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Heart of Marin winners gather at the 31st annual awards ceremony Jan. 11 at the Marin Center. Photo by Rob Devincenzi

  Every day, passionate individuals dedicate their work to advancing our communities. Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership and presenting sponsor Bank of Marin honored local leaders and their causes at the Heart of Marin Awards — the largest volunteer and nonprofit recognition event in Marin County — on Jan. 11 at the Marin Center. Heart of Marin recognizes, celebrates and shares the stories of outstanding nonprofit volunteers, leaders and organizations who continue to serve the critical needs of our community.

Giving Marin Partner Ghilotti Bros. Inc. President Mike Ghilotti accepts the Heart of Marin Award for Corporate Community Service.
Photo by Sara Moseley

   “Each year our community has an opportunity to recognize the work of businesses, nonprofits and volunteers at the Heart of Marin Awards luncheon,” said Linda Jacobs, CVNL CEO. 

   Now in its 31st year, CVNL distributed $35,000 to award recipients and honored all nominees at the awards luncheon before a crowd of approximately 400 people.





2023 Heart of Marin Award winners

Corporate Community Service

Ghilotti Bros. Inc.

Volunteer of the Year

Mike Wing, Call of the Sea

Excellence in Board Leadership

Dr. Colleen Arnold, Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center

Excellence in Innovation

NAMI Marin Inc. CBT Workshop

Youth Volunteers of the Year

Surabhi Chinta, The Marine Mammal Center

Ryder Lariviere, Boy Scouts of America

Kate Van Hooser, ExtraFood

Marcos Vega, Youth Transforming Justice

Olivia Villanova, Becca’s Closet

Excellence in Leadership

Chandre Alexandre, Community Action Marin

Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California

Lifetime Achievement

Berta Campos-Anicetti, North Marin Community Services


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