2019 Donor Appreciation Party

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Donor Appreciation event of 2019. 

Community Leaders, donors, and guests gathered at Chukchansi Park for CVCF’s Annual Party, where we present the organization’s highest awards and celebrate the impactful work of CVCF and its partners.

This annual event offered a recap of the previous year’s accomplishments, presented a roadmap for the year ahead, and recognized outstanding contributions from CVCF stakeholders with the presentation of the Founders Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2019 Founders Award recognized Dr. Morton G. Rosenstein, who passed away last year, in celebration of his outstanding vision and unparalleled commitment to philanthropy in the Central Valley. Dr. Rosenstein was a former CVCF Board Chair, a Fresno-area OB/GYN for 40 years, and a dedicated community leader. Dr. Rosenstein’s wife, Donna Rosenstein, accepted the award on his behalf.

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Francine and Murray Farber in recognition of remarkable civic and philanthropy leadership and an enduring commitment to our community. Their continued support of educational initiatives for Fresno students includes the Steve’s Scholars program, which has provided scholarships to over 60 students, who in turn, have completed nearly 3,000 hours of community service work.

New this year, CVCF held a photo contest to select a cover photo for its annual report that best depicted this year’s theme, ‘celebrating community intersections around technology, art, or place.’ This contest was added as an opportunity to showcase local photographic talent. The winning photograph was chosen from nearly 40 submissions and is entitled “Fall in Love and Get Lost.” It was taken at Sentinel Meadows View in Mariposa County by Khonesavanh Saysamongdy, a 25-year-old amateur photographer from Fresno.

Photos taken by Aly Honoré