PAL is a Finalist for 2023 Power of Giving Awards!
The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) announced the winners for the 2023 Power of Giving Impact Awards
, a centerpiece of the Power of Giving Celebration held at the Bankhead Theater on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6pm. Recognizing dedication, hard work, and profound community impact, the awards commend the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in the Tri-Valley region.
PAL was a proud finalist at TVNPA’s Power of Giving Awards in the Arts & Culture category. The results were announced at the celebration on November 8. We extend our congratulations to the Livermore Valery Arts for winning the award in this category, and to all the other winners and finalists. We’re just thrilled and grateful to receive all the camaraderie, visibility, and recognition in our first ever nomination. This was a wonderful event, and it was amazing to meet and greet a vast number of impact makers in our community! Thanks so much to PAL Board Member Lynda Briggs for accompanying me. PAL received a certificate of recognition for noteworthy contribution in the TriValley community and a fun goodie bag! Special thanks to Andres Ripa, the General Manager of Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton, for providing a generous letter of support during the nomination process.
Meghana Mitragotri, PAL 2023 President
November 8, 2023 Presentation
Power of Giving Finalists
TVNPA President & CEO Kathy Young, PAL President Meghana Mitragotri, PAL Wall Coordinator & Board Member Lynda Briggs, Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown
TVNPA President Kathy Young and PA President Meghana Mitragotri
PAL’s POG Certificate
PAL Recognized at City Council Meeting on October 17, 2023
PAL was recognized and received an Art Proclamation to recognize October 2023 as National Arts and Humanities Month at the Pleasanton City Council Meeting along with the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC).
PAL President Meghana Mitragotri represented the Pleasanton Art League and accepted the Proclamation at the Pleasanton City Council meeting from Mayor Karla Brown and City Council members on October 17. Big thanks to the Alameda County Arts Commission for initiating this art advocacy across City Levels. The meeting was broadcast live on Channel 29 and YouTube. Watch the ceremony & PAL President Meghana Mitragotri’s acceptance speech (1 hour 1 minute 49 seconds into the meeting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sJm-liBMhg&t=4236s
This is PAL’s second Proclamation this year and fourth since 2022!
Left to Right:
Councilmember Julie Testa, Councilmember Valerie Arkin, PCAC President Kelly Cousins, Mayor Karla Brown, PAL President Meghana Mitragotri, Councilmember Jack Balch, Councilmember Jeff Nibert
PAL Recognized and Received Art Proclamation on April 18, 2023
The Pleasanton Art League was thrilled to receive a Proclamation from Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown and City Council Members at the City Council Meeting on April 18, recognizing April 2023 as Arts, Culture & Creativity Month.
The Proclamation was presented to PAL President Meghana Mitragotri, PAL’s Pals Show Chair Rekha J0shi, PAL’s Pals Committee member Reena Babu and PAL Workshop Chairs Linda & George Garbarino.Our heartfelt thanks to the Alameda County Arts Commission and Californians for the Arts for initiating this arts advocacy.
To honor and celebrate this month, PAL organized PAL’s Pals Youth Art Show for Middle and High School Students at Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Shopping Center.
Picture at the San Ramon Art Summit:
Dennis Baker (AVA President), Meghana Mitragotri (PAL President), Vanessa Thomas (DAC Co-Founder), Adam Chow (Recreation Supervisor, City of San Ramon), Christine Watters (LAA President) & Ranjini Venkatachari (AAC City of San Ramon) (Image Credit: City of San Ramon) More information about the event can be found on Dublin Patch in the article Arts Summit held in the City of San Ramon.
View Dublin Patch article HERE.
PAL Recognized and Received Art Proclamation on October 18, 2022
PAL Recognized and Received Art Proclamation at City Council Meeting for the second time in 2022! It was an honor to represent the Pleasanton Art League and accept an Art Proclamation to recognize October 2022 as National Arts and Humanities Month at the Pleasanton City Council meeting with Mayor Karla Brown and City Council members on October 18; this Proclamation was shared with the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) . A big THANK YOU to the PAL Board, members, volunteers, and partners for all the support. Heartfelt thanks to the Alameda County Arts Commission for initiating art advocacy at all City Levels. The meeting was broadcast live on Channel 29 and YouTube. Watch PAL President Meghana Mitragotri’s acceptance speech (49 minutes 52 seconds into the meeting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOBErZMkse4&t=2996s
Photo credit: Chuck Deckert. From the left: Councilmember Kathy Narum, Vice Mayor Valerie Arkin, Councilmember Julie Testa, PAL President Meghana Mitragotri, PCAC President Kelly Cousins, Mayor Karla Brown, and Councilmember Jack Balch.