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Volunteers, donors honored at Philanthropic Day

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Madeline Brattesani, left, is honored for her volunteer work at the Davis Art Center by Erie Vitiello, the Art Center's executive director. Courtesy photo

Volunteers and donors were in the spotlight at the Yolo Community Foundation’s annual Yolo County Philanthropy Day celebration in November.

“This is the seventh year that we have been holding this event, which allows nonprofit agencies in Yolo County to publicly honor their volunteers and donors,” said Mary Stephens DeWall, past president of the foundation. “People giving their time and money in Yolo County is one of the things that make this such a rich and diverse region in which to live.”

* The Davis Art Center honored Madeline Brattesani, who as a board member, treasurer and now as chairwoman of the Finance Committee has worked tirelessly on DAC’s major fundraiser, the annual Holiday Sale. Brattesani also is a generous financial contributor and participant at DAC events.

The Davis Art Center is a multidisciplinary arts education center providing classes, exhibits, events and other programs for Davis and the regional community.

* The Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County recognized Dick Luna of De Luna Jewelers of Davis, who has donated the raffle grand prize for the annual Concilio scholarship fundraiser for the past 13 years. This year, 55 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors throughout the county.

* CommuniCare Health Center honored the contributions of the Hansen family in honor of their parents, Dr. Bob Hansen and Suzanne Hansen, who worked to promote a healthy community for all in Yolo County through their volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy.

Their children have continued their parents’ legacy of promoting health in Woodland and Yolo County by making a significant donation to help build CommuniCare’s new health center in Woodland.

* The West Sacramento Foundation was honored by Yolo Community Foundation as its Philanthropist of the Year. Since 1988 the West Sacramento Foundation has supported residents’ activities in the areas of health, sports, arts education and community organization.

* Capay Valley Vision recognized Sue Heitman, a founding member of the organization, who recognized the value and need for commitment and involvement to preserve the sense of place and quality of life in the Capay Valley.

* The Yolo Food Bank honored Misbah Husain with a special award to recognize his extraordinary commitment to hunger relief in Yolo County.

* The Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors (STARS), a nonprofit for volunteers ages 50 and over, honored Volunteer Commander Jim Haney.

* Yolo Reads, a program run by the Yolo County Library, recognized Darlene Coppersmith, who helped her learner pass the citizenship test and is now helping her pursue a GED.

* Soroptimist International of Woodland thanked Tom Vinci of the 1980s band Superlicious and TeleSound for helping raise $20,000 over the past few years.

* The Woodland Schools Foundation honored Christy Hayes, owner of Kitchen428 and Mojo Lounge, for her coordination of the successful Winefest fundraiser.

* Ark Preschool recognized the substantial financial contribution by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation over the past several years.

The mission of the Yolo Community Foundation is to promote charitable giving in Yolo County. It gives scholarships to Yolo County high school seniors who have worked with nonprofit agencies, sponsors Philanthropy Day and supports the efforts of nonprofit agencies in Yolo County.

For more information, call 530-312-0593 or visit www.yolocf.org.

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