Diablo Magazine Announces 2013 Threads of Hope Award Nominations

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Diablo magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Threads of Hope Awards. For the past 18 years, Diablo has invited readers to nominate exceptional volunteers who work for charitable causes in the East Bay. Nomination forms can be found at diablomag.com/threads and will be accepted until July 1, 2013.

The Threads of Hope Awards ceremony, held in December, recognizes outstanding individuals who selflessly give their time to help others and in doing so, strengthen the fabric of our community. 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 chooses these honorees. Diablo magazine expects more than 350 community and business leaders to attend the ceremony.

“We look forward to our Threads of Hope Awards every year as a way to thank those who make it their mission to make the community a better place,” states Barney Fonzi, Group Publisher for Diablo Publications. “These individuals are the strengthening ties in our community.”

This year’s judging panel will consist of Jessica Aguirre, NBC Bay Area’s weeknight news anchor and host of Class Action, a weekly show about education; Mark Flower, 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; Amy MacEwen, Marketing & Advertising Manager at the Oakland Athletics; and Carole Wynstra, Board President of Diablo Theatre Company.

Last year’s recipients included 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.

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


Dave Reik
Diablo Publications

Dave Reik
Diablo Custom Publishing

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