The ambiance in the room yesterday was magical (January 2015). The presentation of the list of honoree nominees was artfully and very tightly, but tastefully, mastered. Several people have called or emailed to say how much they enjoyed the joyful buzz that radiated through the event. Of course, I’m never humble, but the list including me was impressive, so I jumped when my name was called. How thrilling. What you may not know “from the olden days” is that Grace Hughes nominated me the first or second year of the award to the nonprofit top leadership award. I plan to live on and accept the invitation of this award to keep giving where my heart leads me. I will distribute the $5000 equally to The Fairfax San Anselmo Children Center, The Parent Services Project, Legal Aid of Marin and The Hannah Project for Academic Achievement. If I could raise an additional $3000 each could get $2000. I’ll keep trying and keep you informed. With my LOVE and gratitude. Ethel xo

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The ambiance in the room yesterday was magical (January 2015). The presentation of the list of honoree nominees was artfully and very tightly, but tastefully, mastered. Several people have called or emailed to say how much they enjoyed the joyful buzz that radiated through the event. Of course, I’m never humble, but the list including me was impressive, so I jumped when my name was called. How thrilling. What you may not know “from the olden days” is that Grace Hughes nominated me the first or second year of the award to the nonprofit top leadership award. I plan to live on and accept the invitation of this award to keep giving where my heart leads me. I will distribute the $5000 equally to The Fairfax San Anselmo Children Center, The Parent Services Project, Legal Aid of Marin and The Hannah Project for Academic Achievement. If I could raise an additional $3000 each could get $2000. I’ll keep trying and keep you informed. With my LOVE and gratitude. Ethel xo

Congratulations for putting together a wonderful event! I’ve attended far too many events that are mediocre at best. The Heart of Marin was top notch logistically and programmatically. What I appreciated the most though is feeling an increased sense of responsibility as well as a reinvigorated sense of connection. That kind of experience is only possible when event organization is solid, so thank you!

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Congratulations for putting together a wonderful event! I’ve attended far too many events that are mediocre at best. The Heart of Marin was top notch logistically and programmatically. What I appreciated the most though is feeling an increased sense of responsibility as well as a reinvigorated sense of connection. That kind of experience is only possible when event organization is solid, so thank you!