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Awards 45 was held on May 7, 2015 at The City National Grove of Anaheim.  We host this special AWARDS celebration and fundraiser to bring together an incredibly diverse collection of people in a beautiful mosaic, to share the stories of unsung heroes who make a difference every day, often one person at a time, and to lift up our vision to create safe and inclusive neighborhoods,

The honorees were individuals or groups who made extraordinary contributions to Orange County by advocating for equal civil rights in education, employment, business, health, housing, immigration, justice, and labor, among others.  The gala also featured a speech by 2015 YouthSpeak contest winner, Christine Panlasigui, a student at Sunny Hills High School.

This special awards event continues OC Human Relations’ annual tradition of highlighting Orange County’s outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to make our community a better place for all of us to live, work and do business.


OC Human Relations offers a tremendous thank you to our 2015 AWARDS 44 Title Sponsor:

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Thank you to our Honorary Chair of AWARDS 44

Keith Swayne

Founder, Swayne Family Foundation

2015 BRIDGES Safe & Respectful School Sponsors

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Community Sponsors

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Kia Motors America

Southern California Edison

Wells Fargo



Clearinghouse CDFI

Susan and John Reese

Keith Swayne

Union Bank



Ralph Bauer

The California Endowment

California Sikh Council

California State University, Fullerton

City of Anaheim

Crevier Family Fund

Anita Varela and Rusty Kennedy

Dr. Greg McQuater

Jim McQueen

Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, III

North Orange County Community College District

Orange County’s Credit Union

Orange County Department of Education

Bang Van Pham

The PIMCO Foundation

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

University of California, Irvine

U.S. Bank

Community Partners

Kay Carpenter

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot

Dr. Jerry Hunter

Nicholas Academic Centers

Craig and Amy Nickoloff

Orange County Community Foundation

Pacific Western Bank

R.W. Lyall and Company

St. Jude Medical Center


Adam Birozy
Margaret Gates
Kellogg Fertilizer
Frank Marmolejo
Vivian Perez 
Alan Sorkin
Karen Stoyanoff
Tustin Police Department

Media Sponsor



Buendia Productions


The City National Grove of Anaheim

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