2017 David Packard Award

Reed Hastings headshot For his multi-faceted contributions to the region, Joint Venture is proud to honor:

Reed Hastings

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Netflix


  • Ron Gonzales
    President & CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

The David Packard Award is presented annually by Joint Venture to a person or persons who bring an entrepreneurial, cross-boundary, problem-solving approach to our region’s challenges. The recipients embody the spirit of David Packard, Silicon Valley’s legendary pioneer who set the highest standard for civic engagement.

Civic entrepreneurs are people of passion and commitment who:

  • think expansively about the region and act on a keen sense of civic responsibility;
  • are based in one sector but work outside of their conventional boundaries, bridging sectors to tackle important problems;
  • bring a spirit of innovation–and a roll-up-the-sleeves approach–to complex challenges.

Previous David Packard Award honorees: