In celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KCETLink to honor two African Americans as local heroes. The 2014 Black History Month honorees are: Daryl L. Osby, chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Anthony J. Tolbert, associate director of admissions and outreach at the UCLA School of Law. Both will be recognized during a private February dinner celebration with their families and executives from KCETLink and Union Bank.
Since 1998, KCETLink and Union Bank have collaborated on the Local Heroes program and recognized nearly 180 honorees. The program pays tribute to exemplary leaders who are making a difference and enriching the lives of others by improving their community, region and the world at large. The 2014 Black History Month honorees demonstrate a shared commitment to providing their communities with the tools to thrive in today’s changing world, said event organizers.
Throughout the year, honorees will also be identified during Women’s History Month (March); Jewish American Heritage Month (May); Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (June) and Hispanic Heritage Month (September/October).
“We continue to celebrate diversity at Union Bank, and we are excited to pay special tribute to these two extraordinary African Americans as we launch our 2014 Local Heroes program,” said Union Bank Senior Executive Vice President Pierre P. Habis, head of Community Banking. “The honorees embody the bank’s spirit of giving back, and we are thrilled to continue our nearly 20-year partnership with KCETLink that allows us to highlight their achievements.”
“KCETLink is honored to recognize the wonderful accomplishments of these two Local Heroes in celebration of Black History month,” said KCETLink Chief Executive Officer Al Jerome. “We are grateful to have a partner in Union Bank for supporting such a worthwhile program in our community.”