Nonprofit Board Leader Award (selected by review panel**)
Sponsored by: Ascent
This award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding nonprofit board member serving organization(s) from the Bay Area.
Award Winner: Jane Tobin -- Friends of SF Animal Care and Control
Jane has a great love for animals and a tireless work ethic, which she has put to use by helping them for many years. A founding member of the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, established in 2000, she has led the board since 2009 with vision and humor. Jane's contributions to the growth and success of the board are many. Jane envisioned a number of community programs at ACC that were implemented through funding by FSFACC, and are still serving the public and animals, like quarterly low-cost rabies and microchip clinics at ACC and a special medical fund for shelter animals to cover medicines or surgery that are beyond the basic care the City provides. Thanks to her tremendous efforts, dedication, and compassion for animals, Friends of SFACC is poised to continue supporting the mission of San Francisco’s municipal animal shelter and helping all of our city’s animals.
Corporate Community Involvement Award (selected by review panel**)
Sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente
Established in 1992, this award recognizes a Bay Area business that operates an outstanding employee involvement program.
Award Winner: McKesson
McKesson is a multi-service health care company: distributing pharmaceuticals, providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools. So it’s not a surprise that McKesson’s volunteer program aligns with their business mission “to make better health for all.”
McKesson Community Heroes—that’s what their employee volunteers are called—have a lot to say about where volunteer efforts are directed, and how.
From small, departmental team-building service projects, to their long-standing tradition of incorporating community service in all national sales conferences, to signature programs like Community Days and Community Health Walks, their commitment to volunteering is evidenced by how fully integrated community service is in their employee gatherings. Last year, 100% of business unit presidents served as executive champions for their Community Days volunteer projects, mobilizing more than 12,500 McKesson volunteers across the country.
While McKesson incorporates traditional elements of a corporate volunteer program, what makes their program stand out is a homegrown signature program called Giving Comfort, that harnesses the passion of McKesson’s 37,000 employees and healthcare company know-how to alleviate a serious health issue: Cancer.
In collaboration with hospitals, oncology centers and cancer-focused nonprofits, patients and social workers across the country, McKesson developed and launched the Giving Comfort program in 2012.
It provides cancer patients with Comfort Kits – backpacks containing patients’ most needed and requested items – to help ease discomfort during chemotherapy treatment. Each year, McKesson volunteers help assemble Comfort Kits, so far reaching more than 35,000 low-income cancer patients across 33 states.
Here in the Bay Area, McKesson provided Kits for 1,292 patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment and receiving care from San Francisco General, UCSF, Marin General, Shanti Project, Project Open Hand, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Circulo de Vida, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, Family House, Alameda Health System Medical Center, and George Mark Children’s House.