Past Recipients

1959
Martin Pollard*

1960
Russell A. Quisenberry*

1961
Richard G. Norlander*

1962
Ferdinand Mendenhall*

1963
Donald D. Lorenzen*

1964
Robert S. Fuller*

1965
Stephen B. Newton*

1966
Delmar T. Oviatt*

1967
J. Leo Flynn*

1968
Jesse F. McHam*

1969
Jurral C.P. Rhee*

1970
Herbert C. Lightfoot*

1971
William W. Putney*

1972
Joseph N. Chase*

1973
Joseph Staller*

1974
Arthur D. Aston*

1975
Albert Zoraster*

1976
H.F. Bert Boeckmann, II

1977
Otto Nasser*

1978
Frank Pine*

1979
Howard E. Shirley*

1980
John Bowles*

1981
Sal Buccieri*

1982
Robert D. Selleck*

1983
James A. Stanley*

1984
Robert E. Gibson*

1985
Arthur S. Pfefferman

1986
Jane Boeckmann

1987
Clark Drane*

1988
Fred M. Thomas*

1989
Lee Hamer*

1990
Samuel Greenberg*

1991
David W. Fleming

1992
Kenneth B. Worthen

1993
Robert M. Neiman*

1994
Clyde F. Porter*

1995
Bud Brown

1996
Nancy L. Schmidt

1997
Phillip “Flip” Smith*

1998
Walter Mosher, PhD

1999
Lee Kanon Alpert

2000
Rickey M. Gelb

2001
Rose Goldwater*

2002
Ruth Richter*

2003
Robert L. Scott

2004
Karl L. Boeckmann

2005
J. Richard Leyner

2006
Armand Arabian

2007
Gloria Pollack

2008
50 Valley Organizations

2009
David Honda

2010
Rafer Johnson

2011
Gary M. Thomas

2012
Joel Simon

2013
Nancy Cartwright

2014
Martin Cooper

2015
Mark Levinson

2016
Dale Surowitz

*Deceased

The Fernando Award

The Fernando Award is the highest award for volunteerism and philanthropy in the San Fernando Valley. It is supported by the Valley Chambers of Commerce, civic and philanthropic organizations, entrepreneurs and corporations located in the San Fernando Valley.

2017 Fernando Award Scholarship Donors

Bruce Miller, CPA
Gelb/Fernando Scholarship
Bert and Jane Boeckmann
Karl Boeckmann

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