Sonoma Valley Fund presents 2017 volunteer awards
For the past decade, the Sonoma Valley Fund has invited local nonprofits to nominate a volunteer who has gone above and beyond in the past year. In 2017, SVF expanded its nonprofit partnerships and its Star Volunteer Award party. The event, previously set for Oct. 15, was postponed during the fires. On April 29, the Fund will will honor almost three dozen of Sonoma Valley’s most active and valuable community volunteers.
“We’re excited to honor so many volunteers who enhance and strengthen the fabric of our community,” said SVF board president Peg Van Camp.
The Sonoma Valley Fund is an affiliate of Community Foundation Sonoma County, and its annual Star Award party honors service in the Valley.
For the second year running, the event will be held at the Barn at Tyge William Cellars at Cornerstone Sonoma.
“This event is a chance for our nonprofit partners to recognize a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to their organization over the past year,” said SVF board member Kimberly Blattner.
Each Star Volunteer is presented with a trophy and certificates from Supervisor Susan Gorin and Rep. Mike Thompson congratulating and thanking them for their service.
The Sonoma Valley Fund seeks to increase and improve philanthropic efforts in the Valley. SVF is managed by a group of community leaders to help sustain and improve the Valley’s socioeconomic, environmental and cultural qualities. Earlier this year, SVF published its “Hidden in Plain Sight” report on the state of philanthropy in the Valley. (sonomavalleyfund.org)
The 2017 “Star Volunteers” will be honored from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the Barn. The public is invited to hear their stories.
Supervisor Susan Gorin and Congressman Michael Thompson are slated to attend, and more than 350 guests are expected in all.
To attend, email email@example.com by April 20.