San Diego nonprofit to host awards show in honor of local luminary Malin Burnham
SAN DIEGO (APRIL 4, 2017) — For nearly 90 years, Malin Burnham has represented the best of serving San Diego. To honor this legacy and his support of low-income youth, Reality Changers has created The Malin Burnham Awards to recognize those who have had the greatest impact on our region.
Voting will be open from April 21st to May 12th at http://RealityChangers.org/Malin
Participants can vote up to once a day in each category throughout the voting period.
MOST-ADMIRED PUBLIC LEADER
MOST-ADMIRED NEWS OUTLET
MOST-ADMIRED SERVICE ORGANIZATION
*More nominees may be added in each category prior to the end of the voting period.
Mr.Burnham's motto is "Community Before Self" and that is why the community vote will determine the winners of The Malin Burnham Awards to be presented at UC San Diego on May 23, 2017.
All proceeds from the event will help Reality Changers raise $2 million to help build more first generation college students in San Diego. Over $1 million has already been committed by the following scholarship partners: Anonymous, The Masons of California, The Reality Changers Foundation, UCSD's Chancellor's Associates, and UCSD Extension.
Christopher Yanov, Reality Changers’ Founder & President
Please confirm with Angela Yen (619) 363-2508
May 23, 2017
UCSD’s Price Center Theatre
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
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REALITY CHANGERS believes that college changes everything, especially for low-income youth. That's why REALITY CHANGERS helps low-income participants become first generation college students and guides high-performing 12th graders to the nation's top colleges. After REALITY CHANGERS began in 2001 with just four 8th-grade students and $300 to its name, the program's graduates have earned $100,000,000 in scholarships. During one of eight meetings with program leadership, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described Reality Changers as "a model for the nation." To learn more about Reality Changers, visit www.RealityChangers.org.
Angela Yen, Director of Communications