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Meet Palo Alto's change-makers

Original post made on May 5, 2017

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.

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Posted by Evelyn Aguon
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

Girl Scouts of Palo Alto appreciate and thank Marion Mandell for all her contributions and dedication to SU601.

Posted by Darice Koo
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 5, 2017 at 3:15 pm

I also want to congratulate Marion Mandell. Marion's generosity has touched thousands of young girls and women's lives through Girl Scouts. I will be forever awestruck with what she accomplishes at the Junior Scout Camporees, the Father-Daughter dances, sing-a-longs, and her work with the sister city program in Palo Alto. She is also the force behind the collection of donated soccer uniforms that are sent off to underprivileged kids in Oaxaca. She is truly an AMAZING woman!! I'm so happy that she is being recognized for all the work she does, tirelessly and with a smile! Thank you Marion, you deserve the recognition ten times over!!

Posted by Joy Wagner
a resident of another community
on May 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm

The names on the picture above are incorrect. George and Ruth Chippendale are on the far right. They are an amazing couple who have stood up for social justice for years and years.

Posted by SallyAnnRudd
a resident of Downtown North
on May 7, 2017 at 6:53 am

Marion Mandell has been a (volunteer) force in Palo Alto Girl Scouts for decades. A selfless person, most leaders drop out of the organization when their own girls graduate, but not Marion! She's been an invaluable support and source of knowledge. And she's still going!! Congratulations Marion, well-deserved recognition for all you have done for longer than I've been alive.

Posted by Indira Selvakumaraswamy
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 7, 2017 at 10:41 am

Truly a Well deserved recognition for Marion Mandell! I am happy to have known her via her association with Girl Scouts and I am constantly awestruck at her energy, inclination and selfless dedication towards Girl Scouts. She has been/is responsible and has lead many, many Girls Scout events. She is undoubtedly a great role model and a fine example of what Girl Scouts and Girl Scouting is all about.

Thank you and Congratulations, Marion!! Keep on going...

Congrats also to all the other recipients for all the tremendous things they have done and are doing! You all are an Inspiration!! We need more of you all in this world..