Girl Scouts to honor Richard N. Goldman
In 1990, legendary Bay Area philanthropist Richard N. Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda H. Goldman (1924-1996) established the Goldman
Environmental Prize, stemming from their lifelong commitment to
environmental protection, in order to recognize ordinary individuals
working at the grassroots level who protect and enhance our environment.
Keeping with his commitment to positive environmental stewardship, Goldman helped launch "Girl Scouts Save the Bay," connecting girls with nature and building the next generation of environmental stewards.
The Girl Scouts of Northern California recognized Goldman's efforts by presenting him with their 2009 Person of Distinction award at a ceremony emceed by CBS5 News Anchor Sydnie Kohara.
The scene was a poignant one, with a lion of Bay Area business and philanthropy feted by a host of energetic, ambitious young girls who shared his vision of a better environmental future. The Julia Morgan Ballroom provided a particularly appropriate venue for the event, itself a monument to the tenaciousness, creativity and style of a woman who shattered boundaries and left an indelible imprint upon the Bay Area.