Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and 100MARIN Are Pleased to Announce the 100MARIN Fall 2023 Celebration of Philanthropy Award Recipient.

Adopt A Family of Marin Receives $25,000.00 in award funds from 100MARIN.


MARIN COUNTY, CA, October 6, 2023 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is pleased to announce the nonprofit recipient of the 100MARIN  Fall 2023 Celebration of Philanthropy, held on Thursday, October 5th at Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center. Adopt A Family of Marin was voted by 100MARIN members as the premier nonprofit award recipient for their Fall 2023 Celebration, receiving $25,000.00 in award funds at the evening event.

Five Marin nonprofits were honored and celebrated at the event Adopt A Family of Marin, Bread & Roses, Cedars, First Responder Support Network, and Sparkle Foundation. In addition to the premier award recipient, each nominee received a cash award of $1,000.

Established in 2015, 100MARIN Giving Circle, founded by a group of like-minded business professionals in Marin County, has developed a strong network of individuals who are passionate about local nonprofits and their causes. This collaborative philanthropic group, approximately 125 strong, leverages smaller investments from each member (starting at $150) to make a more substantial cumulative impact. Since 2015, 100MARIN has donated over $390,000 to Marin County nonprofits.

We are thrilled to see so many community members continuing to support the work of deserving nonprofits throughout Marin,” says Jonathan Leidy, a 100MARIN founder. The annual 100MARIN Fall Celebration of Philanthropy provides a platform for Marin County nonprofits to showcase their work and positive impact in the community, and awards one nonprofit a significant grant from the 100MARIN giving circle’s collective funds. Leidy continues “This being our 10th celebration, it’s both amazing and extremely gratifying to witness how 100MARIN’s energy and impact continues to grow.”

“Thanks to the generosity of 100MARIN members and event sponsors, we are able to award selected nonprofit nominees in Marin County with much needed funding,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO at CVNL. “100MARIN membership is a great giving opportunity for individuals like you or me to contribute smaller donations that collectively make a huge impact in local our communities”.

The 100MARIN Fall 2023 Celebration of Philanthropy was generously sponsored and supported by FutureSense/Alliant, Arrow Benefits/Jordan Shields, Acrisure, ForeMeta Coaching/Michael Pelfini, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Kevin Kearny Real Estate Group, Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale and Winnett LLP, Portico Wealth Advisors, Anderies & Gomes LLP, Boulevard Real Estate, Bowman Real Estate Group, IDF Studio, Lifeguard Wealth, MG Schlegel & Associates, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage/ Mary Jo Lafaye, Proof Real Estate, Ragghianti Freitas LLP, Miles Smith, Solar Broker Networks/Deena Vaughn, Compass Real Estate/Sarah Wagner Rayburn, and Westwind Construction. Food and wine were provided by Chef David Haydon, Il Davide Restaurant, Duckhorn Vineyards, Far Niente Winery, Laird Family Estate, Sempre Vive Wines, Skurnik Wines & Spirits, and Sojourn Cellars.

100MARIN and CVNL formed a partnership in 2021 to strengthen their support and recognition of Marin County’s diverse community of nonprofits. CVNL brings over sixty years of experience creating award and recognition events to celebrate, honor and support the critical work of nonprofits in our communities.

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About CVNL: Since 1964, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers, including Learning & Leadership programs and training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™, Heart of Sonoma County, and 100MARIN events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Paratransit. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, Sonoma, and Solano Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy, and more equitable communities. Visit to discover more.