2020 David Chow récipiendaires du Prix humanitaire

Alvaray Antoine

Alvaray Antoine a grandi en se méfiant de l'Église et des institutions religieuses. C'est en prison qu'Alvaray a donné sa vie à Lord. A sa sortie de prison, Alvaray est devenue un mentor et une source de motivation pour d'autres femmes en prison. Elle les a aidés à se réinsérer dans la société. Avec plus de vingt ans de sobriété, Alvaray est devenu un modèle pour les personnes qui surmontent la toxicomanie, itinérance, et la pauvreté. Elle a organisé et fondé le centre communautaire God Chose Us. Son organisation propose des programmes d'alimentation trimestriels pour les sans-abri, collectes de vêtements et de chaussures pour la République dominicaine, pique-niques annuels pour ceux qui célèbrent la sobriété, et encadre et aide les victimes de la traite des êtres humains et de l'exploitation sexuelle avec des compétences de vie.


Courtney Carg

Courtney ("Corbeau") Carag est propriétaire de Community Care Collective. She works with patients of all ages and backgrounds. She commonly treats pediatric conditions, hormonal imbalances, women’s health issues, digestive issues, chronic inflammatory conditions, and provides pre- and post-surgical care to optimize healing. Courtney has always provided a sliding scale to make payments affordable for all patients and also provides free treatments. Her practice has also provided various support groups since 2016.

In response to COVID-19, Courtney has recently shifted her humanitarian efforts. In March 2020, as soon as she realized that it might no longer be safe to see her clients in person or for her organization to carry on with their in-person programming, she explored other possibilities for how she could best support her community. She turned her resources to serving people without housing in Denver. She has no professional background in food security but that did not deter her from figuring out how to serve her community members. She realized that people experiencing homelessness would quickly be competing for access to food given the number of people who, overnight, had to turn to food banks as businesses throughout our city closed their doors. Courtney began to mobilize new resources so that she could put together and deliver hundreds of lunches, dinners, bottled water, and hygiene supplies to unhoused people in downtown Denver six days a week. Elle fait ce travail chaque semaine depuis la mi-mars avec peu de personnes pour l'aider et peu de fonds et cette branche de son travail est devenue une facette permanente de son travail.. Elle jette maintenant les bases nécessaires pour faire de la sécurité alimentaire une composante majeure supplémentaire de la mission et de la programmation de son organisation.. Elle prévoit de rénover une épicerie fermée dans le quartier de son organisation qui est maintenant un désert alimentaire et de faire fonctionner le magasin comme une épicerie basée sur les dons où tout le monde peut acheter des aliments frais abordables/gratuits avec dignité..

Courtney a obtenu son doctorat en médecine naturopathique et sa maîtrise en acupuncture et médecine orientale de l'Université Bastyr. Elle a effectué sa résidence dans une clinique de médecine familiale générale dans la vallée de Vail. Elle enseigne également la pharmacologie à la Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine à Denver.. Elle a travaillé et étudié à l'international, dont trois stages intégrant médecine occidentale et médecine chinoise en Chine & Taïwan. Plus, elle a une formation avancée en pédiatrie, Santé et fertilité des femmes, Santé digestive, Manipulation Viscérale, Homéopathie, et soutien à la désintoxication/récupération de drogue.


Denton Knapp

Denton Knapp est le directeur du Tierney Center for Veteran Services chez Goodwill Industries of Orange County, Californie. Il est un expert en leadership et en développement de caractère, servir plus 30 années en tant qu'officier d'infanterie aux États-Unis. Missions militaires et interarmées. Il a pris sa retraite honorablement en tant que colonel en mai 2017. Il continue de servir en tant que général de brigade dans la garde d'État de Californie en tant que commandant adjoint, 40e division d'infanterie, California Army National Guard.

