Thank You for Supporting the 15th Annual Celebration of Excellence
Upland, CA– How do you thank a community for its unwavering support for 15 years? I have tried to conjure up in my mind a perfect way to communicate my appreciation for your support of the 15th Annual Celebration of Excellence Gala. I believe the best way to simply thank you. These words seem so small but they are all inclusive of the sentiments of my heart.
This year’s Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala soared way beyond our imagination. The concepts on paper were great, but the reality was so much better. The picturesque landscape of the airport, ambience of the hangers, exquisite decorations, décor and the wonderful people made this Gala unforgettable.
I am always in awe of our community. People of various hues and languages come together to celebrate those individuals who reflect excellence as a way of life. Each deserving honoree contributes on a daily basis to help make our world a better place for us all. Congratulations again to all those who were honorees.
I would like to thank Bob and Suzanne Cable for their friendship, unwavering support and opening the doors of the Cable Airport to the Inland Valley News and its non-profit, Shining Glory Publications. Their commitment to excellence and service is well documented and evidenced in their many community efforts.
It is through the great financial assistance of our sponsors and the support of the Publishers’ Advisory Board that we can have such an awe inspiring event. Our sponsors included the Verizon Foundation; Barbara McCormick Family Trust; Union Bank; Pomona Valley; Hospital Medical Center; University of LaVerne; Chaffey College; Mt. San Antonio Gardens; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Inter Valley Health Plan; EdEquity Inc.; Toyota Motor Sales USA,Foothill Transit; City of Upland; Pomona Unified School District; Transcendence Children and Family Services; Guillermina Hall; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Eta Omega Chapter.
My wife, Dr. Gloria, and I are so thankful for the competent assistance from Rochelle Phillips and Charrisse Artry for their leadership as coordinators of the gala. We also would like to thank Joann Washington and the Inland Valley News Team for their continuous support. Thank you to the members of the various Inland Valley Communities, who came, contributed, promoted and supported the 15th Annual Celebration of Excellence. Your support provided 7 scholarships to deserving students from all over the Inland Valley. We are so grateful for each of you! From our hearts to yours, thanks for being there.
Mark you calendars and save this date, April 20, 2013, for the next Celebration of Excellence Gala at the Cable Airport.