Dorcas H. Thille will receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Spirit Awards celebrate the Spirit of Community Partnership.

United Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) will honor Dorcas H. Thille with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Spirit Awards Gala August 24, celebrating community champions that embody the spirit of the United Way in advancing the common good in Ventura County.

The gala will be held at 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort. All proceeds will benefit United Way Community Impact programs.

“Dorcas Thille will receive our fifth Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Dorcas is one of our most generous lifelong annual contributors and a supporter of many important organizations in our community. We are looking forward to celebrating all of her achievements as we honor extraordinary folks in our community who are advancing the common good,” said Eric Harrison, CEO of United Way of Ventura County. “We’re excited to come together for the 15th Annual Spirit Awards Gala and recognize the Spirit of Community Partnership in Ventura County.”

Additional community champions to be feted:

• Rigoberto Vargas, Milton M. Teague Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism

• Lio Alvarado, Douglas Shively Award for Outstanding Community Impact

• Erin Simqu, Women United Award for Turning Compassion into Action

• Procter & Gamble, Roy Pinkerton Award for Top Corporate Citizenship

For more than seven decades, the United Way has fought for the health, education and financial stability of every resident in our community. Our Community Impact focus fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every resident in our community. We are dedicated to helping all achieve their full potential.

Dinner Tickets: $150 each. After August 9, 2019, price increases to $175.

Spirit Awards Gala Tickets are available online at

Since 1945, United Way of Ventura County has advanced the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. For more information about United Way of Ventura County, visit

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