Outstanding Young Californians
I serve on the Board of Trustees of the California Jaycees Foundation. The Foundation is the non-profit fundraising arm of the California Junior Chamber, a leadership and networking organization for young adults. The Foundation has supported projects such as providing back to school clothing for young children all over California, helping to support the construction of a butterfly garden at a school in Laverne and here in LA providing a portion of the funding for the restoration of the statue of Amelia Earhart in North Hollywood Park. For over 40 years, the Foundation has funded many great community development projects in California.
The Foundation produces the annual Outstanding Young Californian Awards. This honors young adults who are not only outstanding in their chosen field but have had an impact on the community at large. Past winners of the award include actress Emma Samms, boxer Sugar Shane Mosley, former School Board President Caprice Young, Mayor of Santa Clarita Cameron Smythe and "The Apprentice" winner Kelly Perdew, among many others. The program is a preliminary to the United States Junior Chamber's Ten Outstanding Young Amercians whose past winners include Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Al Gore, Elvis, Andew Shue, George Stephanopolous and many, many others.
Among this year's winners include our own Jim Alger, Oakland As starting picther Barry Zito, Fox News' Nischelle Turner and ten others.
The event is a major fundraiser for the Foundation and its programs. If you're interested in supporting us, I'd appreciate it. You can buy a ticket for the awards dinner, buy an ad supporting a candidate in the event program and/or donate an item for the silent auction. Feel free to contact me directly if you wish to help. Thank you.