We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award is Jennifer Fox. The award will be presented to Ms. Fox at the May 13, 2015 Board of Education meeting. We are pleased to honor Ms. Fox. She has given of her time and talent on behalf of the schools. Her greatest contribution is her vibrant beautiful photographs that tell the story of our schools and our community. She has created a visual legacy of many events, including 4th of July parades, football and lacrosse games, PHS homecomings, debate team tournaments, the Birdhouse and CHIME galas, Diversity Day, Fall Fest and PHS graduation, to name a few.
Congratulations to Jennifer Fox, chronicler of all things Piedmont!
This award is presented annually to individuals who have volunteered their efforts over a period of time and made a difference because of their involvement and commitment to Piedmont’s youth. Following are the previous recipients: Hunter McCreary (1998); Ann Chandler (1999); Ruth Cuming (2000); Lisa Lomenzo (2001); jointly by Cathie Geddeis and Marion Souyoultzis (2002); jointly by Fritz and Mary Wooster (2003); Elizabeth (Betsy) Gentry (2004); Cynthia Gorman (2005); Grier Graff (2006); Julia Burke (2007); Maude Pervere (2008); jointly to Anne-Marie Lamarche and Mark Menke (2009); Janiele Maffei Tovani (2010); Andrea Swenson (2011) and June Monach (2012), Mary Ireland and Bill Drum (2013), Ray Perman.
Art Hecht was a tireless community volunteer, and was dedicated to students in both Piedmont and Oakland. He served on Piedmont’s Board of Education from 1970 to 1982. Art also was very active with the Piedmont Continuation High School (now called Millennium High School). In 1998, the Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award was established in his memory.