Crittenton Honored by Marshall B. Ketchum University as a 2016 V-Award Recipient for Humanitarianism Efforts

Crittenton Honored by Marshall B. Ketchum University as a 2016 V-Award Recipient for Humanitarianism Efforts

Crittenton Services for Children and Families is truly honored to have been selected as the Marshall B. Ketchum University 2016 V-Award recipient. This recognition bestowed upon us by one of our community partners holds special meaning as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary milestone. The award is given to organizations or individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to charitable and volunteer service benefiting the greater community.

For the past 50 years our mission of helping children, youth and families reach their fullest potential is more than just a charitable action, but rather, a way of life and the purpose of our existence. Most importantly, helping break the cycle of abuse, neglect and trauma is something that will forever guide our mission in order to make a powerful impact within the communities we serve.

And we will continue to strive in being a positive force of action and continued catalyst for transformation as we work alongside the children and families in our care.

On behalf of all employees, volunteers, donors, board members, and all those that help the Crittenton mission move forward we would like to take this time to thank Marshall B. Ketchum University for your belief in our mission, and the continued partnership you’ve demonstrated by helping us improve our integrated behavioral health efforts in order to best serve the needs of system-involved youth using our services. Your talented students and expert faculty continue to make it easier for our agency to provide quality care to children and youth who need the most compassion.

It’s partners like you that have helped Crittenton reach this 50 year milestone and we hope you will continue to work alongside us for the next 50!

For those interested in registering for the Marshall B. Ketchum University Annual Gala please continue to read the press release below:


July 14, 2016

Katie Santos-Coy

Director of Marketing and Communications



Marshall B. Ketchum University Announces Its 2016 V-Award Honorees for the Sixth Annual MBKU Gala 

MBKU’s 2016 V-Award honorees include Crittenton Services for Children and Families, Gavin S. Herbert and VSP Global.


FULLERTON, CA. – Marshall B. Ketchum University announced honorees for its sixth annual gala event, which will take place Thursday September 29, 2016 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA. The Annual Gala at MBKU supports initiatives such as community health, children’s vision needs, student scholarships and more.

“The dedication these honorees have put forth is truly inspiring,” said University President Kevin Alexander, OD, PhD. “I am delighted we have the opportunity to recognize all the hard work they do for our community and beyond.”

The gala will feature the sixth annual V-Awards, which will recognize Crittenton Services for Children and Families, Gavin S. Herbert and VSP Global for their many contributions to community health, wellness and well-being. The V-Award is MBKU’s most prestigious award for charitable and volunteer service benefiting the greater community. The Vita (Latin for life or a way of life) Award, or V-Award, symbolizes the impact that our honorees have on their fellow humankind, doing good work and showing compassion and support for others.

“We have three spectacular honorees this year that have exhibited a heart after our own for caring, innovation and excellence,” said University Advancement Vice President Paul Stover, MEd. “The work that each of them has done is truly remarkable and the impact they’ve had, undeniable.”
This year, the Gala’s theme will be “Under the Big Top.” Guests will enjoy a dazzling night of entertainment and philanthropy. For full bios of this year’s V-Award honorees, or to reserve your ticket or sponsorship, please visit


About Marshall B. Ketchum University

Located in Fullerton, CA, Marshall B. Ketchum University is an independent, private, non-profit, accredited educational institution. MBKU is home to the Southern California College of Optometry, the School of Physician Assistant Studies and planned College of Pharmacy. Named after the founder of the optometric institution in 1904, the change to the university structure addresses the growing demand for highly skilled health care professionals. The university confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree. MBKU’s School of Physician Assistant Studies under the College of Health Sciences awards a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree. MBKU‘s College of Pharmacy will welcome its first class in the fall of 2016. MBKU owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers: the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health and the University Eye Center at Los Angeles.


About Crittenton Services for Children and Families

Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services and child advocacy agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. In addition, we are known for our continuum of care treatment model that encompasses our residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, outpatient mental health, foster care, adoption, and transitional age youth services. Our service planning area spans throughout Southern California and covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.

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