The Edward Boss Prado Foundation was honored as the Nonprofit of the Year for the 28th Assembly District, according to an announcement by Assemblymember Gail Pellerin.
“The Edward Boss Prado Foundation works relentlessly to empower people who are in need of resources that foster dignity and respect,” says the announcement from Pellerin’s office. “(The) foundation focuses on partnerships, programs, and sponsorships that directly help families most in need. The foundation manages more than 15 programs that serve the residents of several cities within the District and beyond, including Hollister, Gilroy, San Martin, Morgan Hill and recently expanding to San Jose.”
The Prado Foundation was started in Morgan Hill by Cecelia Ponzini in 2013. She created the foundation in honor of her son, Edward Boss Prado, who died that year at the age of 29, says the press release from Pellerin’s office. The foundation is run by volunteers and has served more than 20,000 families.
“It is exciting to honor deserving nonprofits like The Edward Boss Prado Foundation, who do extraordinary work in their hometown communities,” Pellerin said. “They are our unsung heroes who work tirelessly; expecting nothing in return. They deserve to be recognized for their efforts and service.”
The 28th District encompasses portions of Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County, including Morgan Hill and portions of Gilroy and San Martin.