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Steve Kurtagh

2021, Ron Hering Awards

“My Mission is to create a better world by selfless service to others.”

Steve Kurtagh has been a leader for Boys To Men in Northern California since 2010.  In the last two years he has spearheaded Boys-To-Men circles in San Francisco, trained more than a dozen new leaders, established Northern California Boys To Men as an independent 501c3, while keeping the existing programs in Santa Cruz County going.  During Covid, he managed to adapt the program from an historical in-person model to an online model.  In the years with Boys to Men, Steve has raised funds, organized and staffed boys weekends, helped start new circles, and has impacted the lives of hundreds of boys. Steve lives in Santa Cruz, California.  He has been married for 49 years, and has a daughter and two grandsons.  He has been an active volunteer since his retirement in 2010.  He is the President of the Board and Program Director for Boys to Men Northern California, which he established as an independent organization in the last two years.  He is also a mentor/docent at Ano Nuevo State Park Seal Rookery, and volunteers at Santa Cruz Operation Surf, and at YearUp.

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