- Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 01:00
- Written by Town Crier Report
Hidden Villa is scheduled to celebrate the legacy of its founders, the Duveneck family, and honor the work of three local leaders at the 15th annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the nature preserve’s Steinmann’s field, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
Audrey Rust, former executive director of the Peninsula Open Space Trust, will serve as master of ceremonies at the fundraising event, “Living Our Legacy.”
Hidden Villa recognizes leaders who exemplify the organization’s mission and values through their environmental, social and educational activism. This year, the non-profit organization is honoring Susan Ford Dorsey, president of Sand Hill Foundation and leader in the philanthropic field; Sid Espinosa, mayor of Palo Alto and specialist in corporate civic engagement at Microsoft; and Norman Y. Mineta, who served as U.S. secretary of transportation and secretary of commerce.
Dorsey serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Menlo School, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Espinosa previously worked in the Clinton White House at the U.S. Justice Department for Attorney General Janet Reno.
Mineta is global vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton. He served as President George W. Bush’s secretary of transportation from 2001 to 2006.
Proceeds from the dinner enable Hidden Villa to offer $350,000 in scholarship and partnership support for its programs.