College of the Canyons named Jack and Doreen Shine the recipients of the 2017 “Silver Spur” Community Service Award for their constant efforts to make Santa Clarita a better place.
Since 1993, the Shines have spent their time dedicated to building homes, contributing to charities and advocating on behalf of education and the arts.
They continue to work together on causes and projects they are passionate about like the arts, affordable housing, family wellness and personal involvement.
“Because of their ongoing efforts to give back to others and the significant contributions they have made to this community, we are honored to recognize Jack and Doreen with this award,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook in a press release. “Jack and Doreen have shown us that care and commitment can make a lasting difference in shaping the community’s growth.”
Jack Shine is the founder and president of American Beauty Homes, which builds affordable homes for many first-time home buyers in the Santa Clarita Valley. He was appointed to the Board of California Housing Finance Agency twice.
As a supporter of the arts, he served as president of the Los Angeles County Music and Performing Arts Commission and as a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Arts Council.
Doreen Shine left Ireland for the United States in 1970. She was a stay-at-home mom, fitness expert and personal trainer before entering the world of real estate.
She is involved with local schools, political campaigns and causes and currently serves as a member of the Child and Family Center Board and chair of the Patrons of the Arts support group at COC.
Together, Jack and Doreen Shine volunteer their time to Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds homes for low-income and veteran families in need. Jack Shine serves as the chairman and Doreen Shine serves as the chair of the Family Selection Committee.
Both are members of the College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors and support the college’s programs and initiatives.
They are advocates for the COC institutional scholarship program, the Fine and Performing Arts Division, the COC Athletics department, veteran’s affairs and other student programs.
“The Shines have consistently helped College of the Canyons adhere to its mission to offer an accessible and enriching education to all through their work as members of the college’s Foundation Board of Directors and hands-on involvement in promoting college programs, scholarships and the fine arts,” said Van Hook in a press release.
The Shines are also members of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) K-12 Educational Outreach Advisory Board.
Jack and Doreen will be honored at the 2017 Silver Spur Celebration March 18 at The Sheraton Universal Starview Room. The evening will feature music, cocktails, a dinner, a live auction and a video tribute to the Shines.
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