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UPLIFT San Diego Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Tribute Honoring Dr. Ken Blanchard

10 Year Reunion of Past Honorees Who Lift Up the Lives of Our Most Vulnerable

Annual UPLIFTing Citizens Tribute to take place on Tuesday, November 28th

San Diego County CA— UPLIFT San Diego (Urban People Living in Faith and Trust), a local non-profit Volunteer Outreach, celebrates the 30th Anniversary of service to San Diego’s Inner-city and beyond, will be presenting the 10th annual UPLIFTing Citizens Tribute, on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the elegant hilltop USD Hahn Center Forum.

The 2017 Tribute theme “Share the Spirit”, praises the Power of Collaboration and honors UPLIFTing Citizen Dr. Ken Blanchard, Author of The One Minute Manager® and Legendary Consultant on Servant Leadership. Mark Larson, KCBQ Radio and KUSI TV will host with Auctioneer Jack Berkman, Berkman Strategic Communications. This joyful jumpstart to the Holiday Season will also include VIP Reception with 10 Year Reunion of Past Honorees, Silent & Live Auction, Festive Dinner & Entertainment.

Past UPLIFTing Citizens include Diane Bell, Columnist SD Union Tribune; Dr. Bob Brower, President PLNU; Father Joe Carroll, Founder Father Joe’s Villages; Myrtle Cole, SD City Council President; Jose Cruz, Director SD Council on Literacy; Bishop Roy Dixon, Faith Chapel COGIC; Danah Fayman*, Philanthropist; Bill Gibbs*, Aviation Pioneer; Joyce Glazer, SD Magazine; Trevor Hoffman, past SD Padre; Chaplain Derrick E. Horne, US Navy; Kimberly Hunt, KGTV Channel 10; Herb Johnson, Past Director SD Rescue Mission; Meb Keflezighi, Marathon Champion; Sheriff Bill Kolender*, past Sherriff SD County; Mark Larson, KFMB Radio & KUSI TV; Carol LeBeau, Past Anchor KGTV Ch 10; Bob Lehman, Executive Director SD Gay Men’s Chorus; Jajha Ling, Past Director SD Symphony; Pastor Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor The Rock Church; Pastor Shawn Mitchell, New Venture Christian Fellowship; George Mitrovich, Founder SD City Club; Rev. Canon Mary Moreno- Richardson, formerly of St. Paul’s Episcopal SD; Kassim Osgood, past SD Charger; Anne Otterson*, Philanthropist; Jake Peavy, past SD Padre; Jerry Sanders, former Mayor City of San Diego; Rev. Burton S. Smith*, Founder UPLIFT;  Rev. George Walker Smith, past Senior Pastor Christ United Presbyterian Church; LaDainian Tomlinson, past SD Charger; Lorie Zapf, SD City Councilmember; Shelley Zimmerman, Chief SDPD.

VIP 10 Year Reunion includes Past Honorees as available and special memories of the five Honorees who have passed away, denoted with *.

The Tribute recognizes local leaders for their acts of faith, love and goodwill in the community to improve the lives of our most vulnerable populations. UPLIFT offers essential Student Services, including teen mentoring and 10 weekly tutoring sites plus Homeless Services with twice weekly DMV shuttles for CA ID’s, necessary for all housing placement, connection to services for placement and support to those placed.

For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorships, please contact Monica Ball at 619 708-3512, visit www.upliftsandiego.org, or email mbrealestate@cox.net.