2015 Community of Character Awards

Kelly French

has served the Pleasanton youth community for many years.  She has been involved in as soccer team manager, coaching girls lacrosse, and heavily involved in the Girl Scouts, a Vacation Bible School, the PTA and recently as a board member of the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE).  She has been director of the PPIE Run for Education Race for 4 years, increasing the participation to 3,000 runners this year.  She is a positive influence, believing that individuals can make a difference and works hard to accomplish her personal and goals of the organizations she is involved with.  Her work ethic, commitment to community service and friendly ways have others willing to follow her and make Pleasanton a better place to live and raise children.

David and Rosiland (Roz) Wright  are dedicated to service.  Roz has served on the Amador Valley Historical Society (Museum on Main) board, including President, is currently chair of the Pleasanton Human Services Commission and involved with the Tri-Valley Poverty Awareness Council and County Commission on Ageing.  David has been very involved with the Poetry Festival, Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council and the Civic Arts Commission.  They are very dedicated to seniors and involved with health care and housing.  They are a great example of a couple working together to better their community, all the time with utmost integrity and honesty.

The National Charity League (NCL)

is a national organization of mothers and daughters with a goal to foster community involvement, philanthropic work and leadership among their members.  The Pleasanton Chapter was founded in 2007 and last year their 290 members provided over 6,700 hours of service to organizations such as the Special Olympics, Relay for Life, Bras for the Cause, Blue Star Moms, Foster a Dream, March of Dimes, Open Heart Kitchen, PPIE, Tri-Valley Haven, Valley Humane Society, Firehouse Arts Theatre, The County Fair and the Taylor Family Foundation (helping children with critical illnesses).  If there is a good cause and organizations need volunteers, NCL is right there with a helping hand.

Lars Ho-Tseung

and his family have lived in the Bay Area for 17 years.   He has enjoyed coaching Pleasanton youth teams including softball, baseball, soccer and golf.  He has supported the arts through the Tri-Valley Repertory Theater, beginning as a back stage crew member.  He is board chair of the Tri-Valley YMCA and leads fundraising efforts including the annual Golf Tournament and the Annual Partners Campaign which has raised over $500,000.  Lars was selected as Volunteer of the Year for the Y. 

Although a local business owner with a demanding schedule, he commits himself 100% to service and encourages friends and colleagues to join him in these good works.  His commitment to improving the lives of children in our community demonstrates the values of the Community of Character.

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