Funds raised by the nonprofit ALF-MVC will be used to support ALF programs and to provide scholarships to ensure diverse representation from communities across the region.
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes ALF-MVC as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID no. 91-1792774.
2019: David Hosley Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, UC Merced (Ret.); Garry Maisel, President & CEO, Western Health Advantage; and Cassandra Pye, Founder/CEO, 3.14 Communications
2018: Congresswoman Doris Matsui, U.S. Representative for California's Sixth Congressional District; Daniel Hahn, Chief of Police, Sacramento Police Department; Faith Whitmore, CEO, Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center
2017: Basim Elkarra, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations- Sacramento; Lial Jones, Mort and Marcy Friedman Executive Director, Crocker Art Museum; Patrick Mulvaney, Executive Chef, Mulvaney's B&L
2016: 20th Anniversary- founders, Sr. Fellows, and sponsors
2015: Kathy McKim, Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T; and Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento
2014: Joe Genshlea, Attorney, Genshlea Law; Susan Frazier, Consultant/Community Leader; and Kevin Johnson, Mayor, City of Sacramento
2013: Brice Harris, Chancellor, California Community Colleges; Larry Vanderhoef, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Davis
2012: Vicki Barber, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools; Joe Coomes, Sacramento Attorney; and Tom Stallard, Woodland City Councilmember & Former Yolo County Supervisor
2011: Scott Syphax, President & CEO, The Nehemiah Companies
2010: Fred Teichert, Executive Director, Teichert Foundation
2009: Pat Fong Kushida, CEO, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
2008: Darrell Steinberg, incoming Calif. State Senate President pro tem
2007: Allen Warren, President & CEO, New Faze Development, Inc.
2006: Dennis H. Mangers, President, California Cable & Telecommunications Assn.
2005: Muriel Johnson, Supervisor, County of Sacramento
2004: William H. Lee, Publisher, The Observer Newspapers
2003: Michael Ziegler, President & CEO, PRIDE Industries
2002: Lina Fat, Executive Chef, California Fats
2001: Robert T. Matsui, Representative, US House of Representatives
2000: Donald Gerth, President, California State University, Sacramento; Joe Serna, Jr., Mayor, City of Sacramento (posthumous)
1999: Sandy Smoley, Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency
Previous award winners Michael Ziegler, Sandy Smoley,
Dr. William H. Lee, Lina Fat, and Dr. Donald Gerth.