Annual Inspiration Dinner Honoring Cheryl Jennings

IAS Presents Humanitarian Award to Cheryl Jennings at Annual Inspiration Dinner

Cheryl Jennings, long-time anchor of San Francisco’s KGO-TV Channel 7 evening news, received the Humanitarian Award from the International Association of Sufism on September 22, at the Annual Inspiration Dinner at Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael, California. The event was well attended, all enthusiastic in their accolades for Cheryl, a community favorite. She is known and beloved for her work with a myriad of non-profit organizations locally and internationally, including co-founding the Children’s Penny Campaign with Roots of Peace, helping to remove land mines in Afghanistan. Speakers at the dinner included Dr. Nahid Angha and Dr. Ali Kianfar, co-founders and co-directors of IAS, and Heidi Kuhn, founder of Roots of Peace. The emcee for the evening was Don Sanchez, former KGO anchor with Cheryl.

The Annual Dinner celebrates the unique expression of personal development, service to the larger good, and skilled achievement in the life of a local member of our Bay Area community.  Among past honorees are: actor, activist and counter culture pioneer Peter Coyote; author and cosmologist Brian Swimme; religious studies scholar Huston Smith; Homeward Bound Executive Director Mary Kay Sweeney; Novelist Nafisa Haji; Dominican University Professor Harlan Stelmach; theologian and educator Matthew Fox, and the philanthropic activists the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.

Annual Dinner Gallery

Cheryl Jennings

Cheryl Jennings and Dr. Nahid Angha


Dr. Seyyed Ali Kianfar


Dr. Nahid Angha


Heidi Kuhn speaking


Host Don Sanchez speaking

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