Granite Bay Residents Receive Awards

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SACRAMENTO (December 17, 2021) – David Cable and David Bowen, both of Granite Bay, received the Boje and Price Award for Outstanding Volunteerism from United Way California Capital Region at an evening recognition event held at the California State Railroad Museum in early December. Cable and Bowen serve on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee, and they helped lead the investment of the $10 million gift that the local United Way received from renowned philanthropist MacKenzie Scott last year.

“We are honored to recognize some of the remarkable people who are creating stronger, healthier communities in our region,” said Dr. Dawnté Early, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “Their time, talents and generosity are making our communities brighter. With their support, we have accomplished so much during a difficult year.”

Cable is a former board chair and member of the Board Development Committee and United Way’s foundation Board of Directors. Bowen has served as board treasurer for several years, implementing procedures to strengthen the organization financially.

Several other United Way volunteers and donors received recognition at the event. Dr. Fawzia Keval was named Women United Member of the Year and Laura Rincon was named Young Leaders Society Member of the Year. David Wilson also received the Boje and Price Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. Carolyn Mullins received the Frances Wisebart Jacobs Live United Award, and the Cornerstone Award was given to Health Net for financial giving to United Way.

Amber Lovett, chief resource development and marketing officer for United Way California Capital Region, was honored for 20 years at United Way, including serving as interim president and CEO from March 2021 to November when Early was hired.

For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought local people together to make community change happen. With a mission to build stronger, healthier and more compassionate communities, the local United Way starts at square one: helping every family succeed so their community can too. Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, the local United Way is working to meet its 20-year commitment to significantly reduce poverty in the region by helping kids excel in school, investing in families, creating meaningful partnerships and organizing to lift impacted families. For more information or to make a donation, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org.