Creating positive change doesn't happen overnight. Just ask the seven Palo Alto residents who have been selected as recipients of this year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement awards for pouring their time and energy into projects designed to better the community.
Together, Ruth and George Chippendale, Dexter Dawes, Marion Mandell, Judy Sleeth and Carol and Terry Winograd have dedicated the equivalent of 312 years of public service to advocating for art in the classroom, providing nonprofits with financial expertise, caring for 20 foster children, supporting Palo Alto's Sister City Organization, bringing Jewish and Muslim communities together and more.
Their persistence and unwavering desire to change the status quo has made an impact not only here but across the globe. To honor them, the nonprofit Avenidas and the Palo Alto Weekly will host a garden party at a local home on Sunday, May 21, from 3 to 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 or [email protected]