On September 21, 2023, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation gathered the Santa Cruz County community at the Roberta Bracker Memorial Civic Leadership Award Celebration to honor Alfredo I. Velásquez, School Superintendent of Santa Cruz County, for all of his accomplishments and impact in Santa Cruz County.
The event welcomed over 130 guests to the Americana Hotel in Nogales, Arizona, with a special performance from the Nogales High School Jazz Band directed by Anthony Beletti. Thank you to everyone who attended this special evening and supported the Santa Cruz Community Foundation!
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About the Roberta Bracker Memorial Civic Leadership Award
Roberta Bracker was an inspirational civic leader and a strong believer in giving back to her community. Roberta was actively engaged in the creation and evolution of the Santa Cruz Community Foundation to strengthen the Santa Cruz community.
In recognition of Roberta’s significant contributions to the community of Nogales and Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation renamed its annual leadership award in her honor. The Roberta Bracker Memorial Civic Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional civic leadership and commitment to making Santa Cruz County a better place to live. The awardee is also granted $2,500 to be given to a nonprofit organization of their choice.