationAwards on December 10! #IA2015 #OaklandInspiration #ODALC #InspireOakland #TWMTDW
Joe Lacob & Shaun Tai
Shout-out #JoeLacob! #OaklandDigital thrilled to partner w/ @GSWfoundation together supporting underserved #BayArea #students #Hoops4Kids #InspireOakland #GoDubs #GoWarriors
Dr. Elñora Webb & Shaun Tai
Inspiring conversation with Dr. Elñora Webb, President at Laney College. Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) and friends honored her Dec 10th at Inspiration Awards 2015!
Photo by Andrew Warren for Oakland Digital, 2015.
Google.org, Warriors Foundation, Oakland Digital
Inspire Oakland 2015 & Shaun Tai
Dr. Leroy Morishita (CSUEB) & Shaun Tai
Black Ink Crew & Shaun Tai
Gert Lombard & Shaun Tai
Facebook, Diversity in Tech & Shaun Tai
Bridging the Digital Divide with Shaun Tai
NBC Bay Area features Shaun Tai
KPR1 Radio special guest Shaun Tai
MC Hammer & Shaun Tai on stage at Inspiration Awards 2014
Ari Fitz & Shaun Tai
Lee Haney Apparel & Shaun Tai
Will of the Sun directed by Shaun Tai
Shaun Tai & Ronnie Lott
Shaun Tai & Ray Luv
Marc Benioff & Shaun Tai
Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, a cloud computing company. As of February 2015, he owns approximately $3 billion worth of Salesforce shares, although the company has never reported a profit. Benioff started salesforce.com in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission as The End of Software®. He is “credited with turning the software industry on its head” by using the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed.” He has long evangelized software as a service as the model that would replace traditional enterprise software. He is the creator of the term “platform as a service” and has extended salesforce.com’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture, or in the salesforce.com “cloud.” He is the author of three books, including the national best seller Behind the Cloud. He currently serves on the board of Cisco Systems.
Benioff pioneered the 1/1/1 integrated philanthropic model, by which companies contribute 1 percent of profits, 1 percent of equity, and 1 percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves. Parts of this 1/1/1 model have been adopted by many other companies, including Google. In 2005, the members of the World Economic Forum named him as one of its Young Global Leaders. In 2007 the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy presented Benioff with the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award and in 2008 invited him to become a director of the board.
In June 2010, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Krilich announced a $100 million gift to UCSF Children’s Hospital with the goal of not only seeing the new hospital built but significantly advancing children’s health worldwide. In 2010, Benioff and his wife were named one of the Top 25 Most Effective Philanthropists by Barron’s.
In 2014, Marc Benioff donated another $100 million to UCSF and Oakland Children’s Hospital (both now called Benioff Children’s Hospitals). Benioff credits Mata Amritanandamayi with inspiring his philanthropic business models, stating “But the most pivotal meeting for me was with Mata Amritanandamayi, … It was she who introduced me to the idea, and possibility, of giving back to the world while pursing my career ambitions. I realized that I didn’t have to make a choice between doing business and doing good. I could align these two values and strive to succeed at both simultaneously.”
LinkedIn welcomes Founders of Oakland Digital
R. Shay Miles (The North Face) & Shaun Tai
Frank Mallicoat & Shaun Tai
East Bay Bike Party and Shaun Tai
Inspire Oakland 2014 with the message of UNITY
Madrid to Oakland with Marta & Shaun Tai
Oakland Digital’s Evolution of the Music Business hosted at Pandora
Inspire Oakland 2014
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee & Shaun Tai
Yoshie Akiba & Shaun Tai
The North Face & Shaun Tai
Steve Huffman, Andreas Weigend & Shaun Tai
SJSU PRSSA & keynote Shaun Tai
Inspire Oakland 2014 with Oakland Digital & Shaun Tai
Wix.com partners with Shaun Tai
UC Berkeley’s Cal Blueprint & Shaun Tai
Black History Month with Shaun Tai & Google
City and County of San Francisco hires Shaun Tai
City of Vallejo invites Shaun Tai to Inspire Vallejo Youth
Inspiration Awards 2013 keynote Shaun Tai
Martin Yan & Shaun Tai
Shaun Tai & Zendaya
Shaun Tai & Gene Wade (CEO at UniversityNow)
Leica Store LA, Hilda, Linda & Shaun Tai
SONOMAD Commercial & Shaun Tai
Shaun Tai & Too Short
Zazzle & Shaun Tai
Zazzlers are a passionate bunch. We’re dreamers. And we believe that anything is possible (ok, most anything). From PhD’s in mathematics to national physics champions to professional artists and manufacturing gurus… we’re all over the place but united by a passion to re-define commerce.
