San Diego Business Journal

Four Honored for Efforts That Inspire and Improve the World

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Center for Wealth and Legacy recently presented Inspiration Awards to four San Diego leaders, honoring their nonprofit work.

The winners are:

• Azim Khamisa of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation. The foundation works with San Diego schools to teach the realities of violence, forgiveness, gangs and the importance of making positive choices.

• Dr. Kami Kohani of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Kohani, a dentist, volunteers for the local nonprofit, which provides free reconstructive surgeries to infants, children and teens with physical deformities.

• Shannon Thompson of Shakti Rising, a woman-centered organization that promotes health, leadership and social change.

• Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah of the Emmanuel Education Fund. The fund benefits disabled people in Ghana, the country of Yeboah’s birth.

The San Diego-based Center for Wealth and Legacy presented the awards during an evening ceremony at AMN Healthcare.

— SDBJ Staff Report