The American Leadership Forums Exemplary Leader Awards Dinner 2013 was held last week to another sold out crowd at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom in Sacramento. The 16th annual event honored Brice Harris, Chancellor, California Community College and Larry Vanderhoef, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Davis.
Class 17 was inducted as part of the ceremony and include Sacramento notables such as Beth Hasset, executive director Weave, Lorcan Barnes, President of Christian Brothers high school; Gordon Fowler, President of 3Fold Communications; Julie Hirota, CEO of Blueline Gallery; Meg Arnold, CEO of SARTA; Mohamed Sharif, owner Sharif Jewelers; and Renée Taylor, President and CEO of Northern California World Trade Center.
The rambunctious crowd was entertained when David jumped on stage for the fourth year in a row and worked his magic. There were some fabulous auction items like an Indian dinner cooked at the home from our congressmen Ami Berra that sold for $1,400 and a sidewalk street dinner for 12 with former Sacramento County supervisor Sandy Smoley at her Midtown Home that went for a small fortune, thanks to the generosity of Western Health Advantage.
The scholarship “Fund A Need” doubled the previous year’s goal when the classes challenged each other, led by Beth Hassett’s Class 17 donation of $5,000. The food was fabulous and the program very entertaining. it was a pleasure honoring two Exemplary leaders. Funds raised by the nonprofit ALF-MVC will be used to provide scholarships for the ALF Fellows program to ensure diverse representation from communities across the region.
– Joey O