Unsung Heroes Award, by Tina Watkins

WLCAC is so very proud of our fearless, tireless and inspiring leader Timothy Watkins Sr. for the honor of receiving an Unsung Heroes Award tonight at LACMA. 

Tim Watkins, WLCAC President and CEO

The Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards are given by the California Community Foundation every two years to celebrate and encourage philanthropy in Los AngelesCounty.

Awards are presented to individuals for inspiring and extraordinary charity towards others, and with little to no attention for themselves.

Awards are also presented to nonprofit organizations for outstanding contributions to the community in the major areas of concentration for the community foundation (arts, civic engagement, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, human development).

The 2011 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards ceremony is special because in addition to recognizing three (3) individuals and six (6) nonprofits:

U.S.military veterans ofIraqandAfghanistaninLos Angelesare being honored for service to their country.

David and Monica Gelbaum, founders of theIraqand Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund (IADIF) at CCF, are being recognized.

The 2011 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards are presented by the California Community Foundation, and co-sponsored by The Eisner Foundation, with media partner KPCC 89.3.  Celebrity presenters included Eva Longoria, Chandra Wilson, Maulik Pancholy and Patt Morrison.

More details here: http://my.calfund.org/unsung-heroes/

Posted by Tina Watkins, Development Team