Lifehouse to Celebrate Outstanding Employees, Community Members & Supportive Businesses at Annual Awards Banquet – Sept. 29

Event has passed (Fri Sep 29, 2017 - Fri Sep 29, 2017)
Embassy Suites Hotel - San Rafael
6-10 p.m.


What: Lifehouse, a Marin County-based nonprofit organization serving people with developmental disabilities, will hold its Annual Awards Banquet to honor our dedicated staff and community members who have been instrumental in the continued success of our programs over the past year. We will also celebrate the personal achievements of the people we serve. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, awards presentation, and dancing with DJ Terri DeLangis.
When: Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA
Cost: $50 per person
Tickets: Please contact 415-526-5300 or [email protected] Reservations are required.
• Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools – Master of Ceremonies
• Nancy Dow Moody, Lifehouse President and CEO

• Lifehouse will host over 350 guests, including the people we serve, staff, community members, families and friends, including the following awardees:

Employer of the Year: Woodlands Market, Sue Santa (Kentfield)
Winery of the Year: Pride Mountain Vineyards, Stuart Bryan (Saint Helena)
Restaurant of the Year: Insalata’s, Heidi Krahling (San Anselmo)
Outstanding Corporate Involvement: Fugazi Travel, Robert Romano (San Francisco)
Extraordinary Community Service: Terra Linda Beauty Salon, Ashy Obergfoll (San Rafael)
Open Arms Award: Tracy Rivkin, Special Olympics (Kentfield)
Volunteer of the Year: Eileen Kilgariff (Novato)
Spirit of Lifehouse Award: Dr. Joseph Spinelli (Fairfield)
Charles L. Martin Award: Stephen Meeker (San Francisco)
Philanthropist of the Year: Peninsula Outreach Programs (POPS), Ursula Miller (Woodland)
Personal Achievement Award: Dante Mazzoleni (Petaluma)
Outstanding Staff Recognition: Guy Maxine, Shelby Gray, Erin Bertulfo, Elizetz Aguirre, Kate O’Connor
• Inspiration Sponsors including Doug Clough & Erin Uesugi and the following awardees:
The Independence Sponsor: All-American Printing Services
Community Sponsors: John Morre & Jane Ferrante, Robert C Placak & Associates Insurance Services, Hub International, and Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce, LLP. Additional support from AXA Advisors.
About Lifehouse:
Lifehouse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that has provided opportunity and independence to individuals with developmental disabilities through life-skills training, community integration, advocacy, referral and information. Lifehouse began as a parent-led effort in 1954 and is now one of the Bay Area’s most respected agencies, improving the quality of life for the people they serve by helping each person become as independent as possible. Services include supported living, independent living homes, intermediate care facilities, individual day support services, assessments, information and referrals, affordable housing advocacy, recreation and vacation travel for adult residents, teen recreation integration programs, autism specialists and in-home support for families. More information about Lifehouse is available at


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