Faculty, students and staff joined SFTS President, Rev. Dr. James L. McDonald at the 24th Annual Spirit of Marin Awards on Friday, October 6th, at the St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael.
Dr. McDonald proudly accepted the award for San Anselmo Business of the Year, on behalf of SFTS: “This is an honor for the whole seminary community, and a culmination of a concerted effort over the last six years, to engage more fully with our local community, and contribute to the well-being and success of businesses and residents across Marin.”
In addition to its standing as a historic site and graduate school, San Francisco Theological Seminary serves as a popular destination for weddings, retreats, conferences, concerts, and gatherings throughout the year. Dr. McDonald welcomes the community to visit SFTS for its beautiful grounds, enchanting labyrinth, and upcoming holiday concerts. Sign up for email notifications for upcoming community events here.
Since its inception in 1993, the Spirit of Marin Award has been presented to over 300 leading citizens and businesses. Each honoree’s outstanding achievements exemplify a professional and civic commitment that significantly benefits our community. Visionary leadership, professional excellence, and above all, a deep commitment to the community define the “Spirit of Marin.”
The event was covered by the Marin Independent Journal.
Winners, as nominated by the Marin County chambers of commerce, included: Corte Madera chamber, Tori Puliz, Nothing Bundt Cakes; Fairfax chamber, Bradley Real Estate; Hispanic chamber, Rosie De Alvarez, National Latino Peace Officers Association; Larkspur chamber, Helen Russell, Equator Coffees and Teas; Mill Valley chamber, the Outdoor Art Club; Novato chamber, small business, Valley Oak Wealth Management, Novato chamber, large business, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.; San Anselmo chamber, San Francisco Theological Seminary; San Rafael chamber, small business, Sun First Solar; San Rafael chamber, large business, EO Products; Sausalito chamber, Shelby Van Meter, Sausalito Beautiful; Tiburon Peninsula chamber, Steve Sears, Sam’s Anchor Cafe; West Marin chamber, Joyce Goldfield.