April 15, 2010
On April 15, 2010, the Yocha Dehe Community Fund board of directors gathered with its grantees for the 2nd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon. This year, more than 150 people representing more than 80 organizations attended the event at the Tribal Community Center in Brooks, Calif.
Four awards to honor excellence in community service were given during the lunch program. The 2010 recipients include:
- RISE, Inc.
- Short Term Emergency Aid Committee
- Knights Landing Children’s Center
- Yolo Wayfarer Center Christian Mission
Tribal Council Member Mia Durham and Chairman Marshall McKay reaffirmed Yocha Dehe’s longstanding commitment to support the greater community. The Yocha Dehe Community Fund has already surpassed the $18 million mark in grants to nonprofit organizations, schools and social service agencies, primarily in Yolo and Sacramento counties. Chairman McKay also discussed the importance of the Fund’s six core areas of giving:
- Helping People Help Themselves
- Native Health and Wellness
- Native Rights and Tribal Sovereignty
- Steward the Natural Environment
- Art and Culture
“The values of giving and sharing have always been an integral part of who we are as a people, and we intend to continue working for the benefit of this community together with our partners,” said Chairman McKay during his address to the luncheon guests.