Diablo Magazine Announces 2011 Threads of Hope Award Recipients

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Diablo magazine has selected six recipients for its annual Threads of Hope Awards: Sam Sirott of the California Cancer and Research Institute help desk in Pleasant Hill, Lisa Klein of Oakland-based Loved Twice, Doug Stewart of Pacheco/Martinez Homeless Outreach, Madison and Mackinsey Mascali of Danville-based Packs With Love, and Sheilah Fish of EarthTeam in Berkeley. All award recipients will all be honored at a private reception on December 6, 2011, at the Orinda Theatre.

For the past 16 years, Diablo has invited readers to nominate exceptional volunteers working for charitable causes in the East Bay for the annual Threads of Hope Awards. After careful consideration of each nominee’s dedication of service, hands-on involvement, and overall impact on the community, a panel of judges representing East Bay businesses and philanthropic organizations chose these six honorees.

The Threads of Hope Awards ceremony recognizes outstanding individuals who selflessly give their time to help others, and in doing so, strengthen the fabric of our community. Diablo magazine expects more than 300 community and business leaders to attend the 2011 Threads of Hope Awards ceremony.

This year’s judging panel consisted of Jessica Aguirre, NBC Bay Area’s weeknight news co-anchor and host of Class Action, a weekly show about education; Mark Flowers, senior vice president and regional director of Wells Fargo The Private Bank; Stephen Lesher, vice president of the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, and manager of sustainable development at Shell Oil Company; Karla McCormick, program director of the Volunteer Center of the East Bay; and Carole Wynstra, board president of Diablo Theatre Company.

About Diablo Publications

For over 32 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Arts, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasure of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com or dcpubs.com.


Dave Reik
Diablo Publications