For more than 50 years, Ian has tirelessly served the community, as a volunteer and leader in many different community organizations. Ian has poured his life into the youth as a Boy Scout leader for more than 25 years, as the founder of a fundraising Christmas Tree lot, and as a member of the Upland First Presbyterian Church serving at camps, Sunday school and Little League. Through 20 years of volunteer work and fundraising, Ian has given hope to hundreds of families who struggle to overcome depression, addiction, abuse, grief and other emotional and mental health challenges, making sure that low income families received professional counseling at Samaritan Counseling Center. Ian has helped feed and shelter thousands of homeless through Inland Valley Hope Partners through 10 years of leadership on their Board, 2 years as Volunteer Executive Director, golf tournament fundraising of over $500,000, personal work at Walk for Hungry events, and physically repairing the shelter, He spearheaded the Sycamore Terrace–Upland building project for low income elderly. Also, Ian has served those with special needs with the Board of Ability First, Claremont, and the Alzheimer’s Association and currently is on the Board of Upland Sister City Organization. Just recently, Ian connected seven local Rotary Clubs to raise $120,000 for wells in Kenya. In large part,
Ian, is the hero behind the scenes, building, repairing, collecting, connecting, providing infrastructure needed to provide services to our community. Congratulations Ian! We love you.