The Fullerton Collaborative awarded Pam Keller the inaugural “Pam Keller Collaboration in the Community Award” at their 14th annual FACES of Fullerton event held in downtown Fullerton on Saturday, April 9th.
In bestowing the award to Keller, Dr. Debbie Stout, the Executive Director of the Fullerton Collaborative stated: “This award was established to honor Pam Keller’s many years of selfless community leadership and her tireless push for collaboration in the City of Fullerton. It was made possible by a sizable donation from the estate of Chris Lamm, another longtime Collaborative supporter”
In accepting the award, which was a surprise to her, Keller stated: "I am so thrilled to see the work the Fullerton Collaborative
has been doing so long continue strong in our community. With a humble heart I was truly surprised by this honor. I want to thank Executive Director Debra Stout and the Fullerton Collaborative Board for combining the Chris Lamm Memorial Fund and our passion for collaboration to create this legacy award. I am looking forward to honoring others in our community who give selflessly while working closely with others."
Pam Keller grew up in Fullerton, attending the local schools, including Cal State Fullerton for her BS in Child Development and a Multi-Subject Bilingual Teaching Credential. Pam served as the Executive Director of the Fullerton Collaborative from 1998-2015 where she led the planning for the yearly FACES of Fullerton Event and free dental clinics. The focus of her work in the community during that time was Obesity Prevention, Gang Prevention, Achievement Gap, STEM and Homelessness. Pam and her husband John met while attending Fullerton High School. They are raising their three teenaged boys Christopher age 19, Dakota age 18 and Alexander age 16 to love the community that they grew up in!
Founded in 1986, the Fullerton Collaborative is a cooperative of executive directors, educators, activists, community service leaders and volunteers dedicated to building and supporting a healthy cohesive community. As an alliance of organizations and individuals who enjoy making good things happen for the community, we are able to provide community assistance where we are needed most. Our unique partnership allows us to help each other accomplish goals. We encourage our members and the Fullerton Community to Think Collaboratively.