Sunday Best IV
Greg Sarris to be Honored by the Gray Foundation
The Gray Foundation will honor Greg Saris, Chairman of Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, with its "I Made a Difference" award at 3pm Sunday, September 29th at the DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue Street.
The "I Made a Difference" Star Award is given periodically in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to education and youth in our community. Last year's "I Made a Difference" honoree, former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, will present the award to Sarris. Previous honorees: Richard "Dick" Colombini, 2011; Shirley J. Gordon, 2010; Pete Golis, 2001; Gene Benedetti, 2000; William Reinking, 1999; Mark Idhe, 1998; Everett Shapiro, 1997; Sheri Graves, 1995.
The Gray Foundation was founded by Gilbert and Alice Gray in 1992. The foundation provides scholarships to students of who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, athletics, vocational skills and community service.
Tickets can be purchased at www.gray-foundation or Gray Foundation Sunday Best IV Brown Paper Tickets. For advertising, sponsorship, or group ticket information, please contact the Gray Foundation at 707.799.5509 or email email@example.com. Tickets are $50.00.
Sarris (born February 12, 1952) is a college professor, author, producer, and screenwriter. He was chosen in 2005 to fill the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. The Chair was endowed by his tribe. He was formerly the Fletcher Jones Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and a full professor at UCLA for ten years.
Sarris has served six terms as elected Chairman of the Tribe and is currently leading the Tribe in its economic development endeavors with Station Casinos. Greg oversees all business negotiations and the daily operations of the Tribe.
The Native American author and educator is most notably know for his written works Grand Avenue: A Novel in Stories, 1995; Mable McKay: Weaving a Dream (Portraits of American Genus), 1997; Keeping Slug Women Alice: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts, 1993; and Watermelon Nights, 1999.
Sarris' earlier book, Grand Avenue, was made into an HBO miniseries, which Greg wrote and executive produced with Robert Redford. Greg holds a PhD from Stanford University and is currently the Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Loyola Marymount University.
For the fourth consecutive year Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire will lead the auction for the" Alice Gray Legacy Hat" auction. McGuire represents the fourth district.
DeTurk Round Barn (View)
819 Donahue Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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