Kathleen M Baird Dolphin Award

kathyThe 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

 


2019
SCOTT J. WILDMAN, CPA

Grant Zielinski, CDFA, announcing the 2019 recipient:

This year – as the 33rd recipient of the Dolphin Award - we recognize someone that has been a dedicated and consistent champion of CFLCW; someone that often worked quietly in the background, always willing to help, always available with ideas and advice, always willing to be an event speaker or panelist.

About 6 years ago, the Board adopted the concept of Continuing Collaborative Credits as a way to recognize the participation of members in events and activities, much like continuing education credits. Those Collaborative Credits are tracked according to registrations and for trainers and presenters, double credits were granted. It will not surprise you to learn that this year’s recipient has consistently been at the top of that list nearly every year since then.

Every year, we appeal for support to make this annual meeting a financial success and many members make that happen. This year’s recipient is among the first to donate and always asks, “What do you need” – and over the years, that has been tens of thousands of dollars.

He also paid what I have learned is the most challenging – and rewarding – part of involvement in this organization, and that is serving as Chair of CFLCW.

It has been a decade since he served as CFLCW Chair in 2009, but his service has continued, his support has never waned, and his commitment has been among the highest, and this year we recognize him for that dedication.

The 2019 Dolphin Award recipient is Scott Wildman, CPA.


DOLPHIN AWARD RECIPIENTS BY YEAR

Our special thanks to those recipients listed below that are 2019 Dolphin Sponsors!

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