OCCUR held its inaugural David E. Glover Legacy Awards this week – a benefit for the David E. Glover Education & Technology Center – on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Impact Hub Oakland.
More than two hundred people attended the event, which honored Glover’s legacy and celebrated honorees for their extraordinary work in the community. Erik Moore, founder and Managing Director of Base Ventures, was the keynote speaker. A Richmond native, he gave personal reflections including his journey from his neighborhood, to becoming an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and eventually establishing his own successful venture capital firm.
Melanie Shelby, president of Gray, Greer, Shelby & Vaughn, LLC, was mistress of ceremonies.
She presented awards to the five honorees. Fred Blackwell, president of the San Francisco Foundation and nephew to the late David Glover, received the “David E. Glover Legacy Award.” His mother Angela Glover Blackwell accepted the award on his behalf. Michael C. Bush, creator of The 8 Factors, received the “Entrepreneur Award.” Yvette Radford, vice president External and Community Affairs Kaiser Permanente, received the “Corporate Award” on behalf of Kaiser Permanente. Konda Mason, co-director/CEO of Hub Oakland, received the “Community Award,” and Jason Young, president/CEO and Co-Founder of MindBlown Labs and the Hidden Genius Project, received the “Innovator Award.”