Apr 29 2015

Jennifer Fox: 2015 Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year

– The Piedmont Unified School District announces Jennifer Fox is the 2015 Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year. –

Jennifer Fox was chosen for the many photographs she has taken of school activities including: 4th of July parades; football and lacrosse games; PHS homecomings; debate team tournaments; the Birdhouse and CHIME galas; Diversity Day; Fall Fest and PHS graduation.

This award is presented annually to individuals who have volunteered their efforts over a period of time and made a difference because of their involvement and commitment to Piedmont’s youth.

Following are the previous recipients: Hunter McCreary (1998); Ann Chandler (1999); Ruth Cuming (2000); Lisa Lomenzo (2001); jointly by Cathie Geddeis and Marion Souyoultzis (2002); jointly by Fritz and Mary Wooster (2003); Elizabeth (Betsy) Gentry (2004); Cynthia Gorman (2005); Grier Graff (2006); Julia Burke (2007); Maude Pervere (2008); jointly to Anne‐Marie Lamarche and Mark Menke (2009); Janiele Maffei Tovani (2010); Andrea Swenson (2011), June Monach (2012), Bill Drum (posthumously) and Mary Ireland  (2013), and Ray Perman (2014).

Art Hecht was a tireless community volunteer, and was dedicated to students in both Piedmont and Oakland. He served on Piedmont’s Board of Education from 1970 to 1982. Art also was very active with the Piedmont Continuation High School (now called Millennium High School). In 1998, the Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award was established in his memory.

The award will be presented at the May 13 Board of Education meeting.

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