This award is presented to honor an individual or organization that has been a major supporter of the Foundation and has made a significant difference in the community through their charitable contributions and work.
The 2016 Founder's award was given in recognition of the Ogawa Family, Greg, Diane, Katie and Allison.
When Greg Ogawa and Diane Harrison Ogawa were introduced to the Foundation in 1997, we had no idea what a lasting partnership this would become. As emerging community leaders, Greg and Diane were co-chairs of our young donor group, the Future Fund. Their enthusiasm for promoting philanthropy helped to launch an idea that continues today as an inspiring example of collective impact and really fun social partnerships.
Greg and Diane established their endowment fund, the Greg and Diane Harrison Ogawa Family Fund in 2003 from which they will support the community in perpetuity together with their remarkable daughters, Katie and Allison.
Diane served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for three terms, 2007 – 2015 and Chair in 2012. Diane has an inherent leadership ability, she leads by example, always has a positive smile and usually knitting needles at work in her hands.
The Ogawa’s embody the definition of our Founder’s Award and through this honor we sincerely thank them for being our partners.
Past recipients of this award:
Jane and Doug Swift
Paul & Patti Marianetti
Yei Gorham & the Gorham Family
The Clinton P. Anderson Family
The Emanuel Blaugrund Family
Douglas M. Brown
Susanne B. Brown
Roberta Cooper Ramo
Gloria Griffin Mallory