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20 NCG Members Honored at Corporate Philanthropy Awards

Monday, July 25, 2016

Last Thursday, NCG once again partnered with the San Francisco Business Times to present their 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Awards & Summit. The event honored the Top 83 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists, 20 of which were NCG members. These 20 members made a combined contribution of $147.96 million in cash contributions to the Bay Area in addition to in-kind gifts and volunteering.  

Northern California Grantmakers CEO Ellen LaPointe presented the first of the Beyond the Check awards of the morning — the Collective Impact in Education Award — to Wareham Development, Bayer and California State University East Bay.

This private-public partnership is focused on using multiple strong programs to expand Bay Area access to STEM education. 

NCG is proud to acknowledge our honored members, with three of them in The Fab Five. Join us in congratulating them!


2. The Sobrato Organization

"Sobrato promotes economic opportunity by supporting career pathways to sustainable jobs that allow more people in the Valley to pursue their dreams. And we're investing in social sector leadership and high-impact nonprofits. Our nonprofit centers provide rent-free office space to 71 nonprofit organizations and a free meeting space and conference space to nonprofit organizations throughout Silicon Valley. We're honored to support so many amazing organizations working to ensure that everyone in Silicon Valley has the opportunity to drive innovation." - Rick Williams, CEO, Sobrato Family Foundation


3. Wells Fargo & Co.

"I am passionate about the work Wells Fargo does to support the development of affordable housing — from supporting nonprofit affordable housing developers, to participating in creative solutions to advocacy," says Randy Chun, [pictured far left with Mario Diaz (right), Vice President at the Wells Fargo Foundation]

"...volunteering is a key value at Wells Fargo, and I am glad that many of my colleagues are making a difference in people's lives as well." - Marios Diaz


5. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

"As the Bay Area's economy grows, one of the most urgent challenges facing our communities is the need for increased economic opportunity for all. JPMorgan Chase is committed to leveraging the full range of our firm's capabilities — our people, capital, expertise, technology and relationships — to create meaningful and sustainable impact in our local neighborhoods." - Georgette Bhathena, Executive Director for the Western Region for Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase


6. Cisco Systems Inc.

7. Bank of America Corp.

8. PG&E Corp. 

10. Genentech Inc.

16. Oracle

17. eBay

18. Levi Strauss & Co.

20. MUFG Union Bank

22. Bank of the West

23. Gap Inc.

25. Charles Schwab Corp.

30. Microsoft Corp.

32. The Clorox Company

39. McKesson Corp.

43. CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer

54. Vodafone Americas

59. Bank of Marin

Following the awards presentation, Ellen co-moderated the Executive Panel: Bold Giving Strategies with The San Francisco Business Times Publisher, Mary Huss.  

The panel featured:

NCG Members 

  • Raymond J. Baxter, PhD , SVP, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy; President, Kaiser Permanente International, Kaiser Permanente
  • Susan Hirsch, Founder & CEO, Hirsch and Associates
  • Seth Jaffee, SVP & general Counsel, Levi Strauss & Co.

as well as:

  • Rob Acker, CEO ,
  • Justin Steele, Principal,
  • Anne Wilson, CEO, The United Way of the Bay Area