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community DIGEST Morgan Hill Community Foundation 11 th Philanthopy Celebration In COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPISTS AND VOLUNTEERS HONORED AT WINTER 2016 EVENT T he Morgan Hill Community Foundation (MHCF) hosted its 11th Annual Philanthropy Celebration last November at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. The event showcased 33 local philanthropists and volunteers from 28 nonprofits for their outstanding contributions and service to the community. The event’s theme, “Imagine the Possibilities” featured performers from Earth Circus Productions. Event sponsors included: Pacific Gas & Electric Company (Philanthropy Leader); City of Morgan Hill and South Bay Piping Industry (Premier Sponsors); and Abacus Bookkeeping, Anritsu Company, Heritage Bank, Hiland Consulting, Recology South Valley, Santa Clara Valley Contractors Association, Santa Teresa Dental, and the Woodson Family (Spirit of Philanthropy Sponsors). Each year, MHCF awards grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and schools, and serves as a fiscal sponsor to local nonprofits. Grant applications for 2017 w