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To say that Bob Dunning is the Herb Caen of Davis is an understatement. Herb Caen was the Bob Dunning of San Francisco. As you may know, Bob has reached an incredible milestone this year, with 50-plus years on the staff of The Davis Enterprise. The fact that Bob is the author of an iconic daily column for The Enterprise is a remarkable achievement, but it is only one part of his enormous contributions to the Davis community. Through his column, Bob has motivated us to get involved in our community; he’s made us laugh, cry and think deeply about local issues; and he’s challenged us to be better people. Beyond sharing his thoughts in print and online, Bob has supported innumerable service clubs and nonprofit organizations in Davis by emceeing their fundraisers, hosting their get-togethers and rallying others to their causes. While Bob may be the “prose laureate” of Davis, he is also our community conscience.
It’s time to honor Bob. The celebration will take place in three parts including two activities and a scholarship fundraiser:
An online celebration on Friday, April 9th will celebrate the highlights of Bob’s career. Community members are invited to join in on Zoom (limited to the first 100) or enjoy the recording that we'll upload afterwards. The community is also invited to show Bob some love by participating in a socially distanced vehicle parade tentatively planned for Saturday, April 24th.
Additionally, funds will be raised to endow, in Bob’s name, a scholarship to a graduating senior of a high school in the Davis Joint Unified School District considering a career in journalism.
Sponsors at the levels described on this page will be honored online and in print.
The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge has offered the use of their 501 (c) (3) designation so that your contribution to the high school scholarship may be tax-deductible. Please make your check payable to Davis Odd Fellows Helping Hands, Inc. The EIN is 47-4578511 and the Charitable Trust number is CT0247740. Mark “Celebrating Bob Dunning” on the memo line of your check. Mail your contribution to: Lea Rosenberg, Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 2nd Street, Davis CA 95616.
Please provide your email address, printed, so that we may acknowledge your contribution and provide a receipt for your tax return if needed.
The Celebrating Bob Dunning Committee