Hillsborough Woman Honored By Peninsula Family Service

The nonprofit honors a local woman for her years of helping the organization.

Peninsula Family Service will honor a Hillsborough woman at its 17th annual “Winners” event this Wednesday.

The San Mateo-based nonprofit, which provides individuals and families of all ages skills and resources on the path to self-sufficiency, honors two women this year for the work they have done with Peninsula Family Service, including Hillsborough’s Ruth J. Wisnom.

“Peninsula Family Service changes peoples’ lives for the better, and Ruth Wisnom has changed Peninsula Family Service for the better in every way,” said Board Chair of Peninsula Family Service Judy Swanson in a statement. “Ruth’s legacy will always be an integral part of who we are and what we do.”

Wisnom was one of the founding members of the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service back in 1964 and has worked with Peninsula Family Service ever since. The auxiliary is a major fundraiser for the organization.

After serving for years on the Board of Directors, Wisnom now holds the recognition of Honorary Life Board Member. Additionally, two successive generations of Wisnom’s family remain active in Peninsula Family Service.

“Ruth and her family epitomize the helping hand at the heart of our mission,” said Swanson.

Wisnom will be joined by fellow honoree, Olivia Muñoz of San Bruno.

The “Winners” event features former 49ers player Brent Jones and television personality Jan Yanehiro. The gala will be held at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person or $275 per person including a private reception with Jones.

Visit www.peninsulafamilyservice.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Peninsula Family Service helps around 20,000 people each year, providing education, development, wellness and financial programs to community members who need a hand towards becoming self-sufficient.


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