The 2013 honorees are Dr. Tom Fiene, community physician, diagnostician and teacher; Ben and Ruth Hammett, both environmental benefactors and active community volunteers; education advocate Al Russell; Judith Steiner, former executive director of Hidden Villa and the founder of Innovative Housing on the Peninsula; and Peninsula-famous landscape architect Katsy Swan, who designed the gardens at the Stanford University Medical Center.
The honorees will be celebrated at a public reception Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in a private garden in Palo Alto. The event is sponsored by Avenidas, Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online.
Tickets can be purchased for $75 by contacting Avenidas at 650-289-5445 or online at www.avenidas.org. Proceeds from the reception help fund programs offered at Avenidas, which serves seniors and their families.