The Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way gives two annual awards to deserving community members or local businesses; the “NANCY FERREIRA LEADERSHIP AWARD”; and the "PEDRO AWARD."
The "Nancy Ferreira Leadership Award" recognizes an individual or organization most significantly contributing to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way annual fundraising campaign.This honor is named after Nancy Ferreira, a long-time executive director for Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way whose spirit, actions, values, efforts and dedication immensely benefitted the citizens of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties.
The "Pedro Award" is given to an individual who is willing to help his/her fellowman without thought of personal gain. This is the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way’s most prestigious local award. Forty-six years ago, the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way began to receive a modest monthly contribution paid in cash, with a note stating, “TO HELP OTHERS” signed “PEDRO.” A year later it was decided to borrow the Pedro name for a very special Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way Award, this being the only award of its kind, recognizing an individual’s lifetime of caring for others.
The awards are given out Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way’s "Celebration of Service and Awards Breakfast" held in August each year.