The Los Altos Community Foundation celebrated their Honorary Founder John W. Gardner’s legacy at the 2016 Gardner Awards Dinner on April 7th. TACO was recognized
as an inclusive organization where musicians have a place to make music and merriment, build community and create opportunities for members. The event highlighted 26 volunteers who exhibit civic entrepreneurship and service in the community. Among the honorees receiving Gardner Awards was TACO founder and director Cathy Humphers Smith. Cathy accepted the award in the company of several musicians and friends of the orchestra, on behalf of ALL of the musicians and volunteers who make up the TACO community.