In February 2016 the Conejo Compassion Coalition CEO received a Lifetime Service Award signed by President Barack Obama.  The award was presented by Charles and Karol Nangosia at the organization's 10th Anniversary Gala.  The award was accompanied by a letter from the President which read in part:

"In my Inaugural Address I stated that we need a new era of responsibility- a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our Nation and the world.  These are duties that we do not grudgingly accept, but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit than giving our all to a difficult task.  Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise."

...Thank you for your devotion to service and doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.

Signed, Barack Obama