Advocate for public policy to hold awards breakfast

October 25, 2016 by  

The East Bay Leadership Council will be holding its Philanthropy Awards Breakfast in Danville next month.

This is sufficiently close to Lafayette that people from the city will want to attend, as these awards honor exemplary community-minded businesses, leaders, and service organizations and that add energy to the East Bay area.

The keynote address will be presented by the Executive Director of the Warriors Community Foundation, Jose Gordon.

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mechanics Bank, and Litman Gregory Asset Management are the honorees for the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist of the Year in their respective business size categories.

The Outstanding Philanthropist is Sharon Simspon, and the Outstanding Foundation is the Richmond Community Foundation.

The award for Outstanding Collaborative Project will be given to the Contra Costa County Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative, while the Volunteer of the Tear will be Susan Woolwine of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County.

The breakfast will be held at the Blackhawk Museum on Thursday, November 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University and many other prominent businesses and nonprofits that are prominent in the East Bay area are sponsors of the breakfast and may use a local print company to create flyers and other materials to promote the breakfast, and the mission of the East Bay Leadership Council.