Threads of Hope is Diablo magazine's celebration of outstanding community volunteers. Each year, individuals and organizations nominate volunteers of all ages who provide vital services in a variety of fields including the arts, youth, children and families, education, health, the environment, athletics, and more. Then a team of judges selects a handful of exceptional nominees to be featured in the December issue of Diablo magazine and honored at our Threads of Hope Awards Ceremony.
The annual event brings together more than 500 community and business leaders to recognize the accomplishments of the volunteers who selflessly give their time to help others, and in doing so, strengthen the fabric of our East Bay communities.
Jessica Aguirre: weeknight co-anchor of NBC Bay Area News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., and host of Class Action, a weekly segment on public education in California. Mario Alioto: senior vice president, business operations, San Francisco Giants. Mark Flower: senior vice president and regional director for Wells Fargo Private Bank. Steve Lesher: vice president, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, and manager of communications and sustainable development, Shell Oil Company. Jo A. S. Loss: executive director at the Volunteer Center of the East Bay. Carole Wynstra: president of Walnut Creek Library Foundation, and past president of Diablo Theatre Company.
The Visionary Award
Tony and Elaine La Russa
Animal Rescue Foundation // Alamo
Oakland Police Activities League // Stockton
Arts Education and Crisis Center // Lafayette
National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse // San Ramon
Alzheimer’s advocate // Moraga
Contra Costa Kops for Kids // Concord