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GARY L. YATES
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Farewell Reception for Gary L. Yates Held in Bay Area and Southern California

Bay Area Reception

A reception celebrating Gary L. Yates' 20 years of service to the Foundation was held on September 14, 2011 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The celebration was attended by grantees, philanthropic colleagues, policymakers and other guests.

Guests check in for the Bay Area reception held as a farewell to The California Wellness Foundation's Gary L. Yates.

Clínica de la Raza's CEO Jane Garcia (left) and Hispanics in Philanthropy's President Diana Campoamor visit with Ann and Gary Yates at the farewell reception.

United Playaz' Executive Director Rudy Corpuz attended the reception with his daughter Sade-Amor Corpuz.

Yates is shown here with Pedro Tadeo (left), a youth participant of The Mentoring Center and its Director of Youth Services Achebe Hoskins.

TCWF Board Chair David Barlow was the emcee for the reception's program.

Yates greets TCWF Vice Board Chair Dr. Barbara Staggers.

Northern California Grantmakers' President and CEO Colin Lacon spoke of Yates' contributions to the philanthropic community in California.

 

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy's President and Executive Director (and former TCWF Board Chair) Peggy Saika shared memories from her many years of working with Yates.

Pictured here, Ann and Gary Yates at the reception held in San Francisco.

More than 200 people attended the September 14 retirement reception for Gary L. Yates held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Southern California Reception

A reception celebrating Gary L. Yates' 20 years of service to the Foundation was held on December 15, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills near the Foundation’s headquarters. The celebration was attended by grantees, philanthropic colleagues, policymakers and other guests.

Yates visits with Kim Carter, Executive Director of Time for Change Foundation at the Southern California reception held in Woodland Hills.

A guest at the December 15 reception studies a timeline of Yates’ achievements during his tenure at TCWF.

Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s President and Executive Director (and former TCWF Vice Board Chair) Stewart Kwoh, former TCWF Board Chair Earl Mink and TCWF Founder Roger Greaves at the Southern California reception.

TCWF Board member Dr. Eugene Washington and his wife, Marie, at the reception for Gary Yates in December.

Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund’s Executive Director Carlos Antonio H. Vaquerano and Community Coalition’s President and CEO Marqueece Harris-Dawson at the Southern California reception.

Weingart Foundation’s President and CEO (and Southern California Grantmakers’ Board Chair) Fred Ali spoke of his esteem for Yates.

Ben Harris, representing Congressman Brad Sherman, presented a flag to Yates that flew over the nation's Capitol in recognition of his years of philanthropic and military service.

TCWF Board member Elizabeth Gomez presented Yates with TCWF’s Leadership Medal in recognition of his visionary leadership and dedication.

The Yates family at the Southern California retirement reception held for Gary on December 15.

Grantees, philanthropic colleagues, Board members, TCWF staff and other guests came to the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills to celebrate Yates’ legacy of service to the Foundation.


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