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.
25th Annual Sammy Award
On Thursday, December 13, longtime supporter and member of the Board of Directors of Project Youth William B. Grenner was honored with the 2018 Sammy Award. Please check back for further details.
24th Annual Sammy Award
A longtime supporter of Project Youth, Kyle S. Kawakami, our 2017 Sammy Award recipient, demonstrates an exemplary commitment to service and bettering the Orange County community. His level of commitment far exceeds his obligations as a member of the Board of the Directors and Society of Fellows, or as past president of Project Youth (2016). Kyle has dedicated countless hours to recruit new donors and friends to the organization, and to volunteer and assume an active role in the Project SELF program. He is a valued volunteer and friend to Project Youth, and we know the entire Orange County community is fortunate for Kyle’s tenacious commitment to its betterment. He is widely respected and well liked for good reason.
In his professional life, Kyle is a partner at Irell & Manella, where he has a diverse business practice that includes general corporate, venture capital, real estate, and taxation matters. Our gratitude for the energies he has devoted to Project Youth and the value he brings to our organization cannot be overstated.
|Sammy Award Recipients|
|2018||William B. Grenner, Esq.|
|2017||Kyle S. Kawakami, Esq.|
|2016||Dennis W. Ghan, Esq.|
|2015||Carolyn C. McKitterick, Esq.|
|2014||Mark E. Minyard, Esq|
|2013||John B. Hurlbut, Jr., Esq.|
|2012||Santa Ana Police Department|
|2011||James M. Skorheim, JD, CPA|
|2010||Cindy Stokke, JD|
|2009||Michael P. Maguire, Esq.|
|2008||William S. O’Hare, Esq.|
|2007||Michael D. Pursell, Esq.|
|2006||Ygal Sonenshine and Justice Sheila Sonenshine (Ret.)|
|2005||Paul and Jean Cleary|
|2004||Jane Mills Martin|
|2003||Irvine Health Foundation|
|2002||John C. Herklotz|
|2000||Orange County Superior Court|
|1999||Ann Avery Andres, Esq.|
|1998||The Honorable Judith M. Ryan (Ret.)|
|1997||Donald L. Morrow, Esq.|
|1996||The R.C. Baker Foundation|
|1995||First American Title Insurance Company Nordstrom|
|1994||Robert Samuel Barnes|