The 2015-16 Holly Depatie Award for Excellence in Board Leadership

Spark is proud to announce Garen Corbett, Bay Area Advisory Board Chairman, as recipient of the 2015-16 Holly Depatie Award for Excellence in Board Leadership.

This inaugural award was introduced as a new tradition to honor expectional Board Members in the Spark network across all regional Boards and the National Board. We can't think of a more deserving person than Garen. As the Board Chair, he continues to lead by example and breathe new life and excitement into the Board, extending Spark's efforts to always reach new heights. Garen has humbly served on the Bay Area Advisory Board for the past five years and is an extremely valued advisor with out-of-the-box solutions.


Spark inspires 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to succeed in high school and beyond by connecting them with mentors in leading workplaces and supporting their academic journey with skill-building and resources. By engaging working professionals and connecting businesses with local communities, Spark empowers the next generation to perform better in school, graduate on time and lead fulfilling careers and lives.

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