Natomas Resident Honored By United Way

News Release

January 25, 2016 – Pam Stewart of Natomas was honored by United Way California Capital Region along with six others for their commitment to making a collective impact on the Sacramento region’s education, health and financial stability.

At the recognition event in December, United Way California Capital Region President and CEO Stephanie Bray told the honorees, “Your hard work, dedication and dollars have changed thousands of lives. Because of you, more children at risk of falling behind are learning to read at grade level. Because of you, more children have access to meals through our Healthy Meals program, which removes the barrier of hunger for those children. And, because of you, foster youth and families are connected with education and coaching to achieve their financial and life goals and dreams.”

Stewart received the annual Frances Wisebart Jacobs Award for her longtime service, generosity and passion for the community. As past board chair for United Way and leader of the campaign cabinet, she led United Way to one of the most successful campaigns in the nonprofit’s history.

Other honorees included Richard Bojé and Stirling Price of Carmichael, Ruth Miller of Woodland, Lorrie Wilson of Granite Bay and Lindsey Smith of Sacramento. The company Nationwide, based in the Arden area, also was honored.

 “Think about the power we have to change generations and break the cycle of poverty that too many families in our region face,” Bray said. “By bringing together companies, schools, government and individuals across the region we know that we can bring about that change. We can and will go even bigger to reach thousands more children and families.”

For more than 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought people together to meet pressing needs in the Sacramento region and has changed the lives of hundreds of children, families and adults. Now United Way is mobilizing nonprofits, companies, schools, government and individuals across the region, state and country to make a collective impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To donate or volunteer, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org .