Good Shepherd Gracenter

Our Awardees

Amazing Grace Community Award for 2015

ben swigBen Swig

Benjamin Harrison Swig,  Nov. 17, 1893-Oct. 31, 1980.  Mr. Swig was an extraordinary man, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose efforts spanned many causes.  He tirelessly supported the work of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd with young women for 25 years.  To this day, thirty-five years after his death in 1980, his legacy continues to support young women who find at Good Shepherd Gracenter a safe home, supportive services, an opportunity to become successful in their personal lives, and a chance to give back to their families and to their communities.  “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”


Amazing Grace Community Award for 2015

tandyTandy Iles

Tandy Iles has been the Director of the City College of San Francisco Drug & Alcohol Studies Program since its inception in 1998. In addition to coordinating a 38.5 unit State-accredited program and managing the Drug and Alcohol Community Advisory Board, she also teaches the following courses: Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Studies and Fieldwork I & II. Both courses afford her the opportunity to welcome new students into the program while preparing senior students to gain practical skills in the field. She has over twenty-five years in the field with an emphasis on community health and cultural humility.    She is the co-author of "It's All About Us" African American Women Fighting Against Tobacco.  Tandy has served on the boards of the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Educators (CAADE) and Homeless Children Network.