Noteworthies: LA resident receives philanthropy award


Cassin 

Los Altos resident B.J. Cassin received the 2019 St. Katharine Drexel Award for exemplary contributions to Catholic philanthropy from the Foundations and Donors Interested in Activities (FADICA), a network of Catholic philanthropists in the U.S.

According to FADICA representatives, Cassin’s philanthropy has been instrumental in making Catholic education across the U.S. more accessible, especially through the Cristo Rey Network model.

Noteworthies: LA philanthropists fund social-sciences initiative

Los Altos residents and UC Santa Barbara alumni Louise A. Pahl and Stephen D. Pahl recently donated $1.1 million to their alma mater to fund research and teaching on major social issues ranging from housing to homelessness and mental health.

The donation, announced Feb. 12, establishes the Pahl Initiative on the Study of Critical Social Issues in UC Santa Barbara’s Division of Social Sciences.

Noteworthies: Local attorney named Lawyer of the Year


Gonzales

Daniel S. Gonzales, longtime Los Altos resident, received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association at its 2018 Judges’ Night Dinner Dec. 11.

The association presents the award annually to one of its members in recognition of his or her exceptional contributions to professionalism in setting an outstanding example and embodying the highest standards of practice for lawyers in Santa Clara County.

Scouting News: Troop 33 honors 7 new Eagle Scouts


Courtesy of Martha Gomez
Troop 33’s new Eagle Scouts include, front row, from left: Bryan Webb, Nathan MacLeod, James Pampeyan and Nikolas Gibson. Back: Drishaan Jain, Austin Townsend and Kyle Kim.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 33 honored seven new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony Jan. 6.

The Eagle designation is the highest achievement in Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a minimum of 21 merit badges, lead a community service project, hold troop leadership positions and perform community service.


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