Twitter SMB & Shaun Tai ODALC
Oakland Indie Awards & Shaun Tai
SJSU EOP keynote Shaun Tai
Mashable features Shaun Tai | How to Make Social Media Day Official in Your City
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan & Shaun Tai
The Clorox Company: Rita Forte & Shaun Tai
Inspire Berkeley 2013
Shaun Tai & MC Hammer
World-renowned entrepreneur, entertainer, and Senior Advisor at Oakland Digital, MC Hammer.
UC Berkeley & Shaun Tai
Kara Tsuboi & Shaun Tai
Joe Fernandez (CEO at Klout) & Shaun Tai (ED at Oakland Digital)
Remember John Lennon
Oakland Digital goes International
Inspire Hayward 2012
Jimmie Reign & Shaun Tai
Inspire Oakland Chinatown Youth & Shaun Tai
Shaun Tai & Rick Quan
PayPal Access & Shaun Tai
What’s the history of PayPal? Take a look at this video timeline to see the milestones that have helped us make a better tomorrow for the millions instead of the few.
Remember Steve Jobs
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
Sibos Toronto, Stanford University & Shaun Tai
http://www.socialdatalab.com/ – The SD Lab acts as a hub connecting key players in the social data landscape. It serves as a resource for cutting-edge social data companies, such as Facebook, for other consumer-oriented companies eager to realize the untapped power of data, as well as for Stanford students and faculty. The Lab meets regularly to prepare for the quarterly Social Data Summit, the key event that brings together all members of the Lab.
Inspire Chinatown, VIA & Shaun Tai
August 3, 2011 — Oakland, CA — Oakland Digital (ODALC) is working with Stanford University’s Volunteers in Asia (VIA) Program to facilitate a volunteer project in Oakland Chinatown conducted by university students from Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. This student group will be conducting surveys of small businesses and restaurant owners in the Oakland Chinatown area as well as the neighboring areas August 12-17.
The purpose of these surveys is to gauge the owners’ technological proficiency and comfort level with utilizing the Internet for business purposes, as well as formulating a consensus on the needs and technological deficiencies that the local commercial community has. The surveys will also see which businesses are interested in utilizing a system of security cameras, and what are the reasons prevent these businesses from already installing one. ODALC’s goal is to empower economically disadvantaged communities with Internet education and digital literacy classes.
Located at the edge of Chinatown in downtown Oakland, ODALC is working to help the community flourish through technology, innovation and cross-cultural collaboration. In addition to their Inspire Oakland program, ODALC hosts technology classes for low-income small business owners, presents digital media symposiums, and conducts its annual Inspiration Awards, honoring leaders in technology and community building.
Rita Forte & Shaun Tai at Yahoo! HQ
“Yahoo is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining – whether you’re searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes.”
Golden State Warriors, Tweedia Day & Shaun Tai
In 2010, Shaun Tai was selected as one of 10 journalists for the NBA’s first-ever #TweediaDay – the social media branch of Media Day that brings the fans and players together.
Tweedia Day is the social media branch of Media Day in which popular social networks are used to connect Warriors fans with the team they passionately support.
Dr. Andreas Weigend & Shaun Tai
“Hi there, I am Andreas Weigend. My expertise is the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. I study people and the data they create. In today’s increasingly digitized world, consumers share data in unprecedented ways. This Social Data Revolution represents a deep shift in how people make purchasing and lifestyle choices.
I advise companies that want to embrace this new reality of social data. Together, we design interactive platforms and real-time systems that empower them and their customers to make better decisions. As Amazon’s chief scientist, I helped create the firm’s data strategy and customer-centric culture.
I teach at Stanford University and UC Berkeley, direct the Social Data Lab, and speak at corporate events and top conferences around the globe. I received my Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University after studying in Germany and Cambridge, UK. I live in San Francisco and Shanghai.”