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Game Changers

2024 Community Champion Awards and Fundraiser

This year’s theme was Game Changers and reflected the hope, dedication, and innovation that lives in our community. We honored and celebrated Game Changers who are leading the way forward through bold partnerships and collaborations, are helping secure joyful victories and are moving us closer to achieving our shared vision of a thriving community. These are some of the folks leading the way to change the rules and create a new game. A game that stacks the odds in favor of everyday people so that we can live together with love, dignity, and opportunity. 

The 2024 Game-Changing honorees were Dr. Robert K. Ross, recognized as Community Ally Champion; Mayor Felipe Perez of Firebaugh, recognized as Elected Champion; The League of Women Voters, recognized as Community Partner Champion; Christian de la Rosa-Arias, recognized as Youth Champion; and Laura K. Moreno, recognized as Resident Champion.  

With almost 200 guests in attendance from community-based organizations, local businesses, and elected officials, the honorees were praised for their work in the community and the Central Valley region. Along with the award ceremony, games were played, a celebration of folkloric dance was performed by the Aztec Dance Club, and Mariachi Alas de Jalisco filled the air with beautiful music. 

Meet the game changers

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Youth Champion:

Christian de la Rosa-Arias

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Resident Champion:

Laura K. Moreno

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Community Ally Champion: 

Dr. Robert K. Ross

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Partner Champion:

The League of Women Voters of Fresno

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Elected Champion:

Mayor Felipe Perez

In 2023, Fresno Building Healthy Communities, with a steadfast commitment to health equity and social justice, led the charge in empowering residents to thrive. Through collaborative efforts with local partners, Fresno BHC facilitated access to essential healthcare services, promoted nutritious food options, and advocated for safe and vibrant neighborhoods. Here is a snapshot of some of the work we accomplished.

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2024 Community Champion Awards and Fundraiser

Thanking our generous sponsors

We extend our deepest gratitude to the remarkable sponsors whose unwavering support made the 2024 Community Champion Awards and Fundraiser an incredible success. Their commitment to our community reflects their dedication to uplifting and empowering those around us.

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