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Save the date for the 3rd Annual Heart of Napa Awards!

The celebration takes place at the Napa Valley Expo on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Discover more: read the story about last year’s Heart of Napa Awards celebration that inspired over 300 leaders on March 16, 2017

Join us as we recognize all of the nominees. Share the moment with your family and colleagues. You can also purchase Gold or Silver tables, which provide scholarships for youth and their families to attend. Please note that the 2016 event sold out — we highly recommend you buy tickets now. If you have questions, call Kathleen Kilkenny: 415.448.0333.

Reserve your seat!



and the nominees are…

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.

Aldea Children & Family Services
Calistoga Affordable Housing, Inc (CAH)
City of Napa Fire Department
CrossWalk Community Church (x2)
Fair Housing Napa Valley
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
Loving Animals Providing Smiles
Moving Forward Towards Independence
Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Napa County Fair Association
Napa-Solano Audubon Society
Operation Access
Small Business Development Center
Teens Connect
The Tug McGraw Foundation (x2)

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.

Katie Aaron, Napa Valley Education Foundation, NVUSD
Corky Forame, NEWS
Delia Gutierrez, LGBTQ Connection
Bob Hurley, The Tug McGraw Foundation
John H. Kirk, MD, Operation Access and OLE Health
Michael Muir, Access Adventure
Stefanie Pratt, Napa County Office of Education
Dynamic Danielle Schofield, Girls on the Run Napa & Solano
Sally Seymour, Napa Humane
Bill Vizza, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
Paul Warnock, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Patricia Wartenwiler, Community Action Napa Valley

SPONSOR: Syar Foundation

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.

Melody Allmond, Caring Community Compassion Inc.
Randy Gnagy, NEWS
Alison Hof, Calistoga Affordable Housing, Inc.
Rick Jones, OLE Health
Maria Lopez Cisneros, Napa County Hispanic Network
Chuck McMinn, Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition
Dorothy Salmon, The Pathway Home
Karan Schlegel, Napa County Fair Association
Katie Somple, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch

SPONSOR: Redwood Credit Union

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.

Kathleen Dreessen Reynolds, Napa Valley Community Housing
Josefina Hurtado, Puertas Abiertas CRC
Tracy Lamb, NEWS
Peg Maddocks, Ph.D, NapaLearns
Carlene Moore, Napa County Fair Association
Pete Shaw, Crosswalk Community Church
Bill & Frank Smithwaters, Caring Community Compassion Inc.
Rob Weiss, Mentis
Pablo Zatarain, Fair Housing of Napa Valley

SPONSOR: Redwood Credit Union


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.

Adventist Health St. Helena
Band Together Bay Area
Kaiser Permanente, Napa-Solano
Pride Family Winery of St. Helena
Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Rebuild Wine Country

SPONSORS: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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.

Reyna Ayala, Molly’s Angels
Sarah Carleton, Napa High Interact Global
Asha Cooper, Teens Connect
Emma Healy, Napa High Interact Global
Louann Herve, Napa High Interact Global
Brooke Hollister, St. Helena High School
Katherine Maia Manzagol, Napa High Interact Global
Cassidy Marek, God is Good Group
Christopher Olivier, Napa County Kids Care
Natalee Saucedo, Napa High Interact Global
Gabriela Silva, Boys & Girl Clubs of Napa Valley
Camille & Cecilia Silva, Connolly Ranch
Marcos Vasquez, Boys & Girl Clubs of Napa Valley
Jocelyn Vega-Robledo, Napa High Interact Global
Owen Zuidema, Napa High Interact Global

SPONSOR: Bank of Marin

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