On February 23, 2014, Nicole Swedlow, Founder and Executive Director of EntreAmigos, San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico was personally acknowledged and thanked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a luncheon event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, California as one of 51 highly compassionate individuals who are the honorees of Unsung Heroes of Compassion 2014.
The honorees—24 women and 27 men—range in age from 16 to 85, work in 18 countries worldwide, and represent many ethnicities, cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. Gathered from the far corners of the earth, each demonstrates the timeless and universal human goodness celebrated by every wise culture.
“These individuals have been selected as representatives of the tens of thousands of people worldwide who quietly serve the disenfranchised and work to improve our communities through their personal efforts,” says Dick Grace, founder of Grace Family Vineyards and board chair of Wisdom in Action, the organization hosting the unique celebration. “We don’t see them or hear about them in the daily news, but they exemplify a humanism and heroism to which we must each aspire.”
This is a great honor to Nicole personally, but more importantly it is an acknowledgement of the positive impact that Entreamigos has had during its 8-years of service to the community of San Pancho.
For more information you can visit the Wisdom in Action website at http://newunsungheroes.org/2014-event/2014-unsung-heroes-of-compassion/nicole-swedlow/
written by: Tom Leach