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Ed Arnold

Ed Arnold retired from a distinguished sixty-year broadcasting career in 2014. Ed is best known for his forty-six years as a sports and news anchor for television stations KABC, KTLA, and KOCE. He also served as the volunteer announcer for the "Hour of Power" from 1970 until 2015.

A Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike award winner, Ed began his broadcasting career at the age of 14 in his hometown of Texarkana, Arkansas. The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California honored Ed with their "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2007.

Arnold came to Southern California in 1958 as a member of the United States Marine Corps and remained to play football at Santa Ana College. Ed earned an A.A. in Business at Santa Ana College and a B.A. from California State University Long Beach in Radio/TV/Film.

Ed is extremely involved in his community and has been since the 1960's. Ed is a forty-five-year volunteer of his local Boys and Girls Clubs and is chairman of the Huntington Beach-Fountain Valley clubs' largest annual fundraiser. In Ed's honor the Orange County Boys and Girls Clubs each year present the "Eddy Award" to the top volunteer.

He served on the March of Dimes board of directors for over thirty-five years. In 1968 Arnold was a founding board member of the California Special Olympics and still plays an active role in the organization's events. In 1975, he was selected as one of California's Five Outstanding Young Men (FOYM) for his volunteer work throughout the state. Ed was the 46th President of the California Jaycees, served seven terms as president of the Orange County Multiple Sclerosis Society, five terms as president of the Southern California Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, two terms as president of the Southern California Sportscasters Association, and was the charter president of the Fountain Valley Rotary Club.

Among the many honors Arnold has received are the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the March of Dimes and Cystic Fibrosis, the "Breath of Life" from Cystic Fibrosis, the inaugural "Excellence in Media" Award from the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, the inaugural "Rafer Johnson Humanitarian Award" from Southern California Special Olympics in 2010, "Visionary of the Year" award from Coastline Community College and the "Lifetime Father of the Year" Award from the American Diabetes Association in 2011. Other tribunes include the Fountain Valley "Distinguished Service Award" and the "Distinguished Citizen Award" from the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame. Second Harvest Food Bank presented Ed their "Humanitarian of the Year" Award.

Santa Ana College has honored Ed by naming the annual SAC golf tournament the Ed Arnold Golf Classic and he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Santa Ana College, Fullerton Community College, and Vanguard University. He is also Honorary Mayor of the City of Buena Park.

Five times the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association named the KTLA sports team of Ed and Stu Nahan as the "Best Television Sports Anchor staff". Ed and his wife Dixie, were honored with the "Americana Award" as Orange County's "Man and Woman of the year" in 2003 and both are members of the Santa Ana College Alumni Hall of Fame.

In 2014 Vanguard University named their theatre stage "The Ed & Dixie Arnold Stage" for their support of the arts.

Ed and his wife, Dr. Dixie Arnold who is a retired Vanguard University professor, make their home in Fountain Valley. Their son Dean, daughter-in-law Rachel, and grandsons Jacob and Luke also reside in Fountain Valley.


Sandy Segerstrom Daniels

Sandra (Sandy) Segerstrom Daniels is dedicated to making a difference in children's lives. A managing partner of C. J. Segerstrom & Sons and an owner of the South Coast Plaza retail center in Southern California, Sandy attributes her spirit of service and generosity to her parents Jeanette and Hal Segerstrom.

A strong believer in the value of collaboration, Sandy encourages children's groups to work together in order to maximize their impact. Her passion and vision led to the creation of the month-long Festival of Children in 2002. The Festival focuses on community, creative, educational, and personal enrichment for both children and families. Festival of Children, held annually in September at South Coast Plaza, showcases over 75 youth-serving non-profit organizations, providing the charities a unique stage to share their mission.

Sandy also founded the sponsoring foundation. Festival of Children Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, brings together and coordinates the efforts of charities, companies and individuals who actively work to improve the lives of children.

Sandy and Festival of Children Foundation are both instrumental in getting September designated as National Child Awareness Month (NCAM). She works extensively with local, state and federal government to designate the month of September as an important time to heighten child awareness issues throughout the nation. September 2015 will mark the 8th consecutive year that National Child Awareness Month has been proclaimed by the U.S. Senate. In celebration of NCAM, Festival of Children Foundation and Washington, D.C. based Youth Service America (YSA) collaborate on a program where 51 outstanding teens and young adults from across the nation are selected to serve as NCAM Youth Ambassadors, leading service projects which create positive change in their communities and in the lives of other young people.

In addition to overseeing Festival of Children Foundation, Sandy has devoted time to the following Orange County organizations:
  • Board of Directors, Segerstrom Center for the Arts (formerly known as Orange County Performing Arts Center)
  • Co-Chair of the "CHOC Follies," Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
  • Supported and assisted in establishing the CHOC Children's Mental Health Center
  • Campaign Co-Chair, "Masterpiece in the Making," Orange County School of the Arts
Sandy has also been recognized for her contributions with the following awards:
  • CHOC Children's Champion - 2016
  • National Philanthropy Day Legacy Award Recipient - 2015
  • Los Angeles Mission Legacy of Vision Award Recipient - 2015
  • Outstanding Contributions to Education Award by the O.C. Department of Education - 2012
  • Champion for Change Award by Boys Town California - 2012
  • Champion of Children honor from Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center - 2011
  • Children's Visionary Award by the Child Guidance Center - 2009
  • Children's Friend Award by Childhelp USA - 2006
  • Businesswoman Mother of the Year by Maternal Outreach Management System - 2005
  • Spirit of Volunteerism Giving Is Living Award - 2004
  • Raise Foundation Blue Ribbon Award - 2004
  • Orange County Girl Scout Council Women of Distinction Award - 2003

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