National Philanthropy Day: Outstanding Volunteer Award


November 12, 2010

Governor’s Proclamation (Click to Enlarge)

Governor’s Proclamation (Click to Enlarge)

Homma Kancho was honored on November 12th, 2010 as the winner of the Outstanding Volunteer Award for National Philanthropy Day. This year’s ceremony began with the following words by organizers. “If a community is to be a strong one, then its fabric must be woven together with the threads of generosity.” Each year, on National Philanthropy Day in Colorado, we demonstrate the strength of this community by highlighting our brilliant tapestry of philanthropists, volunteers, and committed community leaders.”

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside nationwide each November to recognize the thousands of generous people and organizations who donate their time, talent, and financial resources to worthy causes. This year’s luncheon celebration was held Friday, November 12th honoring ten outstanding individuals and organizations for their commitment to philanthropy. Held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, over 1000 community members attended the event. Channel 7 News Team’s John Ferrugia served as the Master of Ceremonies.

Homma Kancho gave a speech to the 1000 in attendance at this special luncheon and received a Governor’s Proclamation from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter for his achievement as Outstanding Volunteer for 2010. In attendance with Homma Kancho were Consul General of Japan Kazuo Kubo and his wife, Consul Mitsui and Nippon Kan Staff. Homma Kancho noted in his speech to attendees, “As Japanese people, we are always thinking about how to be good visitors and citizens in Denver and how best to contribute to our local community.”
Click here to view the video presentation of Homma Kancho aired at the National Philanthropy Awards Ceremony.