Alba Witkin was inducted into the Philanthropy category in 2014.
Alba Witkin founded the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation in 1982 and, since then, has facilitated the distribution of more than $15 million in charitable contributions to Bay Area organizations, many of them in Alameda County. Alba has had a profoundly positive impact on young children's lives through her charitable giving, focusing much of the Foundation's support on programs that assist children in the formative years leading to age 5 so that they are best prepared to learn when they enter school. Alba has also led the Foundation's growing support of youth transitioning out of the foster care system. Many of these young people face significant obstacles as they move into adulthood, and Alba's support offers a significant boost to their chances of transitioning to happy and productive independence.