Past LACF Board Member, Dennis Young, 2018 Los Altan of the Year

Dennis Young

Congratulations to Dennis Young, 2018 Los Altan of the Year!

Dennis is the model of an active community leader.

From the Los Altos Town Crier’s article:

Dennis Young would be the first to tell you he’s shy by nature. But shyness doesn’t stop the mild-mannered accountant from turning into a superhero when it comes to community involvement.

Since the early 1970s, when he first arrived in Los Altos, Young has been a ubiquitous volunteer. He’s been active in everything from the Rotary Club of Los Altos to the Community Health Awareness Council. He’s used his accounting expertise to crunch the numbers for local nonprofit organizations. He’s served as master of ceremonies for the annual awards luncheon honoring other community volunteers. And he’s even played Santa Claus at the Festival of Lights Parade.

Over the past two years, Young, 75, has made two special donations. In honor of his late wife, Roberta, he donated her car last year to a deserving family – with help from Los Altos Community Foundation and Community Services Agency. This year, he paid for and donated a cast of the sculpture “Homeless Jesus,” also in honor of his late wife, to the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos.