Community Leadership 2007
ABOUT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP 2007
Alonzo King, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2007 Community Leadership Awards (the Helen Crocker Russell Award). Alonzo redefined classical ballet and builds community through his commitment to dance. His racially diverse company transformed the dance scene and our collective perception of dance by combining cultural traditions with classical ballet. His striking and creative performances exhilarate audiences around the world.
Arnold Perkins, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2007 Community Leadership Awards (the San Francisco Foundation Award). Arnolds broad experiences reflect his passion to build and strengthen community spirit. Through his lifelong commitment to the Bay Area, Arnold has mentored hundreds of African American men and challenged them to be leaders in their own right. His diverse and inspired leadership creates positive change in the health of underserved communities locally and throughout the world.
Eva Paterson, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2007 Community Leadership Awards (The San Francisco Foundation Award). Eva has empowered thousands of people to make their voices heard in the critical civil rights struggles of our times. Evas passionate and longtime commitment to advancing social and racial justice through law and public policy, communications and the arts, and alliance building has had a profound local and national impact. Her vision, coalition building, and tenacity have not only won landmark cases, but have raised the visibility and impact of the justice movement to change the very fabric of our society.
Jane Garcia, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2007 Community Leadership Awards (the Robert C. Kirkwood Award). Jane’s visionary advocacy reflects the cultures and languages of patients and has advanced the national, state, and regional public health agenda. Under Jane’s dynamic leadership, La Clínica de la Raza grew from a storefront clinic to a national model of multilingual and multicultural access to healthcare. More than 20 sites provide crucial healthcare and empowerment to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents across the Bay Area.
Swords to Plowshares, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2007 Community Leadership Awards (the John R. May Award). Swords to Plowshares is a critical center of support, advocacy, and services for war veterans. It has successfully transitioned from its origins serving Vietnam War veterans to now accommodating all veterans, including those from the current Iraq War. As a leading advocate for homeless and low-income veterans, it transforms national policy and provides comprehensive services, including counseling, employment programs, housing, and legal assistance.
Producer & Director: Sophie Constantinou
MORE About COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP 2007
The San Francisco Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership makes a significant impact in Bay Area communities. This work may confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities.
For the past 12 years, Citizen Film has created short documentaries distilling these extraordinary stories into resonant documentary films. These productions premiere at the San Francisco Foundation’s annual Community Leadership Awards, an evening of food, fun and film for the entire Bay Area community. Organizations and their leaders then utilize those films for years as a way to communicate the need for and impact of their work.
Please visit http://sff.org/programs/awards-programs/community-leadership-awards/ for more information.