Big Heart

Kenwood Education Foundation's
2016 Big Heart Celebration
Friday February 3rd
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Deerfield Ranch Winery


Honoring Lesley LemMon, Peter Hockman, and Gary Nelson

The Big Heart gathering celebrates the generosity of local residents who have made exceptional contributions of time, resources and energy to Kenwood's children and our broader community.

Kenwood School parent Lesley LemMon has been one of the school's most active volunteers for years. She is a former president of the Kenwood Education Foundation and spends many hours supporting classroom learning and events.

Peter Hockman is a mentor to dozens of local children as director of the Cougar Club after-school program at Kenwood School. He fills the after-school hours with outdoor play, music, crafts, reading programs and guest speakers. He is a friend to everyone he meets and provides gentle guidance and a helping hand to all.

Gary Nelson is a philanthropist and business owner who supports programs making a difference throughout Sonoma Valley, including the Boys & Girls Club, Sonoma Valley Hospital and Transcendence Theater. The Nelson family's support of Kenwood School goes back to the establishment of the foundation in 1999.

Tickets are $30 per person. This wonderful community celebration is planned for cocktail hour. (Many people are making dinner reservations after.)

Your ticket price includes appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, and sweet treats. There will be a no-host bar featuring Deerfield Ranch wines. Tickets and names will be held at the door.


Big Hearts In Our Past:

2017: Leslie LemMon, Peter Hockman, and Gary Nelson

2016: Don McNair, the Kenwood Fire Department

2014: Susan Reiter and John Reiter, Laura Rogers, Wendell Freeman

2013: Maurice Tegelaar, Karen Borgfeldt, Scott Harris and the Oakmont Financial Group

2012: Jay & Anne Cobb, Guy Slater & Joy Bohlke, Monty & Renee Hayward

2011: Mike & Cory O'Donnell, Mary Liberatore and the Benziger Family

2010: Frank Podesta, Jane & John Rector, and the Kenwood Community Club

2009: Andie Altman, the Cha Cha's (Children's Home Auxiliary), Helena & Nazar Eljumaily and EBA Engineering, and Al Gilmour

2008: Heart of Sonoma Valley Association, Umit Ozkaya, Bob and Barbara Parsons, Steve and Colleen Rose

2007: Bob and Paula Behmke, Darryl and Susan Bellach, Marjorie MacLeod

2006: Kerin McTaggart, Dave and Laura Arcado, and the Founders of the Kenwood Education Foundation -- Joan Withers Dinner, Christine Lee, Marjorie MacLeod, Don Odone, Gary Rosenberg

2005: Renate Amantite, Stacy Kunde, Ann and Alec Peters and the Kenwood Press

2004: George Forrester, Fran Threewit, Eileen and Matt Vukicevich

2003: Tony, Cheryl, Adrienne and Kim Ghisla, Nigel Hall and his company, Community Servers, Inc., Jan Oerding

2002: Oakmont Kiwanis Club, Kunde Estate Winery and the Kunde Family, Julianne Roth

2001: Bill Friedman, Paul and Linda Kruzic, Bob and Janet Uboldi