About the 2010 Celebration
On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, more than 500 people joined us in celebrating The San Francisco Foundation 2010 Community Leadership Awards. During this celebration, we also presented the Koshland Young Leader Awards, which recognize high school juniors who are leaders in their communities.
Dr. Washington Burns, executive director of the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, for working tirelessly to meet the needs and better the lives of West Oakland residents. A retired pathologist, Dr. Burns is at the heart of PJCCE’s health and human services, education, literacy, arts, and cultural programs for residents of all ages. A trusted community organizer and partner, he inspires others to narrow disparities in health and social services access and to strengthen their own community.
In the spirit of The San Francisco Foundation Award, made to an individual demonstrating exemplary commitment to improving human relations in the Bay Area.
Anna Halprin, choreographer, for pioneering the post-modern dance movement. For more than 60 years, she has been a seminal force in dance and music and has developed and performed dances that teach, inspire, heal, and transform. Her creativity and experimentation break the walls between art and life, creating opportunities for generations of artists.
In the spirit of the Helen Crocker Russell Award, made to an under-recognized, mature artist who has made a significant and ongoing contribution in the Bay Area.
Sylvia Rosales-Fike, founder, president, and chief executive officer of AnewAmerica Community Corporation, for spearheading social and economic development opportunities and policies that empower immigrants and strengthen their essential place in our society. Her innovative, passionate, and collaborative spirit enables immigrants to bring their own families out of poverty, through organizations she founded including CARECEN Washington D.C., Community Bank of the Bay, and AnewAmerica.
In the spirit of the Robert C. Kirkwood Award, made to an individual in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment, and inspired leadership.
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, for transforming neighborhoods by creating new economic opportunities for low-income communities. Its innovative projects weave together housing, economic development, and historic preservation, reaching deep into the diverse communities it serves.
In the spirit of the John R. May Award, made for organizational initiatives in response to a significant contemporary problem.