Ketchum University presents Circle of Vision Awards at its 6th annual luncheon.
Held at the Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, California, the Circle of Vision luncheon celebrated and honored individuals and organizations recognized by Ketchum University as exemplary philanthropists.
This year, the university honored three distinguished philanthropists, Robert & Lois Moore, Mildred Knott, as well as the Phelps family, for their significant generosity and community leadership.
Robert and Lois Moore’s generosity comes as a tribute to Capt. Harry Cecil Moore. Capt. Moore fought as a pilot during World War II and was shot down behind enemy lines in China. The Moores generously established a charitable trust agreement with the university and named the third lecture hall in Harry’s memory.
Mildred Knott is a loyal and strong supporter of the university. The Knott family has built a legacy of giving back to the community. Together, Mildred and her son Steve Knott have supported the Centennial Gala, the Annual Gala & V-Awards, building and capital improvements, MBKU’s ACHIEVING 20|20 Campaign, educational programs, and the Sharing Visions Art Exhibit.
The Phelps family foundation provides seed money and capital contributions for new and creative programs, within the Fullerton, Anaheim and Buena Park areas. The foundation’s generosity has supported reconstruction of the Ocular Neurology Center in the University Eye Center, pediatric vision care and glasses for low-income children, eye exams and glasses for underserved adults, low-vision patient assistance and care, Spanish-language marketing materials for the clinic, and the M&S Technology Visual Acuity Software System.
The university had the privilege of honoring each of this year’s recipients at the luncheon. More than 50 donors and guests joined administrators and the 2016 COV awardees to celebrate the power of philanthropy at Ketchum University and beyond.