San Luis Obispo
For the seventh year in a row, Cannon’s Well Worth It campaign — a charitable effort to build clean water projects in villages around the world — spent the day grilling tri-tip dinners to fund new wells for those in need. This year’s event raised $10,500 toward clean water projects and even provided dinners to 75 local families and veterans in need.
The campaign began in 2010 as a proactive response to learning about the global water crisis. To date, the campaign has raised more than $100,000 and has built more than 20 wells in villages throughout Africa and Asia.
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David Hamilton, president of the San Luis Obispo Symphony Board of Directors, was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award at the Association of California Symphony Orchestras’ (ACSO) Conference in Los Angeles on July 20. The awards presentation was part of ACSO’s annual conference, hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Initiated in 1996, the Most Valuable Player Awards were created to recognize exemplary volunteers, volunteer projects and volunteer organizations working for California’s symphony orchestras and choruses. A total of nine awards were presented at the ceremony, representing volunteers from orchestras from all budget categories throughout California.
David won the award for his role as chair of the Music Director Search Committee. He led a year-and-a-half long selection process that began with 134 applicant resumes which were narrowed to five candidates auditioning during the 2016-17 Classics in the Cohan season.