For Immediate Release Contact: Tobi Ferguson
Nov. 22, 2011 Phone: (760) 940-3370
Stephen “Hap” L’Heureux Honored at North County Philanthropy Council 2011 Awards
L’Heureux received Volunteer of the Year Award
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Carlsbad Planning Commissioner Stephen “Hap” L’Heureux was honored as “Volunteer of the Year” for his philanthropic service by Tri-City Hospital Foundation and New Village Arts at the Nov. 10 North County Philanthropic Council Awards held in Escondido.
“As Chair Elect, Hap L’Heureux played a key leadership role in designating the structure and s trategies
when Tri-City Hospital Foundation underwent new management this year,” said Tobi Ferguson, Chief Development Officer of Tri-City Hospital Foundation. “His support was integral to the board of directors’ launch of a program of renewal for the Foundation’s goals and future operations.”
L’Heureux described his position on the board of trustees as his most challenging and rewarding experience as a volunteer. “I have been inspired by the uplifting mission of community healthcare and humbled by my fellow board members, volunteers and staff in their service for a greater good,” said L’Heureux.
L’Heureux has also served as President of the Board of Directors for New Village Arts for the past six years. His commitment to NVA can be seen in the organization’s success during his tenure including creating a permanent home in Carlsbad Village, tripling the operating budget, and expanding programs to include eight plays, a concert series and a visual arts studio.
“To have served as President of NVA during its explosive growth and maturity as a theatre has been both challenging and rewarding,” said L’Heureux. “I enjoyed being able to be of service to the theatre and its patrons in developing a significant cultural gem for Carlsbad and North County.”
L’Heureux also serves on the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, MiraCosta College Foundation Board and the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Board.