MARIAN MANN explains to potential volunteers “If you give your time to help others, you will be happier than you ever thought possible”. Clearly she believes this to be true, as she is involved in the school systems, merchants associations as well as a wide variety of community volunteer groups. Marian co-founded and chaired the national award winning anti-graffiti program in Daly City. (Al Teglia was her co-founder). The program is listed in the National Index for Success as the model program for the country. She has helped form and lead the Gateway Festival for the last six years, celebrating the richness of the diverse ethnic community. Marian also helped create an annual Funday for mentally challenged young people from Bay Area facilities. Over 250 clients from Poplar Center, RCH and others participate each year. She offers emotional and practical support to youth needing guidance and help in doing community service to fulfill their probation. She enables these “at risk” youths to become productive members of the community. On top of all this and more, she owns her own business, has raised six natural and adopted children and four stray puppies.