Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Diablo magazine has selected five recipients for its annual Threads of Hope Awards. Sarah Williams of Creative Kindness; Eric Rudney of Las Trampas Inc.; Lorrie Sullenberger of Big Brothers Big Sisters; Dr. Tomás Magaña of Faces for the Future Coalition; and Dr. Gerald Brody of Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland will be honored for their contributions to the East Bay community at a reception on December 6 at the Orinda Theatre. In addition to the reception, the honorees and their organizations will be featured in the December issue of Diablo magazine.
For the past 18 years, Diablo has solicited nominations for exceptional volunteers who give their time to charitable causes in the East Bay for the annual Threads of Hope Awards. After considering each nominee’s length of service, hands-on involvement, and impact on the community, a panel of judges representing East Bay businesses and philanthropic organizations chose five honorees.
The 2012 panel of judges are Stephen Lesher, vice president, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation; Jessica Aguirre, NBC Bay Area’s news anchor and host of Class Action, a weekly show focused on improving the state of education in California; Mark Flower, senior vice president and regional director of Wells Fargo Private Bank; Amy MacEwen, marketing and advertising manager, Oakland Athletics; and Carole Wynstra, vice president of marketing, Walnut Creek Library Foundation, and past president of Diablo Theatre Company.
“Diablo’s 2012 Threads of Hope Awards winners embody the true spirit of the season,” states Barney Fonzi, Group Publisher for Diablo Publications. “These ‘threads’ act as the strengthening ties in our community, making our home a better place for everyone through the generous gift of their time and passion.”
For more information on attendance or the honoree’s participation in the 2013 Threads of Hope, contact general (at) maildiablo (dot) com.
About Diablo Publications For over 30 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 pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom publishing division, DCP, provides complete print and online marketing communications, and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com.