Marin Charitable’s annual grant ceremony was held on Feb. 13 in Novato. The organization distributed $180,000 in grants to 54 agencies serving over 9,000 children in Marin. Pictured (above, left to right) are Kendra Pollack of Growth Circles, Hallicue Hanna, Filomena Spero of Bridge the Gap, guest speaker Felecia Gaston from Performing Stars and Jan McDougal of Growth Circles.
The Marin Charitable grantees serve school-aged children in the areas of critical support, education and enrichment. Pictured (above, top) are all the grantees, (above middle, left to right) grantees Jane Kramer of Enriching Lives through Music, Emily Maloney of Canal Alliance, Marin Charitable grants committee co-chairs Jennifer Forbeck and Tracy Barsotti, (above bottom, left to right) Kelly McRae and Stephanie Williams of North Marin Community Services with grant committee member Tuyen Bonneau. -Photos by Glen Graves
No One Eats Alone Day was celebrated on Feb. 14 by Marin students along with students at 92 schools in the Bay Area and middle and high schools across the country. The event is one of many ways Beyond Differences, a student-led organization, helps make sure that no middle or high school student suffers social isolation. Pictured (above top, left to right) are Beyond Differences high school teen board members Lily Leone, Hana Lefferts and Jack Jacobs. Pictured (above bottom, left to right) are Berit Pigott, Ellie Kennedy, and Emma Sixta-Jacob. They are all WEB leaders, which stands for Where Everybody Belongs. -Photos courtesy of Mike Wolpert