Special Coverage: Community Philanthropy Awards 2018
North Bay Community Philanthropy Awards event in Santa Rosa
See who attended North Bay Business Journal's Community Philanthropy Awards on March 29. Twenty-seven individuals and organizations were recognized for efforts to improve conditions as well as help with recovery from the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Arrow Benefits Group
The Petaluma-based employee-benefits agency gave financial contributions totaling more than $153,000, including $100,000 to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in North Bay businesses.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Bank of Marin
Bank of Marin, which also has offices in Sonoma and Napa counties and the East Bay, made donations to 245 Bay Area organizations in 2017, totaling more than $500,000.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Bear Republic Brewing Company
“2017 was a tough year for many of us, and Bear Republic (Brewing) was instrumental in assisting victims of the Sonoma County wildfires,” says CEO Richard Norgrove. Find out how.
Community Philanthropy Awards: BPM
In addition to contributing $197,000 to North Bay nonprofits last year, BPM’s North Bay team personally jumped in to help with relief from the October wildfires. For example, a senior tax supervisors helped set up a National Guard camp.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Community Foundation Sonoma County
For its leadership in taking the long view in providing funds for recovery and rebuilding needs, Community Foundation Sonoma County wins one of North Bay Business Journal’s Community Philanthropy Awards.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Cornerstone Properties
The major owner of North Bay commercial real estate donates tens of thousands of square feet to relief efforts for the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Exchange Bank
The Santa Rosa-based community bank has funded over $83 million in Santa Rosa Junior College scholarships over the past 70 years. Also it gave $121,000 to the college last year for a capital campaign and events.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
In addition to donating $1 million to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, the tribe behind Graton Resort & Casino in Sonoma County has contributed more than $3 million to local education and $4 million for environmental projects.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Kaiser Permanente Marin–Sonoma
Kaiser Permanente’s operations in Sonoma and Marin counties donated over $520,000 to restore child care and clinics after the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Keysight Technologies
The Santa Rosa-based high-tech tester maker distributed $704,000 to local nonprofits last year and $200,000 for STEM education. And employees gave over $500,000 in time off to help 100 colleagues burned out of their homes in October.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Mary’s Pizza Shack
Mary’s Pizza Shack raises over a half-million dollars annually for local nonprofits. Last year, the Sonoma-based restaurant chain brought in $57,000 for relief efforts after the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Montgomery Village
Montgomery Village shopping center in Santa Rosa raised more than $400,000 in 2017 for local nonprofits through a combination of concert donations and other events. More than half that amount was for relief efforts after the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Moss Adams
The accounting firm gave over $100,000 to help those in need after the October wildfires. North Bay employees volunteer with local nonprofits.
Community Philanthropy Awards: North Bay Association of Realtors
The real estate association received nearly $18,000 from Marin County, Santa Cruz, Chicago and Alabama to help NorBAR members who lost their homes in the fires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: North Coast Builders Exchange
North Coast Builders Exchange opened a Tool Replacement Center for its members and other construction workers who lost their tools in the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Oliver’s Markets
Increasingly employee-owned Oliver’s Markets last year donated over $57,000 and channeled over $310,000 to charity via eScript.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Petaluma Health Care District
Petaluma Health Care District is being recognized for its Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area, which provides trauma-focused training for local providers.
Community Philanthropy Awards: North Bay Fire Relief Fund
The North Bay Fire Relief Fund collected more than $32 million in 16 weeks for relief from the October wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties.
Community Philanthropy Awards: River Rock Casino
The northern Sonoma County casino produces a 30-second video public-service announcement offering a message of hope during the October wildfires.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation
To date the Housing Support Fund for Ag Employees has raised over $750,000 and recently received a $200,000 grant to directly benefit those who keep one of the California North Coast’s wine business viable.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Summit State Bank
The Santa Rosa-based bank gave 8.4 percent of its net profit after taxes to support nonprofits in 2017.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Terra Firma Global Parnters
Terra Firma Global Parnters North Bay employees logged over 3,500 volunteer hours last year.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Wells Fargo
One Wells Fargo North Bay executive lost his home to fires, yet led the bank’s efforts to help others, including $1 million pledged to recovery efforts.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Quattrocchi Kwok, Sonoma Co. Office of Education, Flight
Homes for Sonoma, a group of volunteers from architecture, education and marketing, drafts a plan to build homes for victims of the October wildfires in Northern California.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Jennifer Torrey
When Jennifer Torrey arrived at a large wildfire-victim center in Santa Rosa during the October wildfires, the catering chef was tasked with turning meals for 2,000 people three times a day while working 16-hour shifts.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Mikayla Butchart Illustration
Sales of the Mikayla Butchart’s “Roseilience” pin generates $35,000-plus for relief efforts during the North Bay wildfires of October.
Community Philanthropy Awards: Mike Stone, Mollie Stone’s Markets
As co-chair of the Building Better Health Campaign, an historic effort to fund a new Marin General Hospital, Mike Stone, CEO and president of Millie Stone’s Markets, has played a pivotal role.