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Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awardees
Present & Past

 

2016

Honorees will be announced in the coming months. Please check back to see the exciting slate!

2015

Dave Roos
Long-time Hidden Villa friend, veterinarian, and supporter


Kathy Kwan
Local philanthropist advancing education, equity and inclusion, job training, and safety net services


Raj Patel
Award-winning author and activist currently working on Generation Food Project

2014

Abby Ginsberg
Documentary Filmmaker focused on issues of justice


Matt Flannery
Co-founder of Kiva making microlending accessible


Leila Madrone
Roboticist engineer working to make solar more affordable

2013

Audrey Rust
Leader in Open Space Preservation and former president and CEO of Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST)


The Noble and Lorraine Hancock Family
Compassionate philanthropic investors in the next generation through partnerships with nonprofits


Sibella Kraus
Founder of the entrepreneurial nonprofit Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) and local food pioneer

2012

Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein
Pioneers in open-sourced solutions, seed-stage social activists, and founders of Level Playing Field Institute


Rue Mapp
Leaderin initiatives to connect underserved youth to the outdoors and founder of Outdoor Afro


Bill Somerville
Nationally recognized expert on creative philanthropy and innovative safety nets

2011

Susan Ford Dorsey
Family foundation president dedicated to civil transformation and environmental conservation


Sid Espinosa
Mayor of Palo Alto, Director of Corporate Citizenship, specialist in corporate community involvement


Norman Mineta
Formerly U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Commerce, public servant and environmental activist

2010

Susan, Franklin, Katy, David and Kathryn Orr
Leaders in philanthropy, education, and technology with notable civic service records


Chris Bischof and Helen Kim
Co-founders of East-Side College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto


Eboo Patel
Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core

2009

Jim and Becky Morgan
Philanthropy, industry and government leaders. Jim was CEO of Applied Materials; Becky was a State Senator


Richard Louv
Author of Last Child in the Woods and chairman and co-founder of Children and Nature Network


Van Jones
Founder of Green For All; Co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change

2008

Kavita N. Ramdas
President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, focusing on advancing human rights for women


Lisa Sobrato-Sonsini
Established the Sobrato Foundation to work with disadvantaged youth and develop civic leadership


Charles Knowles
Executive Director and co-founder of Wildlife Conservation Network

 

2007

Felicia Markus
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Trust for Public Land


Emily and Jim Thurber
Los Altos residents and dedicated community volunteers with strong connection to social justice


Melineh Avanesian
After School Program Coordinator at Taft School in Redwood City

2005

Delores Huerta
Social activist; Co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez


Nan and Chuck Geschke
Local philanthropists, activists and dedicated community leaders; Chuck is a co-founder of Adobe Systems


Kristina Underdal
Teacher, 4th/5th grade Spanish immersion class at Castro School in Mountain View

2004

Byron Sher
Retiring California State Senator. Leader in local environmental issues


Keith Gutierrez
Redwood Grove naturalist, local environmental education, Native American story teller and teacher


Steven and Michele Kirsch
Philanthropists, community activists. Co-founded a family foundation for environmental health issues

2003

Joan Baez
Renowned folk singer, social activist, community leader with ties to many social justice issues


Bill Johnson and Terri Lobdell
Bill is the publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Terri is a long-time community volunteer


Paul and Liz Nyberg
Community volunteers and publishers of the Los Altos Town Crier

2002

Alice Waters
Founded Chez Panisse Restaurant. Developed The Edible Schoolyard and the slow/local food movement


John Francis
U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador to the World’s Grassroots Communities


George Chippendale
Community volunteer and activist

2001

William McDonough
Internally renowned green/sustainable architect; won the Presidential Medal for Sustainable Architecture


Mary Curtis Davey
Founder of Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District


Marthelia Hargrove
Principal of Constano School in the Ravenswood School District who developed after school care programs

2000

Robert Glenn Ketchum
Award winning landscape photographer dedicated to addressing issues of natural resource management


Cathrine Sneed
Founder of the Garden Project for prisoners in San Francisco County Jail


Bob and Jan Fenwick
Built a home with the goal to bring people together to share ideas and support for nonprofit organizations

1999

Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
Minister and poet respectively, associated with the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco

John and Tashia Morgridge
Educational volunteers; John was the CEO and is now the Chairman of Cisco Systems

Christy Holloway
Leader of environmental groups including Peninsula Open Space Trust, Environmental Volunteers

1998

Michael Pritchard
Comedian and former probation officer dedicated to working with children and teens

Pat and Jim Compton
Volunteers on the boards of local and international environmental preservation organizations

Hon. LaDoris Cordell
Judge and strong community leader; developed many programs for underserved youth

1997

Carl Anthony
Founder, Urban Habitat and former director of Earth Island Institute

Dianne and Regis McKenna
Tireless workers on behalf of children; together spearheaded he County Children’s Shelter campaign

Sharifa Wilson
East Palo Alto Mayor; Co-founder of Children’s Preservation Network

1996

Denis Hayes
Environmental leader who organized the first Earth Day; President of the Bullitt Foundation

Joan, Mel, Bill and Jean Lane
Owners of Sunset Magazine for years; long history of support for environmental and humanitarian causes

Luella and Keith McFarland
Friends of and activists with the Duvenecks; devoted to human justice and environmental causes