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Local philanthropy awards program seeks nominees

East Bay Leadership Council accepts nominations until Sept. 5

The East Bay Leadership Council will be honoring good works through its fourth annual Contra Costa/Tri-Valley Philanthropy Awards program. Nominations must be submitted online by Sept. 5.

The nomination must come from a nonprofit organization or have a letter of support from a nonprofit. Organizations are allowed to make multiple nominations.

Award categories include: Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (small, medium, large companies), Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Foundation or Community Grant Maker, Outstanding Collaborative Project, Volunteer of the Year, Next Generation Philanthropist and Lifetime Achievement.

There will be an awards breakfast on Nov. 6 at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville.

A panel representing different parts of the community and government select award winners.

For questions, contact Terry Shoaff at tshoaff@eblcmail.org or call 246-1880.

2013 Philanthropy Award recipients:

* Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (over 500 employees): Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery

* Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (100 to 500 employees): Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Walnut Creek

* Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (1 to 99 employees): Brookfield Residential Northern California, Danville

* Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (1 to 99 employees): Douglah Designs, Lafayette

* Outstanding Philanthropists: Wendy and Earl Dunivan, Pleasant Hill

* Outstanding Foundation or Community Grant Maker: Target Foundation

* Outstanding Foundation or Community Grant Maker: John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund, Walnut Creek/Concord

* Outstanding Collaborative Project: Mount Diablo Beacon Restoration Project, Contra Costa

* Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Deborah Jansen, Lafayette

* Next Generation Philanthropists: Paige Blake and Katie Easterly, Walnut Creek

* Lifetime Achievement: Project Hearth, Contra Costa

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