Business, Group, or Service Organization Recipients
Original Honorees: Roy and Peggy Ruhkala 1998
|1999||Rocklin Lions Club|
|2000||Original Thirteen Friends of the Library|
|2001||Teen Center Committee|
|2002||Rocklin Historical Society|
|2003||Carl Krause – Hacienda Del Roble Restaurant
Randy & Lisa Peters – Venita Rhea’s Restaurant
|2004||Safeway – Granite Drive
Safeway – Sunset Boulevard
Albertsons – Pacific Street
Bel Air – Sunset Boulevard
Food Source – Stanford Ranch Road
|2005||Rocklin High School Thunder Galleria|
|2006||Tri-City Little League|
|2007||Friends of the Library||
The Rocklin Friends of the Library was established in 1982, and has supported and promoted the Rocklin Library since. Their efforts have helped to procure and renovate Rocklin’s library facilities, bolster the County library’s collection, and support programming locally.
|2008||William Jessup University|
|2009||Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce|
|2010||Wave Communications – Gerry Lyons|
|2011||Rotary Club of South Placer
Rotary Club of the Rocklin/Loomis Basin
|2012||Whitney High School Junior ROTC|
|2013||Kiwanis Club of Rocklin|
|2014||Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers, Inc.|
Bach to Rock Music Academy
This local music school gives back to the community in a variety of ways, including supporting fundraisers and providing free student band and DJ services to events. Bach to Rock also is heavily involved with the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, donating to the Chambers Adopt a Family program and hosting the Sunrise with the Chamber networking event.
Allegiant Giving supports today’s heroes and tomorrow’s leaders by serving veterans, students, and athletes. This service organizations supports veterans and their spouses through education, employment, and entrepreneurial programs, one of which is the Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido (RUFF) Healing Heroes initiative.
Since 2013, Compassion Planet has mentored and supported aged-out foster youth and youth from at-risk backgrounds, helping them overcome personal obstacles and become independent and employable.
Compassion Planet also provides three nonprofit businesses in the Rocklin community in which the youth receive paid work experience, including Deer Creek Farm, DCF Garden & Market and the Compassion Thrift Shop.
|2022||Rocklin Lost and Found Pets||
Losing pets is always a stressful moment in pet owners’ lives, and for the last ten years Kimberly Hall, founder of Rocklin Lost and Found Pets (RLFP), has worked tirelessly to find missing pets around the city. This service organization not only spreads awareness for pets that are lost but also towards animals that have been abandoned or are without a home. The service will set humane traps and gather search parties, night or day, to take care of Rocklin’s animals.
“Their unyielding dedication to the helpless lost fur babies in this community has reunited untold families with their beloved pets,” RFLP’s nominator said. “They do of this at their own expense. Their unyielding dedication to the helpless lost fur babies in this community has reunited untold families with their beloved pets. They are always there. Every single time.”