Annual Awards

The Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way gives two annual awards to deserving community members or local businesses; the “NANCY FERREIRA LEADERSHIP AWARD”; and the "PEDRO AWARD."

The Nancy Ferreira Leadership award is given annually in memory of Nancy Ferreira to an individual or organization most significantly contributing to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way campaign.

In 1999 the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way established the Nancy Ferreira Leadership Award in memory of the exemplary leader whose spirit, actions, values, efforts and dedication immensely benefited the citizens of the Yuba-Sutter area.

The "Pedro Award" is given to an individual who is willing to help his/her fellowman without thought of personal gain.  This is the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way’s most prestigious local award. Forty-one years ago, the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way began to receive a generous monthly contribution paid in cash, with a note stating “TO HELP OTHERS” signed “PEDRO.”  A year later it was decided to borrow the Pedro name for a very special Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way Award, this being the only award of its kind, recognizing an individual’s lifetime of caring for others.

Please call (530) 743-1847 or email terry@yuba-sutterunitedway.org for more information about how to make a nomination for one of these awards, or click the link below to print out a nomination form or to see the list of past winners.

The awards are presented at the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way’s "Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast." This year's event is August 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Plaza Room inside Hillcrest Plaz in Yuba City.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LIST OF PAST NANCY FERREIRA LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LIST OF PAST PEDRO AWARD WINNERS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NANCY FERREIRA APPLICATION

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PEDRO AWARD APPLICATION