Doctors awarded for bettering the community

First picture: Award-winner Tipu V. Khan, M.D. Second picture: From left to right: Bank of America Community Impact Manager Michael Dotson, Bank of America Market Development Manager Christi Gordon, award-winner Darren Pen and Bank of America Washington state President Peter Joers.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced two Puget Sound area nonprofits, five community leaders and five local high school students as recipients of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Neighborhood Builder award. The winners were given their awards Oct. 30 at a ceremony at McCaw Hall for their ongoing efforts in bettering the Puget Sound community.

Local Asian American heroes include Tipu V. Khan, M.D., from Seattle and Darren Pen from Tacoma.

Khan donated his award money to the Al-Shifa Clinic and Pen donated his to the Safe Streets Campaign.

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