Friday, February 10, 2006
Anyone who has worked at a nonprofit organization knows that volunteers are the backbone of the organization. Whether they are board members who meet once a month or members of the team that meet your mission on a daily basis, volunteers make our organizations a success.
In November, the Community Foundation for San Benito County honored volunteers in the county at a luncheon on National Philanthropy Day. CMAP was there to cover it, so you've got an opportunity to catch it.
The foundation's executive director, Gary Byrne, kicked off the event by welcoming the record-breaking 275 people in attendance who came from 39 county nonprofits. This is the fifth year the foundation has held the event, and it seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.
County Board of Supervisors Chair Reb Monaco, along with Hollister Mayor Robert Scattini and former San Juan Bautista Mayor Arturo Medina, presented a proclamation to the foundation, designating Nov. 15 Philanthropy Day in San Benito County. Marilyn Darby, hostess of the event for the past four years, introduced Brad Pike to official the event."