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Board of Directors Amy Whelan, President Rene Spring, Vice President Michelle McKay, Treasurer Lisa Washington, Secretary Mario Banuelos Rob Christopher David de la Cuesta Janet Leach Bob Lipscomb Peggy Martin Pamala Meador Lee Murphy Jeff Perkins Partner Organization Josh Toch Cerebral Palsy Survivor and Founder of Mind Before Mouth When I was being bullied, it would have meant the world to me to have heard someone say, wherever you want to go in life, it is possible. Grant Recipients: Morgan Hill Community Foundation provided grants in the amount of $16,400 this year. One of this year’s recipients was the DUB Baseball/Software Foundation. Pictured (l-r): Peggy Martin, Tommy George, Janet Librers Leach, Erik Wagle and Doug Porras. brings together the entire community to honor locals who demonstrate a strong commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism, or both. This year’s event, themed “Home Town Heroes,” will be held on November 13th at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Event proceeds go toward grants and scholarships as well as a portion of event costs, which are also covered by corporate sponsors. “The Foundation invites members of the community to nominate candidates, and everyone who is nominated is honored,” Whelan said. The 2015 nomination form is due by September 11, 2015 and is available online at “We keep philanthropy front and center in Morgan Hill, and our November event gives the whole town a chance to come out and celebrate. It’s a great way to finish out one year and get ready for the next,” Whelan said. 24 Morgan Hill Community Foundation At-A-Glance Founded in 2002 More than $550,000 awarded to local non-profits Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Member of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Mission: Grant making, scholarship and fiscal sponsorship services within the Morgan Hill area defined by the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Partnerships: Edward Boss Prado Foundation El Toro Culture and Arts Committee Friends of Morgan Hill Senior Center Kirk’s Kids Mind Before Mouth Morgan Hill Dog Owner’s Group Morgan Hill Sister Cities Mizuho Student Exchange Program Project Roadmap South Valley Athletic Foundation Teachers Aid Coalition GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 Corporate Sponsors: PG&E, Air Systems Foundation Santa Clara Valley Contractors Association South Bay Piping Industry Learn more online: MorganHillCommunityFoundation community-foundation