oral  lee brown

Through her grass roots charity in Oakland California, Oral Lee Brown  kept  made good on a promise years ago to send at-risk students to college.   She was honored by the California Women’s Conference.

betty chinn

Betty Chinn is a woman who exemplifies how one person can touch the lives of hundreds of people whom the rest of the world has forgotten. Her purpose is simple: to show the homeless who live in her hometown of Eureka love, comfort and basic humanity.  

The Minerva Awards.

oprah winfrey

This short film was created to pay tribute to Oprah Winfrey as she was being honored at the California Women’s Conference with a Minerva Award

Bob Bates has produced short-form tribute films for many celebrities and philanthropists, including Oprah Winfrey, Billie Jean King, Gloria Steinem, Quincy Jones, Jane Goodall,  Sidney Poitier, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and more.