People Acting in Community Together chosen to be honored at first-ever Awards where state leaders honor “Nonprofits of the Year”

On Wednesday, June 22, PACT: People Acting in Community Together will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol.

PACT has been selected by Assemblymember Evan Low as an exceptional nonprofit organization in his district community. PACT will join other nonprofit leaders from across the state being honored at this inaugural California Nonprofits Day.

Empowering everyday people for over 30 years in Santa Clara County, PACT teaches people how to speak up and take action in the public arena through grass roots organizing in order to solve our most pervasive social issues of our day.

PACT Board Members Barbara Hansen, Bonita Krasnopoler and Greg Smith will travel to Sacramento on Wednesday. “We’re honored that Assemblyman Low has chosen PACT to receive this award. We share with him the desire for shared prosperity and a just society,” said Hansen.

The award recipients will visit the Assembly Floor and then will be honored at a luncheon at Sacramento’s Sheraton Grand Hotel, with presentations from former Senate President ProTempore Darrell Steinberg, Assemblymember Rich Gordon, and Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).

 “Nonprofit organizations are vitally important to the economy and well-being of California. But too often nonprofits are ‘hidden in plain sight.’ We are thrilled that the State Assembly has passed a resolution putting the spotlight on nonprofits as an economic power that uses that power for the common good. We congratulate all of the award recipients on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector and working to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.