Upland, CA — Don’t miss the opportunity to attend one of the most illustrious event in the Inland Valley and Inland Empire, The 21st Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala. Purchase your tickets online at www.thecoegala.org. Get your tickets today.
The Inland Valley News Inc. is thrilled to present its 21st Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala, to be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Doubletree by Hilton, 222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, California, 91764.
The Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala is a community outreach program of the Inland Valley News sponsored together with its affiliated not for-profit, public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation, Morrow Pancreatic Health Corporation and the Urban Philanthropy Institute. This event is one of the few true celebrations of the achievements and contributions of people who help make this community and surrounding communities the gems of Southern California. Last year, hundreds of registered guests, including leaders in business, education, housing, transportation, health care, government, Faith Leaders and media as well as other key decision-makers participated in this annual celebration.
The Awards Recipients are: Jeff Borum, (Diversified Pacific Development Group) – Publishers Award; Ms. Bessine Richards, (San Bernardino Council Member Sixth Ward) – Excellence in Civic Leadership Award; Dr. Brian L. Haynes, (Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs UC Riverside) – Excellence in Educational Administration Award; Judge Kirk S. Garvin, (Superior Courts of San Bernardino County) – Excellence in Jurisprudence Award; Ms. Cora Carmody, (Tech Goddess) –Excellence in Technology Award; Dr. Bonnie James, (BR&J Associates) – Excellence in Community Development Award; Dr. Issam Ghazzawi, (Professor, University of LaVerne) – Excellence Environmental Leadership; Pastor Gerald & Lady Brenda Dodd, (The Baptist Church of the New Covenant) – Excellence in Faith-Based Community Engagement Award; Ms. Tracy Guthrie, (The DoubleTree Hotel) – Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Award; Ms. Lisa Collins, (LA Focus Newspaper) – Excellence in Media Award; Mr. Reggie Webb, (CEEM) – Excellence in Economic Development Award.
Congratulations to all of the honorees and recipients of the 2018 Celebration of Excellence.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will provide support for The Morrow Pancreatic Health Foundation. Inspired by Inland Valley News Founder and Publisher Emeritus, Tommy Morrow’s nearly fatal bout with severe necrotizing pancreatitis and his ongoing battle with the illness. The Morrow Pancreatic Health Foundation provides prevention, education, and awareness around pancreatic related illnesses to underserved communities and populations that are prone to inadequate healthcare. The organization’s mission is to tell the world, through education and by taking preventive measures that there is hope and help for pancreas related illnesses. Join us in helping to spread the word about pancreatic health. There is still time for sponsorship support and participation.
For more information, tickets, sponsorships regarding the Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala and Scholarship Gala, please do not hesitate to contact the IVN office at (909) 985-0072 or www.thecoegala.org or www.inlandvalleynews.com