Ford Freedom Unsung Honors Bay Area Heroes

Ford Freedom Unsung honorees with Pamela Alexander of the Ford  Motor Company Fund and Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of Oakland PIC, at the Ford Freedom Unsung Bay Area awards ceremony.

Ford Freedom Unsung honorees with Pamela Alexander of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of Oakland PIC, at the Ford Freedom Unsung Bay Area awards ceremony Dec. 8, 2015.

 

The Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. was elated to honor African American leaders and organizations in the Bay Area at the Ford Freedom Unsung awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 in Oakland, presented by Ford Motor Company.  As the community partner of the event, the Oakland PIC helped celebrate these leaders who are making significant contributions to improve the quality of life for others.

Congratulations to all the San Francisco Bay Area Ford Freedom Unsung Heroes!

Those awarded included:

Education – Cynthia M. Adams, Oral Lee Brown, Relonda Hancock-McGhee, Michael Morgan, and Charles Tinsley.

Military – Raymond Banks, Fred Bowe, Rodney Cates, and Conway B. Jones, Jr.

Youth – Darius Aikens, Alexis Foster, Danielle Garrett, Ciara Smith, and Aaliyah Washington.

Community – Carol Ferguson, Jocelyn Freeman-Garrick, Genice Jacobs, Egypt Ina King, Royce McLemore, and Randy Rowden.

Organization – Ariel Outreach Mission, The Garden Project Earth Stewards Program, The Hidden Genius Project, Lend A Hand Foundation, Inc., Men and Women of Purpose, and Solutions for At Risk Youth (SFARY).

Thank you to Ford Motor Company, Pamela Alexander, Director of Community Development with the Ford Motor Company Fund, Angela Polk, the entire Ford Freedom Unsung team, our local ambassadors and other partners for a grand event. All photos by Tasin Sabir.

Left to right, Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund, Gay Plair Cobb and Paul Cobb, Publisher of the Post News Group.

Left to right, Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund, Gay Plair Cobb and Paul Cobb, Publisher of the Post News Group.

Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund, Gay Plair Cobb, and Youth Ambassador Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.

Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund, Gay Plair Cobb and Youth Ambassador Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.

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Gay Plair Cobb and Education Ambassador Bernard McCune, Oakland Unified School District.

 

 

 

 

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Ford Freedom Unsung Education Honoree Oral Lee Brown, Gay Plair Cobb and Bernida Reagan.

Photo by www.tasinsabir.com

Pamela Alexander, Ford Motor Company Fund, and Paul Cobb, Publisher of the Post News Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by www.tasinsabir.com

Oakland PIC staff: Mayra Ramirez, Janet Pan, Carla Liggins, Gwendolyn Madden, Olu Oluwole, Victor Chumbe, and Marilyn Norman.

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