Waking Up Courage - 2016 Celebration & Recognition Fundraising Luncheon

Community Matters celebrated its 11th anniversary Recognition and Fundraising Luncheon on April 30, 2016 in Sebastopol, California. With a delicious meal provided by our hosts, the French Garden Restaurant & Bistro, and wine donated by Ehret Winery, Saini-Christie Wines and Peter Young Wines, over a hundred guests attending watched a dynamic presentation showcasing the mission of Community Matters and the Safe School Ambassadors® Program.

Speakers included:

  • Rick Phillips, Executive Director, Community Matters
  • Jacqueline Keywood, Development Manager, Community Matters
  • John Meislahn, Board Member, Community Matters
  • Jake Dean, teacher and SSA Program Advisor, Middletown Middle School
  • Safe School Ambassadors from Elsie Allen High School, Petaluma Junior High School and Adele Harrison Middle School


We wish to thank our Event Sponsors for their generous support:

Here is a selection of photos from the event. Click on any image to see the enlarged slideshow:

A huge "Thank You!" to our sponsors and all of our guests for supporting the work of Community Matters and Safe School Ambassadors!!