Person of the Year by the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce. Athena Business Woman of the Year.
On the board of Sequoia Awards, Redwood City International Christmas in April, and Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula.
Ms Gasparini's committees, clubs, affiliations, and other positions held are far too numerous to try to list further.
"What a great nurturing place this was."
"If I was taught anything it was to dream and dream big. Our teachers told us to 'Go for it.' They didn't stop us from wanting to be what we wanted to be."
"My parents were immigrants."
"Being an inventor, or an athlete, or a writer, or a politician - it's really not that big of a deal. It's not that hard. If we've got our parents saying, 'You can do it.' If we've got our teachers saying 'It's all yours,' and if we've got the dream and the aspirations inside to do it ... Just do it!"