LES TUPPER AWARD PRESENTATION
Each year since 1969 the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council has presented the Les Tupper Community Service Award to individuals, organizations, and businesses which have given outstanding service to the community. A Student Service Award was later added. These awards are named in honor of Les Tupper, a civic leader who cared deeply about education, youth and enhancing the quality of life in the La Cañada Flintridge community.
The 2020 Les Tupper Award Ceremony at JPL which was scheduled for April 2020 has now been postponed until April of 2021 due to the COVID-19 Virus.
This year’s recipients, Caroline Craven, Bill Pounders, Christie Crahan, David Baker and the La Canada Junior Women’s Club will be honored at that time.
Les Tupper Individual Service Award is awarded to an individual with long-term and broad-based volunteer service to La Cañada Flintridge. Volunteerism, beyond job related duties, may be in areas of education, youth activities, cultural pursuits, religious, business, civic or social service. This person brings a positive recognition to themselves and to the community of La Cañada Flintridge.
Les Tupper Organization Service Award is awarded to an organization with long-term and broad-based volunteer service to La Cañada Flintridge. Volunteerism may be in areas of education, youth activities, cultural pursuits, religious, civic or social service.
Les Tupper Student Service Award is given to a student in grade 11 or 12 with outstanding personal attributes and has actively participating in service-related activities that benefit both the school and the community of La Cañada Flintridge.
Les Tupper Special Service Award: On occasion, the Coordinating Council Board of Directors may choose to honor individuals, organizations, or businesses who are found to be worthy of recognition for their contributions to La Cañada Flintridge, but who do not meet the broad-based volunteer requirements set forth in the Les Tupper Service Award Criteria, but rather have shown service in one special area of interest.
The annual Les Tupper Awards Ceremony was held at the Von Karman Auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
April 2021 at 7:00PM.