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COMMUNITY OF GILROY PORCHFEST GILROY This enjoyable event has been held on the third Saturday in September each year since its inception in 2014. It is funded by community donations. Musicians are invited to play on the porches of selected homes throughout a specific downtown area. Audience members return year after year to enjoy a wide range of music ranging from accordion players to rock and roll and blues. Information regarding next year's event can be found on their website: porchfestgilroy.org. MORGAN HILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY DINNER 2018 Honorees Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists Air for Paws: Jan Dean All Animal Rescue & Friends: Laura Gonzalez American Association of University Women: Jenny Redfern Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley: Craig Waterman City of Morgan Hill: Mayor Steve Tate City of Morgan Hill Youth Action Council: Gisselle Rodriguez Community Law Enforcement Foundation: Craig van Keulen CordeValle Youth Golf Foundation: Lorraine Barke Edward Boss Prado Foundation: Geri Giorgetti Healthier Kids Foundation: Rosy Bergin Italian Catholic Federation #435: John Sorci Learning and Loving Education Center: Sister Rachela Silvestri, DC RN Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill: Shirlee LoCicero Lewy Body Dementia Awareness and Research: Robin Shepherd Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce: Dan Keith Morgan Hill Community Foundation: Friends of the MH Senior Center Morgan Hill Downtown Association: Cliff Dennet Morgan Hill Historical Society: Leah DeLane Morgan Hill Public Library: Nicholas Borina Morgan Hill Sister Cities: Pier Antoniucci and Amy Whelan Pine Ridge Association: Uniformed Volunteers at Henry Coe State Park Poppy Jasper International Film Festival: L. Mattock Scariot Rotary Club of Morgan Hill: Rachel Hill San Martin Chamber of Commerce: Connie Ludewig South Valley Symphony: Christine Hopwood 40 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN 13th Annual Philanthropy Dinner Recipients The Morgan Hill Community Foundation (MHCF) welcomed a wide range of philanthropists and volunteers to be honored at this year’s annual philanthropy celebration, held on November 9th, at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. This year’s theme was, “Celebrating People & Philanthropy in Our Community,” and focused attention on the people who make such an important difference to the nonprofit organizations that they support. MHCF showcased each honoree equally for outstanding contributions, exemplifying generosity, selflessness and, sometimes, sacrifice. Honorees come from any nonprofit in Morgan Hill that wishes to honor a person, company or group that has made a significant contribution to the nonprofit in the current calendar year. A participating nonprofit may select its honoree based on many possible reasons, including a person/group has volunteered for many hours or provided financial support. The nonprofits determine the criteria appropriate for its group, thereby making it a fair consideration no matter how small or large the nonprofit is. december 2018-january 2019 gmhtoday.com