Common Threads

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead

Giving to others is an integral part of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation. It is the basis for our organizational mission and the core of our programs’ educational principles. It is because of this commitment to others that in 1997, Ag Leadership teamed up with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and the Ag One Foundation, both at California State University, Fresno, to honor women in agriculture who have chosen to make a philanthropic difference in their communities and our world. The Common Threads Award recognizes individuals whose exemplary and extraordinary contribution of time, energy and resources has enhanced those around them.

In addition, in 2003 a second Common Threads program was initiated in conjunction with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California Davis, to expand and develop the mission of the original endeavor. While each program maintains specific and unique geographic criteria, the overall award qualifications are the same. Nominees should have past or present roots in agriculture and have shown outstanding involvement within the industry, as well as have made a difference through their charitable giving and volunteerism.

In moving forward, Ag Leadership, along with its partner organizations, will continue to explore new and exciting ways of recognizing outstanding philanthropists. If you know of a woman whose dedication and talents should be considered for a Common Threads Award please submit a nomination packet.

Common Threads Fresno recognizes women in the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, and Tulare.

On March 27, 2014, an awards luncheon honoring this year’s recipients will be held on the California State University, Fresno campus. Recipients, their families and friends, industry guests, and supporters are encouraged to attend.

The Common Threads Award recipients for 2014 are:

  • Juliet Campos, Caruthers
  • Lorraine Machado, Merced
  • Alice Saviez, Fresno
  • RoseAnn Serrano, Le Grand
  • Helen Sullivan, Hanford


 

 

Registration for the 2014 Common Threads Luncheon
When/Where: Thursday, March 27th 2014 at Fresno State University Courtyard Dining Hall
Schedule of Events:

11:00 a.m. - 12:00: Check-in & no-host wine social
12:00 - 1:30: Common Threads Awards Luncheon

Prices:

$40/person or $400/table until March 20th
$50/person or $500/table starting March 21st

Info: Please call Emily for any other questions: 831-585-1030


 

Common Threads North recognizes women in counties north of Merced to the Northern California border.

Registration for the 2014 Common Threads Luncheon (North)
When/Where: April 24th 2014 at UC Davis ARC Ballroom
Time:

11:00 a.m.

More information:

Call Stephanie Etcheverria at 916-561-5625 or by email at stephanie@learnaboutag.org.

» View Past Recipients - Sacramento Valley
» Download Nomination Form - North

 

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