Kathleen M Baird Dolphin Award

Kathleen M Baird Dolphin Award

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The CFLCW Dolphin Award grew out of an effort of a group of collaborative professionals in California as they sought to develop a symbol for their work. They selected a dolphin that was the centerpiece of a unique wall hanging that contained the challenge of “breath deep, fly high, seek peace.” CFLCW adopted that symbol as the centerpiece of its first dolphin award given in 2005 to those members who through extraordinary and unselfish service to the council exemplify the very best effort in meeting that challenge.

In 2013, the CFLCW Board adopted a proclamation naming the Annual Dolphin Service Award in honor and memory of Kathleen M. Baird, JD, the 5th Chair of CFLCW.

“I am gratified when my clients use the words ‘professional’ and ‘compassionate’ to describe my work. It means I am serving them well. – Kathy Baird, JD

 


2020
GAYLENE STINGL, CPA

Robert Arthur, JD, announcing the 2020 recipient:

 

2020 has been a year unlike any other in the Council’s history. It is also a year to recognize not one but two Dolphin Award recipients.

Unfortunately, our first recipient is unable to be with us today.

However, she has been with us as a member for 18 years.

She served the collaborative cause and CFLCW with devotion and was always willing to step up to help the organization succeed.

And step up she did.

Her first term on the Board of Directors began in 2004 – in case your math is rusty, that is sixteen years ago – and has served for 80% of the Council’s life.

She also served as the Chair of CFLCW in 2006.

She was a mainstay of the training committee for many years and more than one Building Blocks attendee experienced the challenge of meeting her- and trying to question her – in the infamous “fishbowl.”

She became a popular and sought after speaker and trainer for the IACP, and always available to us when it came time for the Tax Seminar.

Today we recognize our first 2020 Dolphin Award recipient, one of the longest serving and most dedicated members of CFLCW, Gaylene Stingl, CPA

2020
CHRISTINE D'ANGELO, JD

Robert Arthur, JD, announcing the 2020 recipient:

 

Our second recipient for 2020 is also a past Chair of CFLCW.

A member for over a decade she is a third generation attorney in her family and has a long history of service to her local bar and related legal associations and community groups.

A strong advocate of the collaborative process and of the work of CFLCW, she volunteer for several public outreach activities.

In an effort beyond the call of duty, she and her husband joined her colleagues at the now infamous “Collaborative Foundation Brewers Game Concession Stand”.

Following her time as CFLCW Chair, she stayed active, joining the Board of the Collaborative Foundation.

When faced with a vacancy on the CFLCW Board, she stepped up again, offering to serve as the Board Secretary in 2020.

The Dolphin Award is a way to recognize extraordinary service and dedication to the collaborative cause.

I can think of no better example of selfless service than our other 2020 Dolphin Award recipient, Christy D’Angelo, JD.


DOLPHIN AWARD RECIPIENTS BY YEAR

2019
SCOTT WILDMAN, CPA

2018
ROBERT MACMILLAN ARTHUR, JD

2017
REBECCA OETTINGER, PHD, JD

2016
DANIEL K. SMITH, CDFA

2015
KAREN D. JULIAN, RN, JD

2014
THE ZIELINSKI FAMILY

2013
NANCY CANNON, PSYD
MEGANN HENDRIX, JD

2012
KAREN ZIMMERMANN, JD
ELLEN STERN, PHD

2011
MARK BOEBEL, CPA
CHRISTY BROOKS, JD
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP

2010
KATHY BAIRD, JD
DIANE DIEL, JD
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP

2009
STEVE BACH, JD
GREG HILDEBRAND, JD
SUE HANSEN, JD
KATHY GEHL, JD

2008
DIANE MADER, JD
KATHY BAIRD, JD
SUSAN SCHROEDER, LPC

2007
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP
KARYN GIMBEL YOUSO, JD

2006
ROBERT NOHR, PHD
JEANNE SCHROEDER, PSYD
GARRICK ZIELINSKI, CFP

2005
DIANE DIEL, JD
CARLTON STANSBURY, JD
KARYN GIMBEL YOUSO, JD
JENNIFER WALL, JD
KAREN TUCKER, JD