Tables and Seats Open! • Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where volunteers, nonprofits and leaders shine.
Every day, passionate individuals like you dedicate their work to advancing our communities. CVNL honors local leaders and their causes at the Heart of Napa Awards. Produced by CVNL, the Heart of Napa recognizes outstanding nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them.
And the 2016 Nominees Are…
Excellence In Leadership
The Excellence in Leadership Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an executive director who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and whose vision has inspired meaningful and lasting change benefiting the organization and community.
Alissa Abdo, On The Move
Kathleen Dreessen, Napa Valley Community Housing
Tony Fletcher, Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind
Tracy Lamb, NEWS
Peg Maddocks, NapaLearns
Sonia Tolbert, Festival Napa Valley
Janet Todd, Girls on the Run Napa & Solano
SPONSOR: Redwood Credit Union
Achievement In Nonprofit Excellence
The Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award and $5,000 will be presented to an
organization that has demonstrated exemplary service to their constituents.
Calistoga Affordable Housing
Community Resources for Children
Cope Family Center
Festival Napa Valley
Hearts and Hands Preschool
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
Kiwanis Club of Greater Napa
Moving Forward Towards Independence
Napa Valley CanDo
Napa-Solano Audubon Society
One Mind Institute
Yoga NV Inc.
SPONSOR: Kaiser Permanente, Napa Solano
Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an individual (other than a board member) who has provided exemplary volunteer service to a Napa nonprofit organization.
Marilane Bergfelt, Loving Animals Providing Smiles
Trudy Bouligny, Soroptimist International Club of Calistoga
Terry Butler, Napa Police Volunteer Program
Carol Cavagnaro, Land Trust of Napa County
Janeen DiRienzo, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
Carrie Domogolla, Soroptimist International Club of Calistoga
Glenna Gentry, Church Women United of the Napa Valley
Maxine Maas, di Rosa
Rick Marshall, On The Move
Michael Muir, Access Adventure
Rebecca Offer, Cope Family Center
George Pellegrini, Calistoga Affordable Housing
George Pieczonka, Molly’s Angels
David Shadd, Napa County Fair Association
Pam Zeidell, Festival Napa Valley
SPONSOR: Syar Foundation
Youth Volunteer of the Year
Up to five Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards of $1,000 each will be presented to full-time middle or high school students serving a Napa nonprofit in the community, education or faith environment.
Nadia Barboza, Girls on the Run, Vintage High School
Celeste Chase, LGBTQ Connection, Valley Oak High School
Brenna Eikenbary, Vintage High School
Savanna Harwood, Give Us The Floor, New Technology High School
Blake Hengel, Access Adventure, Heritage High School
Deandrew Martin, After Class Enrichment Program, Calistoga Jr. Sr. High School
Hannia Martinez Mejia, Food of Love, St. Helena High School
Gilian Meyers, Teens for Change, Vintage High School
Christopher Olivier, Soles4Souls, Blue Oak Middle School
Jacqueline Paul, Teens Connect, Napa High School
Francisco Rosas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, Valley Oak High School
Emma Savage, God is Good Group, Napa High School
SPONSOR: Bank of Marin
Excellence In Board Leadership
The Excellence in Board Leadership Award and $2,500 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an exceptional volunteer member of a Napa nonprofit board of directors.
Christopher Barefoot, Mentis
Candice Chia, ParentsCAN
Rick and Elaine Jones, UpValley Family Centers, OLE Health, and St. Helena Hospital
Darioush Khaledi, Festival Napa Valley
Dorothy Lind-Salmon, NapaLearns
Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon Society
Tracy Schuler, Friends of New Tech
Hilary Zunin, Napa Valley CanDo
SPONSOR: The Doctors Company
Corporate Community Service
The Corporate Community Service Award will be presented to a business that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy among its employees.
Pride Family Winery
Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Staglin Family Vineyard
SPONSOR: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Tables and Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Heart of Napa Awards Luncheon.
Join us as we recognize all of the nominees. Share the moment with your family and colleagues. The Heart of Napa Awards Luncheon takes place at the Napa Valley Expo from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Directions to 575 3rd Street, Napa.