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Alice Waters, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2006 Community Leadership Awards (The John R. May Award) – for transforming our relationship with food. Through her promotion of sustainable agriculture and the slow food movement, she fights obesity and fosters a clearer understanding of how the natural world sustains us. Alice and the Chez Panisse Foundation’s Edible Schoolyard educates public school children on the importance of growing and cooking fresh, nutritional food.
Bishop William Swing, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2006 Community Leadership Awards (The San Francisco Foundation Award) – for creating a more just and compassionate community. He reaches out across religions and takes risks to push for innovative solutions to social problems. Bishop Swing’s perseverance in fighting homelessness, raising HIV/AIDS awareness, and providing equal access to healthcare has left an indelible imprint on local, national, and international communities.
Dr. Joseph Marshall, Jr., winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2006 Community Leadership Awards (The Robert Kirkwood Award) – for redefining youth violence as a public health issue. By developing violence prevention methodologies and promoting these models nationwide, he influenced the lives of hundreds of young men and women whose mindsets were changed, and futures improved, through their involvement with Omega Boys Club/Street Soldiers.
Michael Morgan, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2006 Community Leadership Awards for making symphonic music essential to the culture of the East Bay community. He is dedicated to minority access to the arts and arts education, visiting 100 schools every year. More than 20,000 public school students received hands-on music education because of Michael’s leadership.
Producer & Director: Sophie Constantinou
MORE About COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP 2006
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.