March 1, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
College Honors Newhall Land Executive for Community Service
Gary Cusumano, chief executive officer of The Newhall Land & Farming Co., has been named the recipient of the 2004 Silver Spur Community Service Award. Cusumano will be presented with the recognition during a black-tie gala at the California Club in Los Angeles on March 13.
Gary is the logical choice to receive this special recognition because of his generous community service and his numerous contributions to the betterment of life in the Santa Clarita Valley, said Kathleen Maloney, executive director of the College of the Canyons Foundation. Hes one of those people who not only leads an important local company, he directs his time and passion toward worthwhile causes that improve our quality of life.
Past honorees include Jay and Joyce Rodgers, longtime local developers and philanthropists, in 2003; Tom Lee, past CEO of Newhall Land, in 2002; business and community leader Lou Garasi in 2001; and business leader education advocate Michael Berger in 2000.
The annual Silver Spur Awards Banquet will be held at the California Club in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 13. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $200 per person and can be purchased by calling (661) 362-3639.