The SCORE Foundation Honors Patty DeDominic with Herbert M. Ausderau Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropy

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Foundation presents the Herbert M. Ausderau Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropy to Patty DeDominic of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Calif. DeDominic, newly elected board chair of The SCORE Foundation, accepted the award at The SCORE Foundation’s Evening of Vision dinner in Washington, D.C.

DeDominic is honored by the foundation for her philanthropic support of the foundation and its mission to support SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” The Herbert M. Ausderau Award is named for longtime counselor, national board director and dedicated SCORE Association volunteer Herbert “Herb” M. Ausderau. As the second major, planned gift donor to The SCORE Foundation, Ausderau’s bequest helped establish the foundation. Ausderau’s individual philanthropy inspired this award. He dedicated his volunteer service to the American dream of small business ownership through the SCORE Association.

DeDominic is a tireless advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. She and her firm, the PDQ Careers Group, have been recognized nationally by Congress, Governors, and labor and business organizations for outstanding contributions to business and employment issues. She has led global teams on small business development, including the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

Ken Yancey, executive director of The SCORE Foundation, says, "Patty DeDominic’s career has been focused on supporting economic self-reliance and the dream of small business success." Yancey adds, "Her personal philanthropic support of The SCORE Foundation and many charities serve as an inspiration to all of us at SCORE.”

DeDominic is a former board chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served as president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is president emeritus of the Los Angeles Chapter of NAWBO. She’s served on the board of the California State Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she is a board director for the SCORE Association.

The SCORE Foundation was formed in 2001. The SCORE Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, public charity dedicated to ensuring a lasting legacy of business counseling and training for successful American small businesses by supporting the SCORE Association (www.score.org) and its volunteer corps.