2012 Gala - Employment Leader Awards
On Saturday, April 21st, almost 200 WHW supporters and friends gathered to honor those who promote employment success in Orange County and to support those who struggle to obtain it. At a black tie optional event held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, guests were treated to complimentary wine while they browsed and bid on over 100 amazing silent auction items.

After dinner, WHW client, Anthony B. shared the story of his journey to employment success. Anthony recounted his release from prison, his introduction to WHW and how WHW prepared him to successfully enter the workforce, sometimes making guest laugh and sometimes sigh. “When I shared my story with the WHW Board of Directors on the 12th floor of a high rise building, it was the highest I had ever been without drugs.” Anthony who is now employed, self-sufficient and sharing his story to inspire others was wearing his “lucky tie,” the one he received from WHW.

Mari Kurtz of OC Metals, Trina Norman of United Parcel Service and Kristin Byrnes of Project Access received the Employment Leader Awards of 2012. Thank-you to our honorees for all they do to improve the employment landscape of Orange County and thank-you to all the WHW supporters who improve the lives of those we serve.
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