Achievement is often measured in dollars and cents, in CVs that go on for pages, in titles bestowed and power attained.
But the seven people honored with this year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement awards measure their greatest accomplishments by the lives they've transformed, the community ties that they've helped strengthened and the hopes that have been re-born.
By the world's standards, they are accomplished professionals in architecture, business, education, technology and government. But as the following profiles reveal, their own standards center on rich relationships and the satisfaction of seeing hard work on behalf of others pay off.
Congratulations to this year's Lifetimes honorees: Bill Busse, Martin Deggeller, Judy Koch, Dick and Jerry Smallwood, and James and Emy Thurber. To celebrate them and their lives well-lived, the nonprofit Avenidas and the Palo Alto Weekly will host a garden party at a local home on Sunday, May 15, 3-5 p.m.
Tickets for this public event are $75, with proceeds benefiting Avenidas' programs for older adults throughout the area.Tickets can be purchased by contacting Avenidas at 650-289-5445, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting avenidas.org, where additional information about the awards can also be found.
Click on the links below to read about this year's Lifetimes of Achievement awards honorees: