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January 25, 2012 (San Diego) -- As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KPBS to honor 17 local individuals who are making a difference to enrich the lives of others.  The honorees were announced as part of the 2011 Cultural Diversity Partnership, which recognizes and pays tribute to local heroes from eight diverse communities who are making a difference by improving their workplace, profession, neighborhood, community, region and the world.  The year-long celebration of diversity culminates with an awards ceremony on  February 8, 2012, where recipients will be formally recognized.


The program will be held  from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at the Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

A reception will be held immediately following at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101
The 2011 Local Heroes honorees:
Black History Month
Veverly E. Anderson, Theophilus A. (Theo) Logan and Martha R. Logan
Women’s History Month
Kathi Anderson and Barbara Bry
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Thomas E. Hom and Robin J. Tarr
Jewish American Heritage Month
Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D. and  Jackie Gmach
LGBT Pride Month
Delores A. Jacobs, Ph.D. and  Nicole Murray Ramirez
Hispanic Heritage Month
Richard Nares and Rachael Ortiz
Disability Awareness Month
Bill Bodry and Pamela Finkel
Native American Heritage Month
Michelle Marie Parada and Brandie Taylor 


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