George & Donna Burdick Business Award

George Burdick was a co-founder of the Mission City Community Fund. He and his wife, Donna, founded Burdick Painting which grew to be one of the most recognized commercial painting companies in Silicon Valley. George and Donna were involved in and supported MCCF and many service clubs and volunteer organizations over the years. George’s reputation of “get it done now, the right way” was a motto he lived by, while Donna’s behind-the-scenes work and contagious enthusiasm helped drive the various projects they supported forward. The vision and generosity of the Burdick name was a cornerstone in the success of MCCF.

Each year, MCCF honors a local business which has demonstrated the qualities of community service, philanthropy and constructive contributions to a better way of life for Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley community. Candidates for this award must meet one or more of the following criteria to be nominated:

  • community service,
  • resources provided to the community,
  • promotion of community service to their employees and employee participation.

The award is presented to the recipient each year during the MCCF annual fundraiser/event, usually held in November.

If you would like to nominate a business which reflects the values, service and vision of George & Donna Burdick, please download a nomination form.

If you know someone deserving of the award, download the Nomination Form.

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Award Recipients


Richard Rossi (Master Precision Machining)


Gary Gillmor (Gillmor & Associates Realty)


Michael Blach (Blach Construction)


Dave DeLozier (Peterson’s Insurance)


Tony Avelar (Santa Clara Realty)


Lou Pellegrini (Mission Trail Waste Systems)


Lou Mariani (Mariani’s Inn)


Ravinder Lal


The Heintz Family (University Electric)


The Holder Family


China Stix


Applied Materials


Gary Filizetti (Devcon Construction)


Lou Mariani (Mariani’s Inn)