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Nominees Announced For 2014 SCV Man And Woman Of The Year

Nonprofits in the Santa Clarita Valley nominated 29 candidates (15 men and 14 women) for the honors of SCV Man and Woman of the Year.


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A large crowd attended the 2014 Paparazzi Party at the home of Dianne and Wayne Crawford to meet the candidates for 2014 SCV Man and Woman of the Year. Photo by Michele E. Buttelman.

A Paparazzi Party was held Tuesday at the Sand Canyon estate home of Dianne and Wayne Crawford to introduce the nominees.

Representatives from 20 nonprofits, which included service clubs, nonprofit organizations and foundations, spoke briefly about each nominee.

The 2013 Man and Woman of the Year, Steve Sturgeon and Elizabeth Hopp, are co-chairs of this year’s event and were the emcees during the presentation of nominees.

Related article: Nominees Announced For 2013 SCV Man And Woman Of The Year

Steve Sturgeon, 2013 SCV Man of the Year and Elizabeth Hopp, 2013 SCV Woman of the Year, served as emcees for the event. Photo by Michele E. Buttelman.The SCV Man and Woman of the Year honors are presented to deserving volunteers for their length and depth of service to the community.

Winners will be selected by a vote of previous winners of the honor.


Those nominated for Man of the Year, along with their nominating organizations: Jim Backer, SCV Education Foundation; Donald Biggs, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center; Tim Davis, Bridge to Home; Bob Heinisch, American Legion-Newhall/Saugus; Carl Kanowsky, SCV Boys & Girls Club; Taylor Kellstrom, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; Jonathan Kraut, Domestic Violence Center; Bill Lively, SCV Senior Center; Frank McMahan, Sunrise Rotary; Randy Moberg, College of the Canyons Nominees for 2014 SCV Man of the Year. Seated, left to right, Jonathan Kraut, Chuck Morris, Bill Lively, Taylor Kellstrom, Randy Moberg and Steve Zimmer. Standing, left to right, Bob Heinisch, Eric Stroh, Jim Backer, Dave Reeves, Tim Davis, Carl Kanowsky and Donald Biggs. Not pictured: Frank McMahan and Cary Quashen. Photo by Michele E. Buttelman.Foundation; Chuck Morris, Friendly Valley Veterans Club; Cary Quashen, Action Family Foundation; Dave Reeves, Rotary Club of SCV; Eric Stroh, Carousel Ranch; and Steve Zimmer, Child & Family Center.

Nominated for Woman of the Year: Dorothy Bernier-DuVall, American Legion-Newhall/Saugus; Jill Bondy, Circle of Hope; Marianne Cederlind, Carousel Ranch; Sue Endress, Rotary Club of SCV; Cheryl Gray, SCV Boys & Girls Club; Linda Hafizi, HMNMH Foundation; Tracy Hauser, SCV Senior Center; Molly Hodson, Sunrise Rotary; Krissy McAfee, Action Family Foundation; Laina McFerren, Child & Family Center; Susan Reynolds, Domestic Violence Center and Boy Scouts of America; Michele Stallings, California Youth Chess League and Sean's Fund; Karen Maleck-Whiteley, Zonta Club of SCV; and Doris Marie Zimmer, College of the Canyons
Foundation.

Nominees for 2014 SCV Woman of the Year. Seated, left to right, Dorothy Bernier-DuVall, Jill Bondy, Susan Reynolds, Doris Marie Zimmer. Standing, left to right, Tracy Hauser, Laina McFerren, Sue Endress, Karen Maleck-Whiteley, Cheryl Gray and Linda Hafizi. Not pictured: Michele Stallings, Krissy McAfee, Marianne Cederlind and Molly Hodson. Photo by Michele E. Buttelman.The SCV Man and Woman of the Year award was founded in 1964 when SCV resident A.B. Perkins was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

The first man and woman “duo” were named in 1972 when Bill Millsap and Bobbie Trueblood (Davis) were named.

Previous winners of the honor have included: Bill Bonelli, Jr. (1966), Ed Bolden (1970), Olive Ruby (1971), Reverend Samuel Dixon (1973), Connie Worden-Roberts (1975), Jo Anne Darcy (1984), George Pederson (1997) and Don and Cheri Fleming (2004).

The 2014 Man and Woman of the Year will be announced at the 48th Annual Recognition Dinner to be held Friday, May 2 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

Winners of the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year honor will each have a $1,000 donation made in their names to their favorite charities and receive a special SCV Man, or Woman, of the Year license plate frame. For more information, or for tickets to the event, contact Elizabeth Hopp, 661-362-6006.

Visit www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.com.


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Nominees Announced For 2014 SCV Man And Woman Of The Year


Article: Nominees Announced For 2014 SCV Man And Woman Of The Year
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Michele E. Buttelman