2016 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award Winner
Congratulations to Don Telford; retired San Diego Theatres CEO, in San Diego, CA; recipient of the League of Historic American Theatres' 2016 Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution.
San Diego Theatres is a non-profit 501c3 corporation responsible for the stewardship of publicly-owned performing arts venues and eventually was responsible for the restoration of the 1924 Balboa Theatre. That project received numerous local, regional and national awards. Telford, a Past President of LHAT, gave a moving acceptance speech recounting his four-decade career in the performing arts industry and the inspirational people he met along the way. "As part of the Balboa restoration project, our joining the League was one of the best investments we made," remarked Telford, "and it has paid off immeasurably in the years since."