George & Donna Burdick Business Award

Recipient of Austen Warburton Community Service Award

China Stix, Santa Clara is the 2018 Recipient

Nestled in the Santa Clara Town Centre, this spacious and welcoming restaurant is doing more than serving up delicious dishes. China Stix Restaurant is a family-owned business that opened their doors to the community almost 30 years ago. Known for their authentic cuisine inspired by the different regions of Asia: Mandarin, Szechuan, and Taiwanese, all under one roof. Chef/owner Frank Chang was born in Taiwan and followed his parents for the "American Dream". He strived to be successful and pursue a better life.

Frank is a long-standing, strong supporter of the community. He is an inspired member of the Rotary Club of Santa Clara and their many programs, PTA, Mission Lions Foundation and Santa Clara Host Lions Club dedicated to preventing blindness, the Santa Clara Woman's Club, and Santa Clara Unified School District, to name a few. He supports the Association of Chinese Cooking Teachers (ACCT), a nonprofit promoting the cuisines and cultures of Asia and forum for food professionals, culinary students, food purveyors and all food enthusiasts to network and exchange information and ideas. Frank helped raise funds and lead students from Cabrillo Middle School on tour of Changsha, China, in the Hunan Province. "Volunteer system is the biggest U.S. resource - everybody putting in to help community service", says Frank. "Get more involved with your community, try to help people if you can and don't be shy with your kindness and love."

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George Burdick was a co-founder of the Mission City Community Fund. He also founded Burdick Painting which grew to one of the largest commercial and residential painting companies in the County. George always found time to offer his assistance to the community through clubs, church and volunteer organizations. His reputation was that of a "get it done now the right way" kind of person and was a motto he lived by. The vision and generosity of the Burdick name was a cornerstone in the success of MCCF.

Each year, MCCF now honors a local business which has demonstrated the qualities of community service, philanthropy and constructive contributions to a better way of life for our citizens. This award is presented each year at our annual Dinner Dance, which this year is held at the Santa Clara Convention Center Mission Ballroom. If you would like to nominate a business which reflects the values of service and vision of George Burdick, please download a Nomination Form.


2008 - Richard Rossi (Master Precision Machining)
2009 - Gary Gillmor (Gillmor & Associates Realty)
2010 - Michael Blach (Blach Construction)
2011 - Dave DeLozier (Peterson's Insurance)
2012 - Tony Avelar (Santa Clara Realty)
2013 - Lou Pellegrini (Mission Trail Waste Systems)
2014 - Lou Mariani (Mariani's Inn)
2015 - Ravinder Lal
2016 - The Heintz Family (University Electric)
2017 - The Holder Family


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