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Threads of Hope Honorees

2018
Carol Gilliland, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing
Gary Guarisco, Safe Refuge for Children and Families
Anna Lijphart, Oasis Legal Services
Lisa Sweet, Sweet Beginnings Family Resource Center
Chau Yoder, Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area

2017
Kitty Cole, STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Ruth McCahan, Lamorinda Village
Lee Stimmel, Blue Water Foundation
Aaliyah Washington, Christmas in Richmond
Kristi Yamaguchi, Always Dream Foundation, Steven J. Rivera Visionary Award Recipient

2016
Sister Ann Weltz, Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Steven J. Rivera Visionary Award Recipient
Joseph Hui, Adopt A Family Bikes
Stephen Vogt, School of Imagination
Fran and Vic Smith, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Bryan Ware, The Crayon Initiative

2015
Laura Graham and Riley Glasson, 1closet
David Smith, Rossmoor Fund
Carol Weyland Conner, White Pony Express
Gaby Ghorbani, Pledge to Humanity
Elaine Taylor, The Taylor Family Foundation, Steven J. Rivera Visionary Award Recipient

2014
Tony and Elaine La Russa, Animal Rescue Foundation, Steven J. Rivera Visionary Award Recipient
Margaret Dixon, Oakland Police Activities League
Jane Emanuel, Arts Education and Crisis Center
April Rovero, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Zachary Smith, Alzheimer's advocate
Neil Stratton, Contra Costa Kops for Kids

2013
Robert Pack, The Troy and Alana Pack Foundation
Lisa Monroe, Camp Okizu
Lou Bordisso, Early-onset Alzheimer's advocate
Bonnie Waters, Cancer Support Community
Janet Herman, All-Stars swim program
Bob Hammer, Have a Ball Foundation
Dave and Lori Sanson, HomeAid Northern California
Sandra J. Wing, Healing Therapies Foundation
Steven J. Rivera, Diablo Publications, Steven J. Rivera Visionary Award Recipient

2012
Sarah Williams, Creative Kindness
Tomás Magaña, Faces for the Future Coalition
Eric Rudney, Las Trampas, Inc.
Gerald Brody, Children's Hospital Oakland
Lorrie Sullenberger, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

2011
Sheilah Fish, Earth Team Environmental Network
Lisa Klein, Loved Twice
Madison and Mackinsey Mascali, Packs with Love
Sam Sirott, California Cancer and Research Institute Help Desk
Doug Stewart, Pacheco/Martinez Homeless Outreach

2010
Melanie Buerke, SonRise Equestrian Foundation
Bill Cain, Rebuilding Together East Bay North
John Coward and Dave Henderson, 5 Dollar A Month Club
Cindy Everson, P.A.R. 4 Kids’ Sake
Susan Grey Mason, Blankies for Grown-ups

2009
Zarohee Attinello, Christmas Parties for Families in Need
Janet and Jim Frazier, Network of Care, a project of the Stephanie Frazier Memorial Foundation
Barbara Gorin, Guitars Not Guns
Mary Lou Laubscher, Monument Community Partnership Gardens Action Team
Gabby Wilson, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

2008
Justin Batchellor, Operation Lamorinda Soldier
Nick Horn, Wardrobe for Opportunity
Ellen Kalm, George Mark Children’s House
Sylvia Moon, Open Heart Kitchen
Leslie Noel, Peter Pan Foundation

2007
Mary Ann Hannon, Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness East Bay Regional Park District
Scott Hein, Save Mount Diablo
Carl Hopkins, Conflict Resolutions Program Center for Human Development
Liz Lamach, Matteo’s Dream A Playground for Children of ALL Abilities
Daphne Miller, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

2006
Judy Adler, LifeGarden
Larry Byrne, Continental Little League
Caren Furrer, Comfort for Kids, a program of Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa
Reverend Canon Carl B.Gracely, Pastoral Care Services, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
Brian Kirking, Alameda County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
Krista Radojevich, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

2005
Jim Alcorn, Contra Costa Police Athletic Association, Kops for Kids
Marjorie Allendorph, Walnut Creek Auxiliary, Children’s Home Society
Joyce E. Ferrante, We Care Services for Children
Carla Koren, Junior League of Oakland-East Bay
Francesca Tenconi, Children’s Skin Disease Foundation

2004
Jeri Foster, Wardrobe for Opportunity
The Thrift Station/Friends of Discovery Counseling Center
Elaine Taylor, The Taylor Family Foundation

2003
Sandy Burns, Court Appointed Special Advocates
Ron Evens, Friends Outside, Marsh Creek Detention Facility
Alexandra Matteucci-Perkins, Joseph Matteucci Foundation for Youth Non-Violence
Don Porcella, Clay Arts Guild, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education
Danielle Rehr-Davis, Danielle’s Teen Foundation 

2002
Katherine Eaneman, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Raymond Egbert, John Muir National Historic Site
Gloria Hill, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Steve and Julie Raleigh, Diablo Valley Women’s League
Barbara Van Slyke, Pleasanton Senior Center

2001
Faith Fancher, Friends of Faith
Gray Wiley, Project Second Chance
Myke Judd, Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center
Bob and May Nitzberg, Diablo Valley Aids Center
Jim Conneally, We Care Services for Children 

2000
Newell Arnerich, Discovery Counseling Center
Maddy Ascencio, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Art and Betty Howe, Special Olympics (SAFER)
Max Repstad, Children’s Hospital Oakland
Tri-Valley Haven Sexual Assault Response Team

1999
Brenda Wilson, Bay Area Steppers Friends of Discovery Thrift Station Volunteers
Carolyn Turpin, Contra Costa County Crisis Center
Vince Garcia, Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, Frederic Ozanam Women’s Alcoholic Recovery Home Center
Tamarah Lucio, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training, National Institute of Art & Disabilities

1998
Ewa Gryko, Newborn Connections
General Isaiah Muhammad, Volunteers in Probation 
Dr. Robert Frantz, Interplast
Joanne Taylor, Youth Homes Auxiliary
Mike Fotheringham, Bedford Gallery Advisory Council

1997
Sally McGredy, Contra Costa County Social Services, Foster Care Division, The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Contra Costa County 
Jay Patton, Volunteers in Probation, Mentoring Youth at Risk 
Virginia Deaton, Widows and Widowers Network
 Danny Huebner, Habitat for Humanity
Jan de Urioste, Wardrobe for Opportunity

1996
Kim Radabaugh, Family Stress Center 
Vera Ginsburg, Genard AIDS Foundation 
Jan Erickson, Las Trampas Inc.
Ellen Schwartz, Healing Our Nation from Violence
Jug Javorski, Contra Costa County Crisis Center­

1995
Mary Perez, Christmas For Everyone, Teens Who Care
Shirley Jacks, English tutoring for immigrant students
Dan and Nancy Harrington, Books for the Barrios 
Rick Sara, Concord Homeless Shelter 
Pam Romo, Friends of the Creeks 
Beverly Pincus and Bonnie Johnson, Check It Out

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