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Sharks EVP & CFO Charlie Faas Honored For Work With After-School All-Stars

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

Sharks Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charlie Faas was recently named the recipient of the Mary Angela DiGiovanni Beacon of Light Award for 2006. The award is presented on behalf of the National Board of Directors of the After-School All-Stars program for outstanding contributions by an individual.

Faas (pictured right) was the founding president for the Greater San Jose chapter of After-School All-Stars and formerly served as the director of the program, has been an active member of After-School All-Stars since its inception in 1997.

“Charlie is the synthesis of our mission in human form,” said current executive director for ASAS Greater San Jose John Poch. “He has made an investment in every child we have.”

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is an after-school program that emphasizes fun-activity based learning, serving more than 35,000 children in 15 cites across the nation. ASAS reinforces the knowledge and skills needed for in-school success and also promotes positive relationships among children and adults. In addition to providing tutoring services, ASAS creates an engaging environment for children to interact with each other and provides opportunities for children to make decisions and learn leadership skills.

In a letter to Faas, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “Over the past 10 years, your leadership has enabled this organization to touch the lives of many people in the San Jose area. Not only have you helped secure the support necessary for the operation of the After-School All-Stars, but your positive influence has been a source of inspiration to all those around you. I congratulate you on receiving the 2006 Mary Angela DiGiovanni Beacon of Light Award.”

The Beacon of Light Award is presented in remembrance of Mary Angela DiGiovanni, daughter of HUMMER General Manager Mike DiGiovanni, who was tragically involved in a fatal car accident on Jan. 5, 2003. The After-School All-Stars honor Mary’s spirit of service and hope for the future with the Mary Angela DiGiovanni Beacon of Light Award.

For more information about the program, please contact ASAS Greater San Jose at (408) 280-5302.

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