Community & Board Recognition Awards

Every year in July we hold our annual community and board recognition awards event where we celebrate our amazing donors, volunteers, community partners, board members, and staff who have gone above and beyond in support of our mission to empower girls. We also recognize our outstanding girls of the month.

We are disappointed that in 2020, we were not able to gather in person for the celebration. Thank you to all the awardees who generously gave of their time, talent, and treasure to ensure that girls grow up strong, smart, and bold. We could not do what we do without their tremendous support. Congratulations 2020 awardees and girls of the month!

Girls of the Month
  • October – Amelia and Genevieve
  • November – Nayel and Isota
  • December – Lily and Alexandra
  • January – Carmen and Danielle
  • February – Timmyani and Lillyann
  • March – Lila and Perla
STRONG Partner Award
  • Nadine Barbera
  • Leslie Thornton
  • Jeannie Graham
SMART Partner Award
  • Honora Murphy
  • Juelle-Ann Boyer
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Luzanne Engh
BOLD Partner Award
  • Adam Elsesser
  • Alameda Support Foundation
  • Alameda Welfare Council
  • Andrea Carlise
  • Angie Carmignani
  • Anne Kohler
  • Carolyn Thomas
  • Christy Consler
  • Claudia Page
  • Shum Financial Group
  • Dee Keltner
  • Elaine Kofman
  • Susan Briggs, Flora Family Foundation
  • Heather Little
  • Johanna Roberts
  • Julie Conner
  • Kelly Lux, State Farm
  • Linda Felts
  • Marjorie Follette
  • Mathew Bliven
  • Sandy Hobson
  • Team Schuler, Vivian Ho & Susan Trinh
In-Kindness Award
  • Al Wright, Raintree Studios
  • Amy Crandall, Studio Whitespace
  • Chuck Carlise, American Oak
  • David Kiewlich
  • Drake’s Brewing Company
  • George Phillips & Jean Wagner
  • Lauren Zimmerman Cook
  • Nancy O’Malley & John Vidano
  • Shauna Rosenblum, Rock Wall Wine Company
  • Tim Karas, College of Alameda
Kaye Van Valkenberg Exemplary Service Award
  • Dede Tabor
  • Jeanne Kettles
  • Julie Van Buhler
  • Justine Noonan
  • Kathy Jones
  • Sally Rudloff
  • Vanessa Olivieri
  • Zeina Saad
Dr. Edith Meyers Center Time & Talent Award
  • Arlene Johnson
  • Barbara Bick, Neptune Nature School
  • Christine Bauer
  • Dee Keltner
  • Elaine Giordano
  • HandsOn Bay Area
  • Jennifer & Tim Lee
  • Linda Allen
  • Lynn Perata
  • Monica Haggerty
  • Rob Hopkins
  • Roxanne Le Blanc
  • Wind River
CEO’s Extra Mile Staff Award
  • Annie Anderson
  • Barbara Krummel
Board Service Gratitude Award
  • Christy Consler
  • Heather Little
  • Julie Conner
  • June Allen
  • Luzanne Engh
  • Mathew Bliven

Thank you to our board members, staff, volunteers, donors, parents, and community partners for making Girls Inc. of the Island City a special place for the girls of Alameda!