December 11, 2018: Redwood City, CA – 2018 Golden Apples Awarded to Swinerton Management and Consulting and the LEMO Foundation
In recognition of their ongoing support for local Redwood City schools, two well-deserving local organizations – Swinerton Management and Consulting and the LEMO Foundation – will receive the Chamber’s 2018 Golden Apple Awards.
The Chamber’s Golden Apple Award was started 23 years ago by its Education Committee under the chairmanship of former Assembly Member and County Supervisor Rich Gordon. This award was created to recognize the impact that business makes on the educational community through their generosity and commitment to local public schools, non-profits, and other education-focused programs.
Swinerton’s 16-year partnership with the San Mateo County Community College District has made possible such programs as Cañada College’s Promise Scholarship, as well as managed the design and construction of campus facilities projects including new athletic fields, libraries, wellness centers, and theater renovations. Their employees have volunteered for a number of fundraising events and programs and are active on many local non-profit Boards.
With their Playmakers Program for student-athletes, LEMO Foundation has been instrumental is providing students the skills, resources, and inspiration to succeed in middle and high school, and continue their education through college. Their program has enhanced educational support for low-income youth, reduced truancy and increased school safety through active intervention, and increased community engagement by partnering with other local non-profits.
The Golden Apple Awards will be awarded at the Chamber’s 121st Annual Dinner on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel in City.
About the Redwood City – San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce: For over 100 years, the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in promoting economic prosperity through business advocacy and collaboration, with an emphasis on information, education, and representation. With a countywide membership of nearly 1,000 organizations, including 60 non-profits and 40 educational institutions, the Chamber is involved in and supports many current issues including housing, infrastructure, education, transportation, economic development and governmental initiatives. The Chamber Board of Directors represents a diverse mix of industries such as Healthcare, Education, Financial, Small Business, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Government and High Tech.
To purchase tickets to the 121st Annual Awards Dinner, visit www.redwoodcitychamber.com.
Amy Buckmaster, President & CEO
Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce