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.
“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
Berta Campos-Anicetti, North Marin Community Services