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[Press] East Bay philanthropist honored with social impact award

This article written on November 22, 2020 by Amelia Williams from FOX2-KTVU honors our executive director, Donald Frazier, who was awarded the Social Impact Award from the East Bay Philanthropy Awards. The article discusses Donald's his story and the accomplishments BOSS has achieved from his leadership.


"I learned a lot about who I am, and that's when I really got into working in the social services, like homelessness and re-entry," said BOSS Executive Director, Donald Frazier...

For the past seven years, Frazier has served as the executive director of Berkeley's Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), a nonprofit founded 50 years ago to address the displacement of people with mental illness. Under Frazier's leadership, BOSS has expanded its outreach and added such programs as the Social Justice fellowship, re-entry resources for formerly incarcerated people, and treatment support for those dealing with substance abuse.

Frazier's work at BOSS this month earned him the Social Impact Award at the virtual East Bay Philanthropy Awards.

"I'm here to serve others," he said of the award. "If I have the opportunity to make a difference, that's my job, for the rest of my life; to be a voice for the people who don't have one."

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