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Make A Difference 2013 Winners

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 by in News


San Antonio, Texas, October 30, 2013: Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Lana Duke presented the fifth annual 2013 San Antonio Make a Difference Awards on Tuesday, October 29th at the new Ruth’s Chris River Walk at the Grand Hyatt. The Make A Difference Awards were inspired by Lana Duke’s commitment to the children of Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives (RMYA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care of abused, neglected, and abandoned children. The organization is the beneficiary of the event, and over $100,000 was raised to benefit the children and programs of the agency. The Make a Difference Awards honor individuals, businesses, groups, non-profits and youth who give back to the San Antonio community and to celebrate the “unsung heroes” in our community.

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The Make a Difference finalists are selected by a panel of judges and the winners are announced at the award dinner. Over 150 guests joined Ms. Duke and Harvey Najim, co-chairs of the event, for a sizzling steak dinner with all the trimmings and signature cocktails to find out who the 2013 winners were.

The 2013 Make Difference Winners (red) and Finalists are:

Outstanding Youth: Daniel Edelen | Gabi Mehta

Outstanding Small Business: San Antonio Clubhouse |Project MEND| Soccer for a Cause

Outstanding Large Business: Cancer Center Council | Kingdom for Kids | Assistance League of San Antonio

Outstanding Individual: Mike Gilliam-SA Lighthouse for the Blind | Grace Blancett-Fisher House |Linda Fugit-Children’s Bereavement Center