Founders Day Awards

Founders’ Day, February 17, is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders —Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler — to improve the lives of all children and families.

Founders’ Day is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be:

  • a powerful voice for all children;
  • a relevant resource for parents; and
  • a strong advocate for public education.

This year we are celebrating 125 years of working on behalf of children and families. Our history informs our work. But Today’s PTA is vibrant and active and includes a network of millions of families, students, teachers and community members advocating for all children, youth and families.

Please nominate deserving PCR Staff, Parent Volunteer or Community Member for this award.  Nominations are open from November 1st - December 5th.  Thank you! 

Past PCR Founders Day Winners:

2023:  Grace Choe, Camilla Hartman, Natalie Hubbard, Rachel Stanley and Christy Suh


2022 :  Jamie Abrahamian, Meredith Beyer, Cece Jacobs, Becca McLarty, Armineh Ovasapian, and Elizabeth Ranjbar


2021: Kelly Hu, Ricardo Mendoza, Joan Patterson, Omar Torres & Jennifer Wolpert


2020: Lara Berdahl, Lidia Camoosa,  Amy Tsai,  Joyce Mayne & Chloris Turner


2019: Sharon Anderson, Megan Broberg, Evelyn Harris, Kristin McDaniel, & Brandon Norman


2018: Jamie Abrahamian, Jerry Cradduck, Rachel Harter, Sean Hunt, Brian Parker, & Mariana Valderhaug


2017: Lola Dietrich, Deb Parker, Beth Shupper, Tony Villavicencio & Judi Healey


2016: Caroline Anderson, Holly Biondo, DeDe Cook, Julia Lee-Hwang, Barbara Pahk, & Joan Patterson


2015: Tiffany Diaz, Marie Harbabikian, Tracy Jeandron, Deborah Pitts, Sugi Sorensen, Cheryl Trowbridge


2014: Karen Hurley, Jill Neubrand, Jackie Valentine, Eileen Greenbaum, Shelby Loder Grey, Charlie & Martha Likins


2013: Odessa Esquivel, Beth Mumper, Wendy Senour, Lindsay Staley, Nora MacKenzie, Sandy Tsujihara


2012: Nancy Leininger, Gretel Ujfalusy, John Caire, Craig Gropper, Crista Murray, Fred Serricchio


2011: Debbie Bedell-Au, Paulette Lantz, Rachel Zooi, Barb Cabello, John & Shelley Loter, Linda Richmond, Jennifer Rubendall


2010: Jane Chang-Hur, Nina Browning, Denise Longo, Melissa Mazin, Tara Stewart, Sally Kim-Tokeshi


2009: Jeanine Bentz, Tonya Mizrahi, Stacy Anderson, Cindi Carter, Eva Juse


2008: Laura Strametz, Anais Wenn, Heaja Kim, Lorna Kim, Garrett Kreditor

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