Honoree: Rob Engel
Honored by: Acacia Adult Day Services
Cause Area: Healthcare
In 2010, Acacia was seeking volunteers for our major fundraising event. Enter Mr. Rob Engel. We were about to learn what a rewarding move that would prove to be and just how exceptional is the Bolsa Grande High School Business Teacher, ASB Advisor, and Men’s League Advisor. Rob Engel sponsors a group of dedicated young men. These men give of their personal time and energy to serve their school and community while cultivating values to becoming leaders and examples to their peers. Mr. Engel was approached to start the club by his administration back in 2000. His vision was community service, community service, and community service. Under Rob’s guidance, his Men’s League has established a distinguished history with outside organizations, doing repeat services year after year. To date, Rob has overseen sixteen events for Acacia, totaling 400 hours. He is present at every event, working alongside his Men. He has organized a group of hard working, well-rounded young men who make a positive impact whatever they do and wherever they go. Rob manages leadership training and holds his members highly accountable for their actions or lack thereof. In his words “Truth be told, we get way more out of volunteering than the people or groups we volunteer for.” Rob’s professionalism is a testament to his motto.