FELECIA GAIL GASTON

Felecia Gaston is the Founder & Executive Director of Performing Stars, a non-profit organization, founded in 1990, to provide enrichment programs for low-income children, families and communities. The organization has transformed the lives of 3,000 of youth for over a period of 32 years.

Marin City was created in 1942.  To celebrate its 80 year history in 2022 Felecia has created the Marin City Historical & Preservation Society to tell the largely untold story of African American perseverance in Marin County.

Some of Felecia’s awards include the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame (1999) and the Marin Human Rights Commission – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award (2002). She also has been featured on television in ABC7 Salutes by Cheryl Jennings, Anchor, KGO-TV (2006) and the Hallmark Channel-New Morning Television (2006). In 2012, Felecia was recognized with a Cultural Treasures Award by the Marin County Cultural Services Commission, as an honoree for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s “Bridging the Generations” event, and as a Role Model Hero of Marin by the Pacific Sun newspaper and Circle Bank. In 2015, Felecia was presented with recognition into the House of Representatives Congressional Record by the Honorable Jared Huffman. And most recently, in 2020 Felecia received the Center for Volunteers and Nonprofit Leadership’s Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence award.

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