Events

2016 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Sonoma Valley Fund’s 8th Annual Event celebrating Volunteerism in the Valley was held on Sunday, October 3rd from 2-4pm in the Barn at the Cornerstone. The celebration was a grand success with over 250 people in attendance saluting the 23 Star Volunteers.

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Sonoma Valley’s 2016 Star Award Winners! Front row (left to right): Windee Smith, Jan Erickson, Nancy King, Carol Morphy, Patsy Wallace, Julia Wilkinson, Ina Welker, Kymm Falls, Jenah Smith Back row (left to right): Susan Gorin, Hank Martinson, Rosie Palacio, Tony Ghisla, David Morell, Philip Wilkinson, Marc Schwager, Jorge Antonio Guillermo Aquino

Photo courtesy of Melania Mahoney Photography

2015 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Sonoma Valley Fund’s Annual Event celebrating Volunteerism in the Valley was held on Sunday, October 4th from 3-5pm at the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Garden Park.  The celebration was a grand success with over 250 people in attendance saluting the 26 Star Volunteers.

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Photo courtesy of Melania Mahoney Photography

Top row (left to right): Moises Farias (Stephanie Stubbs’ mentee), Stephanie Stubbs (Sonoma Mentoring Alliance), Issac Vargas (La Luz Center), Bill Myers (Sonoma Ecology Center), Corin Rasmussen (Sonoma Community Center) 2nd row (left to right): Thai Hoang (Hanna Boys Center), Eric Peterson (Vintage House), Meg Sokoloski (Sonoma Valley Education Foundation), Luis Rivera (Voit McKarre’s mentee), Lulu Carlsson (Lisa Carlsson’s daughter), Lisa Carlsson, Steve Corey (Quarryhill), Fred Cohen (Sweetwater Spectrum), Carolyn Klebanoff Cohen (Sweetwater Spectrum), Mark Etherington (Seeds of Learning), Eric Gullotta (Becoming Independent), Bill O’Neal (Vintage House) Front row (left to right): Hilda Teran-Franklin (Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation), Linda Alwitt (FISH), Linda Pavlak (Sonoma Ecology Center), Ginny Richardson (Sonoma League of Historic Preservation), Jerica Tercero (Teen Services Sonoma), David Wells (Teen Services Sonoma), Gayle O’Hara (Pets Lifeline), Jesus Aguayo- Zuniga (Sonoma Valley Community Health Center)

Star Winners not able to attend and not pictured: Stan Abercrombie & Paul Vieyera (Sonoma Valley Museum of Art), Voit McKarre (Mentoring Alliance), Marcie Waldron (Vintage House).

2015 Community Conversations Launch Event

Sonoma Valley Fund launched its Community Conversations Series on Monday, April 27th at the Sonoma Community Center’s Andrews Hall.  The event was a ‘sell-out’ with over 150 residents packed into the hall to talk about the future of our Valley.  Katherine Fulton, Sonoma Valley Fund Board Member moderated a conversation with David Bolling (former editor of the Index Tribune and editor/publisher of Valley of the Moon Magazine) and Oscar Chavez (Deputy Director of Sonoma County’s Human Services Department).

Photo Courtesy of Bill Boerum

2014 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Sonoma Valley Fund’s Annual Event celebrating Volunteerism in the Valley was held on Sunday, September 14th from 4-6pm at the brand new Sonoma Valley Community Health Center.  The celebration was a grand success with over 250 people in attendance saluting the 26 Star Volunteers.

Portrait of Sonoma Valley – Community Forum

Sonoma Valley Fund in conjunction with La Luz Center, hosted a Community Forum featuring a presentation of ‘A Portrait of Sonoma [Valley]’ by Brian Vaughn of Sonoma County Department of Health. Supervisor Susan Gorin welcomed the standing room only audience and Beth Brown, CEO of Community Foundation Sonoma County moderated a panel discussion after the presentation. The presentation materials were drawn from a study done for Sonoma County, and highlighted quality of life disparities in various neighborhoods across the Valley.  The Forum was held on Wednesday, September 24th at the Sonoma Valley Grange Hall.

 

2013 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Location: Sonoma Valley Hospital/New Emergency Department and Surgical Unit

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(bottom row – left to right): Nancy Kivelson, Patty Jackson, Maria Biasetto, Deb Carlin, Marty Haidet, Jefra Parlett, Chuck Young  (middle row – left to right): Oscar Lopez, Ron Gaiz, Ronald Arnold, Vicki Schnurpfeil, Rose Mary Schmidt, Cathy Gellepis, Jim Lynch, David Cook, Gary Germano  (top row – left to right): Kathy Arnold, Wayne Gordon, Pat Edelstein, Norman Wray, Lori Ross, Jerry Klenow, Simon Blattner, David Goodison, Keith Murray

2012 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Location: New Pavilion at Hanna Boys Center

2012 star award winners

Sonoma 2012 Star Award Winners (photo credit: Zanne Clark)
(Top row – left to right): Dan Pierce, Suzie Davis, Suzie’s mentee Angelica, Allen Robinson, Andy Gray, Molly Detwiler, Bob Nicholas, Ann Wiklund, Teresa Alampur, Jenifer Hartwell, Lynn Woodward, Carole Nicholas
 (Bottom row – left to right): Jeanette Evans, Alice Brigaerts, Leyla Gunduz, Tom Angstadt, Kathy Gatanby, Rosemary McCreary, Rose Mary Schmidt, Suzanne Brangham, Richard Hicks

2011 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Location: Hanna Boys Center

2011 star award winners

Sonoma 2011 Star Award Winners (photo credit: Zanne Clark)
(From left): Marcelo De Freitas, Dick Drew, Mark Nilsson, Sandi Wilson, Jack Lungren, Jason Bell, Steven Hightower, Elfriede Whitcher, Julie Shoffner-McGee, Karen Adelson, Squire Fridell, Lucy Hamlyn, Sam Morphy, Carol Brown, Tracy Byrnes, Megan Moll, Tony Moll, Joyce Miller, Barbara Cullen, Dave Dobbins, Mike Benziger, unidentified guest, Morris Purvins, Jolie Jacobs.  Absent were: Julie Atwood, Kathy Benziger, Annie Falandes, Carol Morphy and Paula Moulton.

2010 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

2010 star award winners

Sonoma 2010 Star Award Winners

2009 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

2009 star award winners
Sonoma 2009 Star Award Winners