Archive for Non Profit

Susan G. Komen Central Valley Celebrates 15 Years of Race for the Cure on Saturday

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Susan G. Komen Central Valley is inviting all local residents to limber up and participate in the 15th annual Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure, a fundraiser taking place at Fresno State this Saturday, Oct. 26 that allows Komen to continue its mission of battling breast cancer. Thousands will gather [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – May Gnia Her – United Way of Fresno County

Oct 11, 2013 No Comments

May Gnia Her was born in the Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand and immigrated with her family to Fresno, California in the early 1980s. The sixth of nine children, Her lived with her family and grew up in West Fresno. Calling Fresno her home, Her is a graduate of Edison High School and received [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Gretchen Moore – Downtown Fresno Partnership

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments

Gretchen Moore arrived in Fresno in 2012 by way of Cleveland, Ohio. She is a fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The fellowship program is one component of the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) program, a federal initiative that aims to strengthen neighborhoods, cities, and regions by enhancing the [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Jody Ketcheside – Turning Point of Central California

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments

Jody Ketcheside has lived in Fresno for 20 years.  She has a  bachelor’s of science degree in criminology with a victimology option, and has been  working with homeless populations, including chronically homeless,  homeless youth, homeless families, and survivors of human trafficking for 14 years. Ketcheside began working with at risk youth in group homes, moved [...]

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Clovis Fall Fest and Business Resource Fair is Oct. 17

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The event where “business is done” has undergone a rebranding. The Clovis Advantage Trade Show, a premiere networking event put on by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce twice a year, is now being called Clovis Fall Fest and Business Resource Fair, and will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4 – 7 p.m. [...]

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Kim Kaiser Appointed Board President of Susan G. Komen Central Valley

Sep 20, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – After a year as a volunteer for Susan G. Komen Central Valley, Kim Kaiser has accepted the top leadership role in the local nonprofit. In her position as board president, Kaiser wants to extend Susan G. Komen Central Valley’s footprint, and increase their presence in surrounding areas.  She said that required substantial fundraising [...]

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Leadership Visalia Announces Next Class

Sep 16, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA - A total of 18 talented future leaders have been chosen to represent the 2013–2014 Visalia Chamber of Commerce in its flagship program, Leadership Visalia.  Members of the 28th Leadership Visalia class are as follows: Sandi Bennett, Artis & Co. CPA’s Rodney Blaco, Tulare County District Attoney’s Office Leslie Blair, City of Visalia, Community Development Engineering Mary [...]

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Leadership Visalia Class Recognized for Efforts to Promote Child Safety

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA – On May 25, 2013 the Leadership Visalia class of 2013 organized Fingerprint Visalia, an event in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s 2013 Take 25 Campaign. More than 1,800 communities hosted unique events as part of the National Missing Children’s Day this year. Leadership Visalia received a letter of [...]

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Susan G. Komen Central Valley Announces ’15 Faces for 15 Races’

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO  – Susan G. Komen Central Valley has announced its “15 Faces for 15 Races” for the 15th annual Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure, coming to Fresno State on Oct. 26. The 15 individuals, who will be showcased at this year’s Race for the Cure, are some of the most recognized [...]

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2013 Community Health Champion Awards Recipients Announced

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The West Fresno Family Resource Center has singled out and announced three honorees for its annual fundraiser “This is Your Life of Service:  A Tribute to Community Health Champions.” The three award recipients are Dr. Dominic Dizon with UCSF Fresno; Stephen W. Schilling, chief executive officer with Clinica Sierra Vista; and Sharon Johnson, [...]

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Play House Raffle to Benefit EPU Children’s Center

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A special play house outside of Whole Foods Market Fresno has been getting a lot of attention from people passing by. Those who are curious enough have even entered the store and learned that the play house will be raffled off at the end of August, with all of the proceeds from the [...]

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Madera Chamber Announces 2013 Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Aug 13, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – The Madera Chamber of Commerce has announced its distinguished slate of recipients for the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’ outstanding list of honorees to be recognized are: Ronn Dominici (Retired – Madera County Board of Supervisor & CHP), Steve Frazier (Papa Murphy’s Pizza), Aftab A. Naz, M.D., Marilyn Wibbenhorst (Retired owner, – [...]

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Businesses Signing Up for UCP Day

Aug 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – United Cerebral Palsy of Central California has started a movement known as UCP Day, an internal employee-based awareness and fundraising program for businesses, and is currently signing up businesses and organizations across the Central Valley to participate. About 25 of them have already made a commitment to be involved in the fundraiser.  The [...]

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Susan G. Komen Central Valley’s Inaugural Pink Bag Social a Hit

Jul 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Last night in Fresno was referred to as “Ladies’ Night Out,” as Susan G. Komen Central Valley presented its first-ever Pink Bag Social. Roughly 100 women (and a small number of men) filled the Skyroom Lounge in the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown for an evening of socialization, hors d’oeuvres, and perhaps more importantly, [...]

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Former President of the Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce Dies

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Former president of the Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce Reynold L. Johnson passed away last Sunday at the age of 76. Born in Hope, Arkansas on June 24, 1937 into a family of 10 children, he moved to Fresno and graduated from Edison High School. He started his first two businesses at 18 [...]

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Fresno EDC’s BEAR Breakfast is Friday

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The next semi-annual BEAR Breakfast, presented by the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County, is being held this Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Dining Garden. The focus of the morning will be “Economic Impact of Healthcare in the Valley.”  Presenters will include Dr. David Hawkins, provost and dean [...]

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Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Unveils New Logo

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau unveiled a new logo featuring more graphics and vivid colors Wednesday. The new logo is meant to capture people’s attention by using an iconic image from Yosemite National Park. “We wanted to have a logo that quickly grabbed people’s attention as today’s society zeroes in on images more [...]

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Foster Youth to Benefit from Big B.A.N.G. Weekend

Jul 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Celebrity football players will team up this weekend for the inaugural Big B.A.N.G. (Building A New Generation) Weekend, which will benefit roughly 30 foster kids under the care of the Keeping Youth Journeying Onward (KYJO) Foster Family Agency. The weekend kicks off with the Celebrity Bowling Challenge this Friday evening at AMF Sierra [...]

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Susan G. Komen Central Valley to Host Inaugural Pink Bag Social

Jul 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – July 18 is now being referred to as a “Ladies’ Night Out,” as Susan G. Komen will host its inaugural Pink Bag Social in the Holiday Inn Skyroom Lounge in downtown Fresno, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free to the public, and in addition to complimentary hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar and [...]

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Downtown Academy Application Period Ends Sunday

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The deadline for applications for the next Downtown Academy, a collaboration between Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals (FLYP), the City of Fresno and the Downtown Fresno Partnership, is this Sunday. 30 students will go through the 11-month course, which will connect them with business and community leaders interested in further solidifying a thriving downtown [...]

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