Stanford Youth Solutions announces 2015
Distinguished Home, Family, and Community Honoree Awards


Bill Kelly, the Hutton Family, and Linda Cutler and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation will be recognized on April 30 at Vintage – A Tradition of Home, Family and Community Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stanford Youth Solutions, formerly Stanford Home for Children, announced today that Bill Kelly, Director of Information Technologies for VSP, philanthropists Kevin and Val Hutton, and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation led by Linda Cutler, Chief Executive Officer will be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Philanthropist Awards. They will be recognized at Vintage, a Tradition of Home, Family and Community (Vintage), Stanford Youth Solutions’ 10th annual signature fundraising event, which will be held at the North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks on April 30, 2015.

“Each year, Stanford Youth Solutions has honored an individual at our annual fundraising event. This year, we have redefined the distinguished honoree awards to align with the three pillars—home, family and community—that together create permanency for the young people and their families we serve,” said Carrie Johnson, Director of Development and Marketing for Stanford Youth Solutions. “Our honorees were selected because each one represents a different pillar. Individually their contributions and dedication are significant, but together they are building a bright and sustainable future for youth and families in crisis.”

Bill KellyHome Honoree
Bill Kelly is a former Board member who is being recognized for his longstanding commitment to the organization and the work of Stanford Youth Solutions. He served as a board member for 10 years in many capacities and has been instrumental in the organization’s evolution to increase services to youth and families in their own environment.

“Home” represents Stanford Youth Solutions’ history, including the physical “Stanford Home,” now a museum, and the 115 years of transformative and innovative care the organization has provided families. Each year, Stanford Youth Solutions will celebrate the Home honoree, a former board member
who continues to support the organization’s efforts and has helped to transform the meaning of “Home” over the years.

Kevin and Val Hutton – Family Honoree
Kevin and Val Hutton are being recognized for their very generous philanthropic support of Stanford Youth Solutions. The Huttons have been deeply committed to Stanford Youth Solutions’ mission and given their time, talents, and financial resources to help improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in the community.

“Family” represents the families Stanford Youth Solutions serves, who are at the core of what the organization is and its ultimate goal of permanency for children. Each year, Stanford Youth Solutions will celebrate an individual or family donor whose philanthropy makes permanency possible.

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Linda Cutler– Community Honoree 
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Linda Cutler are being recognized because of their commitment to advancing philanthropy in a significant and meaningful way for Stanford Youth Solutions and the community at large.

“Community” represents the advancement of collective philanthropy as a region. As a nonprofit, Stanford Youth Solutions recognizes the important role each nonprofit plays in the community and the value of collaboration. By honoring those organizations and individuals who have done ground‐breaking work in advancing philanthropy, the organization will spotlight its importance and value to the region. Each year, Stanford Youth Solutions will celebrate a company or organization that has significantly
improved the region’s culture of philanthropy. 

With philanthropists, elected officials, and local celebrities in attendance, Stanford Youth Solutions’ Vintage event transforms the traditional charity event into a night of surprises, featuring themed rooms with coordinated silent and live auctions, music and entertainment, along with gourmet food and wine tasting. Proceeds from the event directly support Stanford Youth Solutions’ innovative, proven national models of care and otherwise unfunded programs like Lifeline, which provides critical needs for the
youth and families served by the agency.

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