United Way California Capital Region's Impact Awards.Frances Wisebart Jacobs Award recipient, Pam Stewart (center). Pictured with Stephanie M. Bray and Jim Shetler.The Boje & Price Award for Outstanding Volunteerism recipient, Richard Boje (left). Pictured with Stephanie M. Bray and Jim Shetler.The Boje & Price Award for Outstanding Volunteerism recipient, Stirling Price (left). Pictured with Stephanie M. Bray and Jim Shetler.Women in Philanthropy Member of the Year, Lorrie Wilson (center). Pictured with Stephanie M. Bray and Jim Shetler.Women in Philanthropy Member of the Year, Ruth Miller (center). Pictured with Stephanie M. Bray and Jim Shetler.Young Leaders Society Member of the Year, Lindsey Smith.Cornerstone Award recipient, Nationwide. Pictured (left to right): Jim Shetler, Lindsay Kennedy, Ravneet Sra, Edith Tsui, Stephanie M. Bray and Ramon Jones.

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2015 United Way California Capital Region Impact Awards

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United Way California Capital Region had a great 2015 as we made big strides to accomplish our goals in the areas of financial stability, health, and education. We cannot achieve these goals without the help of our generous supporters, donors, and volunteers.

United Way was very excited to honor these individuals and companies who’ve made it their mission to make a lasting impact in our local communities.

2015 United Way California Capital Region Impact Awards

Frances Wisebart Jacobs Award

The Frances Wisebart Jacobs Awardis presented annually to a community trailblazer who embodies the characteristics of Frances Widebart Jacobs (a founder of United Way), specifically in leadership and philanthropy, and personifies the mission of United Way. The 2015 award was given to Pam Stewart. Pam received the 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 the organization to one of the most successful campaigns in the nonprofit’s history.

Boje and Price Award for Outstanding Volunteerism

The Boje and Price Award for Outstanding Volunteerism was presented to two long-term and steadfast United Way champions, Richard Boje and Stirling Price. Moving forward, this honor will be awarded to a volunteer who exemplifies the work of United Way as an individual volunteer and champion for volunteerism in the community. Stirling and Dick have indeed been the heart and soul of United Way for over fifty years.

Stirling Price first became involved with United Way in 1958. In 1985, he became treasurer, and has served on the finance and administration committee and the Capital Region Foundation. He also is a dedicated volunteer with several other local nonprofits.

Boje also began his relationship with United Way in 1958 and has served as campaign chair, board chair, and on the executive committee. He currently sits on the finance and administration committee and on the Capital Region Foundation Board, among other local nonprofits.

Young Leaders Society Member of the Year

Lindsey Smith was named Young Leaders Society Member of the Year for her work with United Way’s Young Leaders Society to improve the education and health of children in the Sacramento area and grow the presence of the group. She chairs the Young Leaders Society Leadership Council, which is overseeing installation of hydration stations at schools in the Robla School District so more children will have access to drinking water.

Women in Philanthropy Member of the Year

The Women in Philanthropy Member of the Yearis presented annually to a woman who exemplifies the work of United Way within Women in Philanthropy, a United Way action group working towards improving the lives of some of foster youth in our community. The award was presented to Lorrie Wilson and Ruth Miller.

Lorrie and Ruth have made a significant impact on the success and growth of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. Through their generous gift of volunteer time and financial resources, they have gone above and beyond to serve the mission of United Way, the vision of Women in Philanthropy, and the lives of our fellow community members.

Cornerstone Award

Nationwide received United Way’s annual Cornerstone Award for achieving outstanding results in the company’s United Way campaign and making volunteerism and community engagement part of its company culture. Eighty-four percent of Nationwide employees participated in last year’s United Way campaign, raising more than $247,000. The company has sponsored United Way’s last three Day of Caring events, lending 125 volunteers to the event each year.

Congratulations to all of the award winners. Thank you for your continued support!

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