National Philanthropy Day
A Special Day
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Each year, the Community Foundation for San Benito County proudly celebrates National Philanthropy Day. Approximately 45 local community volunteers are honored at this event, complete with introductions of the honorees and Proclamations by representatives from San Benito County and the City of Hollister.
We’d like your organization to join this celebration of community spirit - a chance to step briefly into the spotlight and remind our communities, our society, and the world that the spirit of giving is alive and well
Save the Date!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
San Juan Oaks Golf Course
$50 per person (seating is limited to 8 guests, including honoree, per organization)
All payments must be made through the U.S. Postal Service or dropped by our office.
Nominations, reservations, and payment must be received no later than Friday, October 13, 2017 to ensure recognition in the program and to receive a printed certificate. Nominations and photographs should be submitted via email to directly to Sharlene Van Rooy, Marketing Communications Coordinator at [email protected]
Recognizing Local Heroes
Friday, October 13, 2017
All nominations, reservations, payments, and photographs must be submitted electronically via email to Sharlene Van Rooy.
Only one honoree per organization, though a couple is allowed. The honoree may be either an adult or a youth. You may nominate a group or organization but only 1 person (or two if the honoree is a couple) may stand and be recognized during the presentation.
You will need to submit a script which will be read introducing the honoree. Due to the large number of organizations presenting awards this year, and recognizing the need for all organizations to be acknowledged during the event, there is a 100 word limit to the script.
"We are grateful to honor John Smith for being instrumental to the success of YMCA’s Annual Campaign Drive. The YMCA has been in this community for six years, helping to build strong kids, families and communities. John’s energy and passion for children in general sets him apart as a major champion of our organization’s efforts to be financially stable to focus on our mission and purpose. We thank John for carving time in your life to give us endless hours of hard work making it possible to continue to serve the families and children of San Benito County."
The Community Foundation will create a slideshow to be shown at the event. You must send an electronic photograph of your nominee to be included. (4 MB maximum, JPG or GIF format only)
Email your submission to Sharlene Van Rooy, Communications Coordinator at [email protected]. You must include the following information:
- Nominee Name
- Submitted By (Nonprofit Organization)
- Contact Name
- Contact Phone
- Contact Email
- Script: Maximum 100 words
2016 Philanthropy Day Honorees
Since we began hosting a National Philanthropy Day event in 2001, we’ve honored hundreds of citizens for their leadership role within the community. Each year the list of honorees grows longer as more of our neighbors and friends step up and make change happen.
The Foundation would like to congratulate those individuals who were selected in 2016:
Aromas Eagles Aerie #72 - Paul Lapidus
Aromas Hills Artisans - Kay Walters
Aromas-San Juan Bautista Community Schools Foundation - Larry and Viola Willis
Aromas-San Juan Unified School District - Nancy Offermann
Baler Education Foundation - Ernie Pascaul
BenitoLink - Susan Schwabacher Modic
CASA of San Benito County - Jean Murray
Chamberlain's Children Center - Shon Morrison
City of San Juan Bautista - Shawna Freels
Community Food Bank of SBC - Marilyn and Richard Ferreira
Community Foundation for SBC - San Benito County Nonprofits
Community Solutions - Frank Chavez
Economic Development Corporation SBC - Aaron Johnston
Emmaus House - Vania Alvarez
Fishes and Loaves - Lorry Whitacre
Friends of the SBC Free Library - Frank Bisceglia
Gavilan Joint Community College District - Tom Breen
Girl Scouts of CACC - Heidi Arreola
Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation - Ismael and Jeri Hernandez
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital & Auxiliary - Joan Moore
Hollister Airmen's Association - Members of Hollister Airmen's Association
Hollister Downtown Association - The City of Hollister
Hollister Relay for Life - Bailey and Mario Correa
Kinship Center ~ Gabilan Chapter - Sallie Calhoun and Matt Christiano
Pinnacle Quilters of SBC - Dianna Smith
Pinnacles Partnership - Richard Neidhardt
REACH San Benito Foundation - Valerie Egland
Rotary Club of Hollister - Amalia Ellis
Rotary Club of SJB - Annette Cain-Rhines
The Salvation Army, Hollister Corps - Teresa Amaya
San Benito County Arts Council - Louise Roy
San Benito County Business Council - Scott Fuller
San Benito County Chamber of Commerce - Brent Redmond Transportation
San Benito County Free Library - Nina Jorgensen
San Benito County Historical Society - Tom and Lana Maudlin
San Benito Stage Company - Postal Graphics
San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary - Bernadine Belaski-McGee
San Juan Committee - Sandra Arretche
Sun Street Centers - Valerie Smith
The 33rd District Agricultural Association - Jaynie Little
12 Days of Giving - Bob Tiffany
United Way of San Benito County - Diane Barr
Women's Club of Hollister - Glenda Goldstone
YMCA of San Benito County - Kevin Jeffery