Betty Kwan Chinn
Betty Kwan Chinn (關惠群) is a philanthropist who lives in Eureka, California. She has helped the homeless—including the mentally ill, disabled veterans, runaways, and drug abusers—for the past 20 years. She won the 2008 Minerva Award. She used the $25,000 grant as seed money and worked with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to establish the homeless a bathroom and kitchen. U.S. President Barack Obama awarded her and 12 others the Presidential Citizens Medal on August 4, 2010 at the White House.
The Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center opened November 16, 2013 offering a variety of services for the poor and homeless.
- 2010 Winners U.S. White House Citizens Medal
- "Why WE Honor Her". The Women's Conference. 2008.
- David Jackson (2010-08-04). "Obama honors those who 'find a wrong and right it'". USA Today.
- Thadeus Greenson (2010-08-05). "Eureka's Betty Chinn receives Presidential Citizens Medal". Eureka Times-Standard.
- Greenson, Thadeus. "Betty's passion: Local philanthropist's improbable journey takes leap forward". Eureka Times-Standard. Retrieved 19 November 2013.