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Davis Street Community Center Celebrates retirement of Rose Padilla Johnson

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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - eTradeWire -- Davis Street Community Center Celebrates retirement of Rose Padilla Johnson and Launch of Davis Street Foundation Legacy Fund

San Leandro, CA [4/12/24] – More than 200 attendees filled San Leandro's Net Zero Building to honor and celebrate the retirement of Davis Street Community Center CEO, Rose Padilla Johnson.  The sold-out event, presented by Sutter Health, was a heartfelt tribute to Rose's remarkable career and leadership in our community. It also marked the launch of the Rose Padilla Johnson Legacy Fund.

The retirement celebration featured proclamations from Alameda County Supervisor Lena Tam, and Assembly Member Liz Ortega. The event was a testament to Rose Padilla Johnson's profound impact on countless lives and communities over her 32 ½ years of dedicated service. Guests were treated to an evening filled with touching tributes, heartfelt speeches, and fond memories shared by colleagues, friends, and community members whose lives have been touched by Rose's compassion and leadership.

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"Rose's commitment to helping others, help themselves will carry on for generations thanks to the RPJ Legacy Fund. I am honored and committed to upholding her vision, and making a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve." - Daniel Johnson, CEO.

The sellout event honoring Rose Padilla Johnson, successfully raised an astounding $325,000 to launch the Rose Padilla Johnson Legacy Fund. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the outpouring of support from our community and beyond, reflecting the deep appreciation and respect for Rose's decades of dedicated service. These funds will play a pivotal role in furthering the mission of Davis Street and continue Rose's legacy of compassion and empowerment in our community.

"Rose Padilla Johnson's legacy is a testament to the power of compassion and action. As President of the Davis Street Foundation, I am honored to lead the growth of Rose Padilla Johnson Legacy Fund, dedicated to continuing her legacy of making a difference in our community." – Tracy Kennedy, Davis Street Foundation President.

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The Davis Street Community Center extends its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended the retirement celebration and contributed to its success. Your support is instrumental in enabling us to continue our vital work of serving the needs of individuals and families in our community.

For more information about the Davis Street Foundation's Rose Padilla Johnson Legacy Fund or to make a donation, please visit davisstreet.org or contact Reed Milnes: rmilnes@davisstreet.org.

About Davis Street Community Center:

Davis Street is a nonprofit organization serving low-income families and seniors in the San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland, and the Eden area. Services include: medical, dental, and behavioral health services, voucher based childcare programming, 4 child development centers, emergency food and clothing assistance, services for adults with disabilities, utility and rental assistance.

Grace LemMon

Source: Davis Street Community Center
Filed Under: Non-profit

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