2014 Inspiration Award Recipient

Twelve years ago, Margaret Marshall was named California Legislature Woman of the Year. This honor did not stop her. Since then, Margaret has been Co-Chair of the successful Redwood City Community for Better Schools parcel tax campaign team, served on the Board of Directors of Teen Pregnancy Coalition, and continued in her job as a consultant for the Sequoia High School After School Program.

Decades of work on behalf of our children and their education led up to this honor, and a decade more has only made Margaret more deserving of continued recognition. To name just a few, literally, of the dozens of organizations that have benefited from Margaret’s involvement, there are the PTA, Redwood City School District Board, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula Board, Redwood City 2000 (now Redwood City 2020), and the League of Women Voters.

Margaret lives in Redwood City and all three of her children attended elementary school in our district. Her first of many, many volunteer jobs was staffing the library at Clifford and repairing the old books. Like a lot of us, Margaret started out working in her children’s schools and became progressively involved in helping educate children at the district and community level. Along the way, she has inspired, mentored, and supported countless others to get involved too.

In 2014, we recognize the inspiration Margaret been for so many of us in our community, including members of the RCEF Board of Directors, with her positive outlook and enthusiasm for action.

In the words of RCEF Director, Jane Taylor, "We feel that Margaret embodies the spirit of this award. With grace and dignity, she leads by example and inspires others to become involved, and she has a knack for getting things done with her powers of persuasion, sense of humor, and good old-fashioned elbow grease."

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