2016 Governor’s Volunteering and Service Awards


Hoffman Prize Winner

Bobbi Silten, GAP Inc.

This prize was created in Jeff Hoffman honor in order to recognize an exceptional business executive who is fostering volunteerism at the local and state level throughout the nation and the globe.

Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

Cheryl Antony

Honoring an outstanding Californian aged 18 or older, whose volunteer service is exemplary and inspirational.

California’s AmeriCorps Member of the Year

Desiree Farnal, YouthSERVE

Honoring a California AmeriCorps member who has made a substantial impact to their community.

California’s Governmental Agency of the Year

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Honoring an outstanding California state, county, or city agency or department that has demonstrated a remarkable dedication to engaging volunteers.

California’s Disaster Volunteer Program of the Year

San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)

Honoring an outstanding California disaster volunteer program that has demonstrated an unwavering service commitment to the local community.

California’s Nonprofit of the Year

NextGenOC, Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County

Honoring a California nonprofit who has shown an extraordinary ability to leverage volunteers in service to their organization.

California’s Business Volunteer Program of the Year

Sacramento Kings

Honoring an outstanding California business with an innovative, high-impact employee volunteer program.

California’s Service Spotlight Award

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Angeles

This award honors a group or individual who has uniquely met a community need with the power of service.