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Steve Danz, representing LA County pilots, is named an Unsung Hero

Our Unsung Hero, representing all AFW pilots is featured in the Santa Monica Daily Press and California Community Foundation video!


The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced the opening of a photography exhibit that elevates incredible stories of significant – yet unrecognized – contributions across Los Angeles County and demonstrates how everyday individuals are creating social change. Our very own Steve Danz, representing LA County pilots, was selected as one of these powerful examples.

Portraits of Compassion showcases 30 “Unsung Heroes” of LA County who are working to improve our region. The Unsung Heroes were nominated by the community and selected by the California Community Foundation (CCF) to uplift examples of people performing selfless acts that are making a positive impact in LA County. On Saturday, March 5, the Unsung Heroes were unveiled at a Gala at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. The exhibit opened March 6 and will run through April 4, 2016. Conceptualized and commissioned by CCF, the exhibit is a gift to LA County residents in celebration of the Foundation’s 100 years of service.

“We want this exhibit to turn inspiration into action,” said Antonia Hernández, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation. “The Unsung Heroes teach us that acts of kindness, compassion, generosity and courage have a ripple effect that will multiply over countless lives.”

CCF also states: The Unsung Heroes run the gamut from educators to farmers to cooks to activists. They are dedicated volunteers like Angel Flight West Steve Danz, who pilots low-income patients to urgent medical appointments.  A common theme to their actions is a deep desire to build a better Los Angeles.

Portraits of Compassion is open to the public free of charge through April 4, 2016 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

For more information, please visit calfund.org/laheroes and follow along on social media with #LAheroes.

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