Cheers West Edition


The Colleagues Helpers in Philanthropic Service, better known as The CHIPS, honored Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Phil Tingirides and his wife, Police Lt. Emada Tingirides, at the annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Presentation at the Beverly Hills Hotel on May 11.

The Tingirideses received the Philanthropic Service Award for their efforts in the formation of the Community Safety Partnership in Watts.

“It means so much to me to be able to have an impact in the community that I grew up in,” Emada Tingirides said.

“We share one city and it’s essential that we keep every part of it healthy,” her husband said. “From the LAPD and the communities of South Los Angeles, I want to thank you for supporting our work.”

Proceeds from the CHIPS luncheon benefitted Children’s Institute Inc. in support of its mission to help thousands of children who have been victims of family or community violence, abuse or neglect in some of the city’s most challenged communities.

Elliot Hinds

Elliot Hinds, a partner in the legal firm Crowell & Moring LLP, has been appointed to the Constitutional Rights Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation seeks to instill a deeper understanding of citizenship among young people through values expressed in the Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in society.

Hinds also serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Urban League. He received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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