Chamber honors Tom Fox for global philanthropyPleasanton Realtor Tom Fox was recognized by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for philanthropic and community contributions and presented with the organization's coveted Jenny Doehle Leadership Pleasanton award.
Realtor has served on 18 medical missions
Fox recently returned from a medical mission to rural India where he was one of several on a non-medical support staff, helping doctors repair cleft palates and cleft lips on more than 100 undernourished and impoverished children.
Fox has been on 18 of these trips, serving on teams that have performed surgeries on 75-80 patients each time. The missions are sponsored by Rotaplast with financial support from Rotary International, although everyone making the trip pays their own transportation costs.
The Chamber's award is named for Jenny Doehle, a long-time member of the Pleasanton Chamber's staff who died of leukemia in 2006.
Roy Cook, chairman of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, presented the award to Fox and his wife Sue at the Chamber's 2013 installation luncheon Tuesday at the Pleasanton Marriott Hotel.