Tustin Area Man and Woman of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

Kurt Bensworth and Sharon King Named Tustin Area Man and Woman of the Year

Nomination applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Tustin Area Man and Woman of the Year (TAMWY).

The TAMWY program has been held for more than 60 years. Tustin area individuals are recognized for their dedicated work, leadership and outstanding volunteerism in the community. Nominations for the award come from local nonprofit organizations or previous winners (TAMWY Committee “life members”).

The TAMWY application may be accessed online at www.TustinCommunityFoundation.org. Individuals can click on the Tustin Area Man and Woman of the Year icon and then click on “application.”

The TAMWY applications and payment for the nominee and their guest’s dinner tickets are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the Tustin Community Foundation website — click on the TAMWY logo.
The annual Tustin Area Man and Woman of the Year Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m. at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge. The dinner is attended by city and county officials, previous TAMWY award winners and community members.

Additionally, the TAMWY Committee will recognize an outstanding high school senior from the Tustin Unified School District and local student musicians will perform at the event.

The Tustin Man and Woman of the Year will become lifetime members of the TAMWY organization. They will receive special awards, pins, and city and county proclamations at the dinner. They will also ride in the Tustin Tiller Days Parade as guests of honor in October, and have their names permanently etched on a brick walkway in the plaza between the Tustin Library and Clifton C. Miller Community Center at the Tustin Civic Center.

For more information, please contact 2021 TAWOY Kim DeBenedetto at kmowers22@gmail.com or 2021 TAMOY Mark Eliot at markeliot86@gmail.com.