Name: Gary Prem
Nominating Organization: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County
Honoree Category: Education
Why Nominated: Gary is a retiree from Allergan Corporation and missed doing good things for people. He reached out to our non profit CCCS-OC as he was aware of the financial counseling and educational programs provided by our organization. Gary looked at being an educator and doing our workshops but he knew his heart was more immediately bringing assistance to individuals and to families. CCCS-OC has not had volunteer counselors in the past because there is a rigorous and somewhat costly certification process required by the position. Gary persisted however that this is the area where he would like to volunteer and he made a commitment of 10 hours each week at a specific time plus he attends an all day educational meeting once a month with the CCCS-OC team. Gary studied diligently and passed his exams within a three month period. He is now one of the team and meets with 2-3 clients each week. Gary’s commitment to our organization and to the greater good of our community has been exemplary and personifies an excellent citizen of Orange County.
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