Originally from Gillette Wyoming, Knapp graduated from the United States Military, Academy at West Point in 1987, and was commissioned an Infantry Officer. He served in numerous command and staff positions throughout his military career in Infantry Units, as well as Joint Headquarters. His service includes multiple combat tours commanding in Iraq and Afghanistan. He served as Director for the U.S. Army’s Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, commanded NATO’s Regional Support Command-East in Afghanistan, and led programs at the U.S. Special Operations Command and the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command for future concepts and capabilities.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and Master of Strategic Studies, NOUS. Army War College, Pennsylvanie. His highest military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oakleaf Cluster, Ranger Tab, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

He currently serves as the Chairman for the Steering Committee of the Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative; Deputy Commander, 40e division d'infanterie, CA ARNG; Board Member, Greater Los Angeles Association of the United States Army; and Advisor, NOUS. Veterans Business Alliance OC Chapter. He was recently selected to serve on the national advisory council to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs for Veteran Families, Caregivers, and Survivors. He is the Director of Federal Contracting for Patriot Source LLC, and serves as a training and development officer with Building Emergency Response Teams, Inc. His philanthropy includes veterans, suicide awareness, multiple sclerosis, and autism. He resides in Trabuco Canyon, Orange County, Californie.


Erwin Raphaël

Erwin Raphael has advocated for support for military veterans and started veteran related employee resource groups at Fiat Chrysler (FCA) as well as Hyundai Motor America. He also established a program within his company to find jobs for over 750 service members who were returning to full-time civilian life as a way to counter veteran related depression and the high suicide rate associated with it. Erwin also contributes over $10,000 per year of his personal money to fund scholarships for students entering his alma mater, The Ohio State University. This year, with growing awareness of the effects of racism on young African Americans, Erwin decided it was time to form The Lantern Network, a charity organization with the expressed purpose of strengthening America by providing vision, examples, resources, opportunity and guidance to young black Americans so they can more fully contribute to building our more perfect union. Erwin and his wife have already contributed significantly to the foundational work of this charity and will officially launch this work in October, 2020.

Raphael holds Bachelor degrees in chemistry and applied math from The Ohio State University, where he is a member of the Advisory Council to the Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of UCLA Health Systems. Il est un vétéran décoré de l'armée américaine pour 8 ans, plus récemment avec le 416th Engineer Command. Il continue en tant qu'ambassadeur de réserve de l'armée nommé pour l'État de Californie.

Il a servi de mentor à de nombreuses minorités tout au long de sa carrière dans Corporate America. Il reçoit à plusieurs reprises des lettres, cartes, Appels téléphoniques, et des courriels le remerciant pour l'impact qu'il a eu sur la vie de ses mentorés. Erwin en a préparé beaucoup d'autres pour devenir le meilleur professionnel possible. Erwin est un défenseur et un chef d'entreprise pour l'embauche, retenir, et développer des équipes diversifiées et hautement performantes (femmes, minorités, LGBTQ+, en tant que membre inclusif de la société.


Loren McCoy

L'entraîneur Loren McCoy entraîne des enfants de tous les horizons et les sauve de la noyade accidentelle tous les jours, especially in San Bernardino County which has the highest rate of drowning in the country. À l'âge de 64, Coach Loren gets into the water year round to make sure that the children are learning the correct techniques and not hurting themselves. This style of teaching is much harder and rarely done anymore but Coach Loren believes that it’s necessary to physically show and effectively communicate to the children so they can survive in the water and swim well. Coach Loren’s knowledge and skills in water, and his effective ability to teach and train children from all walks of life make him an exceptional instructor. With his firm voice, determination, and willingness to train even the difficult and special children, Coach Loren is an exceptional head coach. Many families in San Bernardino are lower income and Victory Aquatics doesn’t turn students away. They find a way to get kids swimming and teach them the benefits of a team and sport.

Loren is the father to three children, Ian, Rachel and Roy Diego. En 1978, Loren graduated from the University of Kentucky which he attended on a four year athletic scholarship for swimming. After college Loren was the Head Age Group Coach for the Coronado Swim Association from 1979-1981, he was the Guatemalan National Swimming Coach where he developed eight Guatemalan swimmers for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Loren is also the 100th person to swim successfully from Catalina to the Coast of California in eighty years.


