Congratulations to all the Heart of Napa Nominees. Tug McGraw is Honored to be among you!

Updated: Apr 7


Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership has announced nominees for the sixth annual Heart of Napa Awards. Heart of Napa supports the local Napa nonprofit sector, giving $22,500 to Napa organizations and the committed individuals who serve them. A virtual awards ceremony is planned March 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Awards are sponsored by area groups, and Bank of Marin is a presenting sponsor. This year’s Heart of Napa Awards will be going virtual. The event will take place on


Thursday, March 18th, 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Heart of Napa will be the most visible and celebratory platform to honor individuals and groups who have stepped up in heroic ways during COVID-19 in 2020. This year’s event is free to all community members and donations are welcome and appreciated. Click here, for the online awards ceremony and share the event with your colleagues, peers, and networks.


Nominees for Excellence in Leadership (sponsored by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and Pacific Gas & Company):

  • Kerry Ahearn, Aldea Children and Family Services

  • Tony Fletcher, Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind

  • Michele Grupe, Cope Family Center

  • Aimée Guillot and Olivia Cowell, Cafeteria Kids Theater

  • Nataly Kuznetsov, Disaster Responder Assets Network

  • Claudia Sonder, Napa Community Animal Response Team

  • Pablo Zatarain, Fair Housing Napa Valley

  • Hilary Zunin, Napa Valley CanDo


Nominees for Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence:

  • Boys & Girls Club of St. Helena and Calistoga

  • Cafeteria Kids Theater

  • Catholic Charities of Diocese of Santa Rosa

  • Collabria Care

  • Community Action Napa Valley

  • Community Resources for Children

  • Expressions of Hope

  • Molly's Angels

  • Napa Community Animal Response Team

  • Napa Farmers Market

  • Napa Porchfest / Napa County Landmarks

  • Napa Valley Community Foundation

  • Napa Valley Community Housing

  • Napa Valley Education Foundation

  • Napa Wildlife Rescue

  • OLE Health

  • Serenity Homes of Napa Valley

  • St. Helena Hospital Foundation

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church Calistoga

  • The Hero Foundation

  • The Tug McGraw Foundation

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