With the culmination of The CrisCom Company's 10th anniversary in 2007, the firm established the annual "Leader For America" award. This prestigious award is The CrisCom Company's highest honor, recognizing those extraordinary leaders who have made a tremendous impact benefitting our nation in a positive way.
Erin Thorn, a former WNBA star, mentors youth in life skills, community engagement, and college preparation through basketball. She founded Erin Thorn Elite Basketball, a non-profit youth sports organization, that has grown to over 200 participants. The program’s growth shows no signs of slowing.
Our Nation's Public Safety Servants
In the face of political uncertainties, which have impacted public safety funding, we stand with unwavering dedication to our public safety servants who have worked tirelessly to keep our city streets safe. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice and we are truly privileged to honor each and every one of you.
Our Nation's Healthcare Workers
We as a nation and a global community have never faced times quite like these. Our heartfelt thank you and deepest admiration goes out to the frontline healthcare workers who everyday, face this pandemic head on. The countless hours, the personal sacrifice and the selfless motivation to help, embodies the great American spirit.
Billy's advocacy to help veterans and honor his fallen brothers and sisters inspires those around him. From beloved crossing guard to Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart - Flagstaff, his nonstop devotion is what we all should strive for.
Sgt. Ron Helus
Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Ron Helus' heroic actions during the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting truly embody leadership and selflessness. The CrisCom Company was humbled to posthumously honor Sgt. Helus with the 2018 Leader For America award.
Army veteran and American hero, Sam Esraelian was honored as CrisCom's 2017 Leader For America. Sam continues to be the epitome of a true country loving soldier and humble volunteer.
World Champion Boxer
Professional boxer and WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Champion, Jose Ramirez was honored as CrisCom's Leader For America. Jose's story is the American dream, he hasn't forgotten where he came from and his athleticism and philanthropic endeavors will ensure his lasting legacy.
Founder, Triumph Foundation
Andrew has worked tirelessly to help those who suffer from spinal cord injuries. Shortly after his own injury in 2004, Andrew and his wife created the Triumph Foundation to provide support for others.
George's commitment to the children of this nation, and to the sport of baseball is an inspiration to us all. His selfless giving of time and mentoring to at-risk youth embodies not only the American spirit, but the spirit of our national pastime as well.
Founder, Ruiz Foods
Truly Mr. Ruiz is a well deserving recipient, not only for his entrepreneurial success in building a national company from humble beginnings, but also because of his extensive philanthropic work.
As a longtime youth sports coach, John has worked with kids to build the skills, leadership and teamwork necessary to succeed in life, on and off the field. He is truly a role model for our kids.
Wendy Wooten, Ph.D.
Wendy is a proven leader in developing advanced science programs and curriculum for students throughout the United States. We are so fortunate to have her talent and leadership right here in the San Fernando Valley.
Jon's distinguished public service, passion for his community and untiring devotion to the non-profit organizations serving his community are recognized and honored.
Founder - Children's Hunger Fund
Because of Dave's vision and the tireless work of Children's Hunger Fund, over $1 billion in food and other important products continue to be distributed to more than 10 million children in 35 states and 72 countries.
Veteran's Advocate Educator
Mr. Jordan has devoted his life fighting to protect our country, and has fought to protect and assist other veterans who require help and direction with their benefits. Bob worked tirelessly and gave his time to those deserving veterans who have been in harms way.
Victories in California are measured everyday when our families have control over their education; when our children reject drugs; when the entrepreneur is not overburdened by the government and when our military feels embraces by a grateful nation.