Lynn Tang

Lynn Tang is a film and Broadway musical producer. Before the entertainment industry, she was a Project Manager specializing in international business exchange and she has served as a management specialist for Fortune 500 companies. En 2008, she established ST Culture Advocacy to provide a forum for showcasing international cinema and awarding academic scholarships. Her charitable organization promotes understanding and collaboration among people from different cultures. Through the production of movies, film festivals, art, music, Danse, and other venues, she has provided audiences the opportunity to see cultural activities from all over the world. Attending these productions and shows can change the individual’s perception of themselves and the world by raising awareness of a variety of universal issues. These experiences can make them more aware, appreciative, et la compréhension des personnes d'autres cultures et des membres engagés de notre communauté. Elle a également été en mesure de promouvoir le développement de carrière individuel en offrant aux délégués internationaux du cinéma la possibilité de réseauter et de partager leur talent avec des partenaires potentiels et d'autres qui n'auraient pas autrement l'occasion de les voir.. Elle a également réussi à aider les étudiants à poursuivre leurs études et leur carrière en leur offrant une plate-forme pour développer leurs talents grâce à des bourses universitaires et à des événements culturels.. Ses programmes ont permis aux gens de provoquer des changements positifs en eux-mêmes, leurs organisations, et la société.


Patrick Kucera

Patrick "PK" Kucera a été pasteur par le passé 30 ans et est le fondateur de Frontline Ministries ainsi que le poste de PDG de la Charitable Giving Foundation. Patrick est connu dans le monde entier comme "The Entrepreneurial Evangelist". Il est considéré comme la voix de confiance de l'entrepreneur qui existe en chacun de nous. Il dirige le "renouveau du revenu" et fournit la solution au problème d'argent du 21e siècle pour les masses, la classe moyenne, et petite entreprise de la rue principale. Il s'est rendu en Afrique et aux Philippines pour aider les habitants de ces régions du tiers monde.. Il s'est rendu dans des endroits comme Houston et New York après des ouragans massifs dans leur région afin d'aider les gens après ces catastrophes naturelles..

Patrick est né à 1967 et a grandi à Omaha, Nebraska. Il excellait dans l'athlétisme et les études et gagnait déjà de l'argent à la maison en tant que jeune entrepreneur.. En 1986, PK est diplômé de Creighton Prep High School et est allé à l'Université de Creighton où il a rencontré sa petite amie adolescente, Marie, lors de leur tout premier jour d'université. Patrick a épousé Mari en 1990 et ils ont connu toutes les joies et l'humour liés à l'éducation de six enfants, ainsi que le chagrin et l'angoisse déchirants d'enterrer deux autres enfants - Patrick et Michaela. Depuis 1990 ils ont été impliqués dans de nombreuses entreprises et entreprises ministérielles, servir à divers titres: pasteur principal, planteurs d'église, coachs de vie, chefs d'entreprise et consultants, missionnaires et évangélistes entrepreneuriaux mondiaux.


Sarah O'Brien

Sarah est une dirigeante du Rotary Club à Altadena, Californie. Via le Rotary Club, elle organise des bourses pour les étudiants locaux, enseignants, anciens combattants, et jeunes musiciens. She has coached generations of young cellists for the National Children’s orchestra in the United Kingdom. She has been involved in numerous fundraising performances and album projects benefiting cancer research, children’s hospitals, and mental healthcare for veterans, youth and students with disabilities. Sarah was integral in the work that provided villagers in a remote area in Nepal with access to clean drinking water and their children with a school that was built and now served by volunteers and trained staff. She worked on a humanitarian venture that provides basic healthcare to individuals through a healthpost in the village of Mirge and a new hospital project that is close to completion in this underserved area. Through her fundraising work in Cambodia, lands have been cleared of landmines making the area safer for villagers. Sarah established the non-profit organization, Service Through Entrainment, Art and Music International Inc.

Sarah is an accomplished cellist and in the United States and Europe, she performs benefit concerts regularly and has produced albums for the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation and Portland College. She collaborates with other musicians and artists for fundraising events.