Now Accepting Nominations for

2018 Desert Above & Beyond Awards Gala

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Angel Light Academy’s Leadership Training Institute honors local citizens who have proven excellence in community leadership and service. This event was established in 2009 as a grass roots recognition program for the “doers” of our local communities. Each of the honorees has demonstrated they consistently go above and beyond and are nominated by their peers for this prestigious award. This event is an amazing forum to view the works of our honorees who represent fabulous organizations, institutions, and corporations.

There are two venues each year for this event: Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells for all of the Desert Communities, and the Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa for all of Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties.

January 27th, 2018

5:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

6:00 pm Awards Dinner

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Dr. Douglas Coward, Animal and Bird Clinic of Mission Viejo

Ernest CowellEmployer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Gail Grove, Ride to Fly

Mary Lawson, Ocean Institute

Sandra Rascon, Toberman Neighborhood Center

Michele Warner, Hemophilia Alliance of Orange County

Shawn Wehan, Future Leaders of Our Community & Givsum

Billy Whitford, Newport Aquatic Center

Barbara Winkler, Quilts of Valor

Christy Zamani, Day One

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Julia Wilmot, Lifetime Achievement Award

Suzanne Armstrong

David Brinkman, Desert AIDS Project 

Andrea Carter

Congressman Paul Cook

Selby Dunham, Bighorn Behind A Miracle

Maureen Forman, Jewish Family Service of the Desert 

Suz Hunt

Roberta Klein, Read With Me Volunteers 

Cameron Moulton, Christopher’s Clubhouse 

Sheriff Stan Sniff

Katie Slimko-Stice, Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce