Sammy Award

Robert Samuel Barnes

Project Youth OCBF’s “Sammy” award is given each year to a recipient or recipients who have contributed substantially to Project Youth in order to assist it in best serving the youth and families of Orange County. The “Sammy” honors their commitment and unwavering support. The “Sammy” is dedicated in the loving memory of Robert Sam Barnes, a longtime supporter and friend who contributed greatly to Project Youth.

26th Annual Sammy Award

Sammy Award recipient of 2019 Eric V. Traut is a longtime supporter, past president, and current member of the Society of Fellows and Board of Directors of Project Youth OCBF. He demonstrates an exemplary commitment to service and has diligently supported Project Youth OCBF and the Orange County community through many years of dedication. Each year, Eric provides a Higher Education Mentoring Program student with a college scholarship, employees a Project SELF intern at his firm, and is always one of, if not the top, fundraiser of Project Youth OCBF’s OC Marathon effort. He is a valued volunteer and friend to Project Youth OCBF, and we know the entire Orange County community is fortunate for Eric’s tenacious commitment to its betterment.

Sammy Award Recipients
2019Eric V. Traut, Esq.
Eric Traut
26th Annual Sammy Award Recipient Eric Traut
Bill Grenner
25th Annual Sammy Award Recipient Bill Grenner
24th Annual Sammy Award Recipient Kyle Kawakami with 2017 Project Youth OCBF President Dan Robinson
2018William B. Grenner, Esq.
2017Kyle S. Kawakami, Esq.
2016Dennis W. Ghan, Esq.
2015Carolyn C. McKitterick, Esq.
2014Mark E. Minyard, Esq
2013John B. Hurlbut, Jr., Esq.
2012Santa Ana Police Department
2011James M. Skorheim, JD, CPA
2010Cindy Stokke, JD
2009Michael P. Maguire, Esq.
2008William S. O’Hare, Esq.
2007Michael D. Pursell, Esq.
2006Ygal Sonenshine and Justice Sheila Sonenshine (Ret.)
2005Paul and Jean Cleary
2004Jane Mills Martin
2003Irvine Health Foundation
2002John C. Herklotz
2001HITACHI
2000Orange County Superior Court
1999Ann Avery Andres, Esq.
1998The Honorable Judith M. Ryan (Ret.)
1997Donald L. Morrow, Esq.
1996The R.C. Baker Foundation
1995First American Title Insurance Company Nordstrom
1994Robert Samuel Barnes