Irvine Foundation Announces 2011 Leadership Award Recipients

The San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2011 Leadership Awards, which honor extraordinary individuals working to address some of California's most difficult problems.

Each of the five recipients will receive $125,000 in organizational support to further their efforts to improve the lives of homeless families, injured farm workers, low-income seniors, terminally ill patients, and combat veterans and their families. Now in its sixth year, the annual awards program aims to publicize innovative and effective solutions to tough problems and inform policymaking in the state capital.

The recipients of this year's awards are Dr. Judith Broder, The Soldiers Project; Tim Carpenter, EngAGE; Dr. Steven Pantilat, UCSF Palliative Care Program; Dori Rose Inda, Agricultural Workers' Access to Health Project; and Martha Ryan, Homeless Prenatal Program.

"These leaders have successfully developed and implemented solutions to some of California's most challenging problems, at a time when the state is hungry for proven solutions," said Irvine Foundation president and CEO Jim Canales. "They deserve both our recognition and the support needed to expand and replicate their models."