06 FEB 2019

Adam’s Legacy Honored by Animation Industry

Kim Burke accepts the June Foray award on behalf of her late husband Adam Burke during the annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles.
Kim Burke accepts the June Foray award on behalf of her late husband Adam Burke during the annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles.

The legacy of NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board Member Adam Burke was honored by his animation industry colleagues at a glamorous awards presentation Feb. 2 in Los Angeles.

Introduced by Pixar Director Brad Bird, Adam’s wife Kim took the stage, accompanied by sons, Aiden and Zach, at the 46th Annual Annie Awards ceremony. She accepted the June Foray Award onAdam Burke behalf of Adam, who lost his battle with lung cancer in October 2018.

Adam, a longtime animator who had a hand in nearly every Pixar release for the past 15 years, was honored for his passion for animation, talent, generosity and kindness. The Foray award acknowledges significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation.

NorthBay Healthcare Foundation President Brett Johnson and a group of board members, staff and friends attended the event, to share support for Kim and the family.

Kim Burke and Pixar Director Brad Bird pose for a photo following the annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles.Not only did Adam serve as a board member, but Kim is a NorthBay Guild volunteer, and Zach has worked at NorthBay for five years. In fact, an article published in the evening’s program acknowledged Adam’s involvement with NorthBay Healthcare, mentioning that he organized crucial fundraising efforts to keep the system supported at the highest levels.

To watch a clip of Kim’s speech, click here

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