Honorees Receive Community Service Awards at Banquet

The Academy for Grassroots Organizations hosted a Leadership Circle Celebration on October 3, giving out awards for nonprofit excellence. The speaker was Jonathan Weedman, a senior V.P. of Wells Fargo Foundation, who talked about trends in corporate giving. Awards were presented to: Nonprofit Executive of the Year – Cynthia Breunig; Executive Director, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio; Nonprofit Organization of the Year – Reach Out Morongo Basin, Executive Director Robin Schlosser; Youth Volunteer of the Year – Daniel, Escalante, Victor Valley Rescue Mission; Adult Volunteer of the Year – Lynn Ferral, CASA of San Bernardino County; and Nonprofit Employee of the Year – Alicia Dunn, The Lord’s Table. The Academy for Grassroots Organizations works to improve the quality of life in the High Desert by supporting and strengthening the social service sector. Visit the website at:

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