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Community Action Champions 13th Annual Dinner and Presentation

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Community Action Commission Recognizes Fran Forman, Dr. Kevin Walthers and CenCal Health at the 13th Annual Community Action Champions Dinner

Each year at a commemorative dinner and presentation, Community Action Commission (CAC) recognizes extraordinary individuals who have helped improve the lives of children, youth, families, and seniors in their community. The 2018 Champions are: Fran Forman – As the recently retired Executive Director of Community Action Commission, Forman has worked tirelessly on behalf of children, teens, families and seniors to promote their education, job skills, physical/emotional well-being, and economic security in an effort to stabilize their lives; Dr. Kevin Walthers – As Superintendent/President of Allan Hancock College, Dr. Walthers has been recognized for building relationships with the community, creating innovative fundraising programs and leading accreditation reporting. Under his leadership, the college launched The Hancock Promise which allows students, who graduate from high schools in the Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez and Cuyama valleys, to receive their first year of tuition and fees for free; CenCal Health – From a very small local health plan to the largest health insurer in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, the mission of CenCal Health is to “improve the health and well-being of the people of the Central Coast.” An organization that provides for those who would not otherwise have health care coverage, CenCal Health runs towards the needs of the community, not away from them.

Previous years’ Community Action Champions include Lois Capps, Sheriff Bill Brown, Michael & Anne Towbes, and the Orfalea Foundation. The annual Community Action Champions dinner event also raises much needed funds to support the Healthy Senior Lunch program of Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County. This year’s top event sponsors are CenCal Health, Rabobank, Arthur GallagherBB&H Benefit Designs, Chumash Foundation and Deckers.

The 13th annual Champions event will be held on Thursday May 17, 2018, 6pm reception, 7pm dinner and presentation at Hotel Corque at 400 Alisal Road in Solvang, CA. Tickets and sponsorships are available (starting at $125) at or call 805 964-8857 to RSVP and for more information. For every dollar raised, CenCal Health will match it up to $100,000.


May 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County


Hotel Corque
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA United States
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