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Lifetime Achievement Award
Honoring individuals with enduring records of accomplishment in philanthropy, fundraising or grantmaking, and who have demonstrated exceptional civic and charitable leadership.

Alvin H. Baum, Jr.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Al attended Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Later he attended UC Berkeley, earning his master's in City & Regional Planning. Al worked for the SF Bay Conservation & Development Commission, and then led a private city planning firm. During the AIDS epidemic, Al earned a master's in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Al served on several nonprofit boards, including the ACLU of Northern California, New Israel Fund, Jewish Family & Children's Service, Jewish Community Federation, Access Institute, Lamda Legal, Horizons Foundation, and Fine Arts Museums. He passed away in March 2021 and is survived by his husband, Robert.

Lois De Domenico

Lois De Domenico is the co-creator of Rice-A-Roni, known across the country as The San Francisco Treat. Her personal connection to this iconic convenience food was featured on National Public Radio’s Hidden Kitchens series.

A major Bay Area philanthropist, she has served on boards of Mills College, East Bay Community Foundation, the Oakland Ballet and KQED. In 1997 she was named philanthropist of the year by the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Lois served on the board of Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, a local affiliate of a national nonprofit dedicated to girls education. A yoga practitioner for five decades, Lois has always been active in what she calls hands-on philanthropy, including teaching yoga to middle school students at Northern Light School in Oakland.

The mother of four, grandmother of five and great grandmother of four, Lois lives in Piedmont, California with her beloved cat Max.


Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility.

Bruce Braden
As a philanthropist, Bruce Braden is a critical thinker, a creative problem-solver, and an advocate for personal enrichment. Following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at age 38, he co-founded the Braden Diabetes Center. Bruce is dedicated to providing the same level of support and education for others less fortunate. That dedication is also reflected in serving on Marin Hospital’s board for the past 11 years. He has also served on the board of the Smuin Contemporary Ballet for the past 15 years.

Education in all areas is essential to Bruce’s philosophy. In helping to create the Stanford Storytelling Project and the LifeWorks Program for Integrative Learning at his alma mater, Bruce wanted students from any discipline to benefit from the arts. Fulfilling the business side of his wide-ranging interests, Bruce earned his graduate degree at Golden Gate University School of Taxation, now known as the Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation.

Through both his personal and philanthropic endeavors, Bruce Braden has demonstrated that the pursuit of well-rounded life is ultimately the most rewarding.


Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating other volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one nonprofit organization.

William (Bill) Glenn
William D. Glenn has provided leadership for many organizations, as board chair of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, of Citizens Funds, and currently of The Graduate Theological Union, as well as vice-chair of KQED. An educator prior to his long career as a psychotherapist, he led Continuum, where he directed a successful capital campaign and was vice president for the San Francisco Foundation. He and his spouse, Scott Hafner, have chaired two additional campaigns, for the Pacific School of Religion, and recently, a most successful endowment campaign, raising more than $125M in testamentary gifts for Horizons Foundation. He is currently a trustee of the Morris K. Stulsaft Foundation in San Francisco.


Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award
Recognizing a corporation or its foundation that displays an outstanding commitment to philanthropy through its financial support and by encouraging other companies to be philanthropic leaders.

Mollie Stone's Markets
Making a difference in people’s lives through food since 1986. Mollie Stone’s Markets is locally and family owned and we are inspired by our namesake Mollie Stone, to not only serve our customers, but also serve our community.

Bringing nine Mollie Stone’s Markets to the Bay Area, we are committed to providing customers with nourishing food and superior customer service. We work with local growers and brands to bring our customers high-quality products in every aisle. We also strive to strengthen our communities by donating to local hospitals, foodbanks, schools, first-responders and various non-profits in the community through direct financial support, food, PPE, time volunteered, and customer match programs.

Mike Stone, owner and CEO feels strongly about giving, saying, "There is no greater need during one's lifetime than to support our community… If I can make a difference in one persons' life, what greater gift is there?"


Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Organization Award
Presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility.

Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation
Stephen and Ayesha Curry launched Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation in July 2019 to help improve the lives of kids and families in Oakland, the Bay Area, and across the country.  Eat. Learn. Play. focuses on three vital pillars of a healthy childhood — nutrition, education, and physical activity. With our partners, Eat. Learn. Play. focuses our work on fighting to end childhood hunger, ensuring students have access to  quality education and providing safe places for all children to play and be active.



Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Professional Award
Honoring a foundation professional who initiates or supports creative nonprofit efforts and develops philanthropic partnerships with organizations and communities in exceptionally effective or unique ways.

Cathy Cha
Cathy Cha is president and CEO of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Under her leadership, Haas, Jr. is pursuing new ways to advance equality and justice so every person has opportunities to thrive and live life with dignity and hope.

Cathy’s approach to collaboration has helped spark wide-ranging social impact, including California’s leadership among states in adopting pro-immigrant policies. She is a frequent public speaker on civic engagement, immigration, and innovative philanthropy. Named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business in 2019, Cathy has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley


Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Honoring an individual fundraising professional who practices their profession in an exemplary manner.

Georgi Kelly
Georgi Kelly is KQED's Vice President, Development. She leads Major, Planned, and Foundation giving, and has led KQED's Campaign 21 raising more than $139M to transform KQED’s programs and renovate their headquarters. She has also led KQED's fundraising partnerships with NPR and PBS.

Kelly joined KQED in April 2001 as Director, Signal Society. In 2004, she launched the Producer's Circle; and, in 2008, when Signal Society and Producer’s Circle were combined into one team, she was named Sr. Director, Leadership Gifts.

Prior to KQED, Georgi held progressively responsible and leadership positions in development at Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Raphael House, San Francisco Education Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, and Charitableway.


Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Recognizing service by young people (ages 5 to 17) who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering, and leadership in philanthropy.

Amador Valley High School Student Leadership Committee
The Mr. Amador program's annual goal is to raise both funds and awareness for the George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro, CA. The house is a pediatric palliative care center that takes care of children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. They offer respite care, transitional care, and end-of-life care. These families stay at the house for no cost, making it even more important for us to help. The program culminates with a final show, where 10 of Amador’s most well-rounded men compete in a talent show to raise money for the House.


Vineyards Award
Celebrating a visionary organization with an operating budget under $1 million that is addressing serious community issues and is an inspiration to nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and individuals.

The New Breath Foundation
Established in 2017, the New Breath Foundation (NBF) is the first foundation created and directed by a formerly incarcerated “juvenile lifer” (Eddy Zheng). NBF is uniquely positioned to transform philanthropy, policies, and systems to more effectively invest in and create durable impacts to end mass incarceration. NBF grew out of the grassroots movements to prevent community violence, end mass incarceration, address immigration/deportation issues, and advance racial justice and solidarity. NBF staff and board members have spent decades organizing around these issues, with expertise in community organizing, fundraising, non-profit governance, philanthropy, and leadership development.

Based on its collective skills and expertise, NBF is in a strong position to conduct grantmaking that is founded on collaboration, trust, and relationship building. NBF’s greatest successes have come from a hybrid approach that combines grantmaking with leadership development, convening, and advocacy strategies. NBF provides grants to frontline organizations while simultaneously providing key leadership, support, coordination, and organizing to advance racial justice and solidarity.


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