8th Annual Building Empathy and

Respect Awards


Each year at our annual Building Empathy and Respect (BER) Awards and Benefit Event, PCRC recognizes the extraordinary impact of ordinary people. We celebrate the power of empathy and respect in improving the lives of community members everyday throughout San Mateo County. We also raise funds to advance our mission of partnering with individuals, groups and institutions to empower people, build relationships, and reduce violence through collaborative and innovative processes.

This year, PCRC has chosen four extraordinary individuals to receive the PCRC Building Empathy and Respect Award. In addition, two outstanding local high school seniors who have been actively involved in PCRC youth development programs will receive scholarships.

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The Honorable Jackie Speier,

U.S Representative of California’s 14th Congressional District, San Mateo

Jon Kaufman,

Founder, H2OpenDoors, Redwood City

Pastor Paul Bains,

Community and Faith Leader, East Palo Alto

Regina Stanback Stroud,

RN, Ed.D,.President, Skyline College, San Bruno


Our dear Sponsors

PCRC’s long-standing mission is to assist clients in solving their most complex personal, organizational, and social challenges through training, mediation and facilitation services. Each year we help empower thousands of individuals in San Mateo County to advocate for themselves and create positive change in their communities. Our annual BER event is vital to raising broader awareness about our work and raises essential funds for delivering our programs and services to more people each year. We would not be able to do this without the support of our donors and we want to take this opportunity to recognize the extraordinary individuals and organizations that have supported our 8th’s edition so far. If you wish to sponsor us check out our sponsorship package here