Time for Change Foundation to honor Dawn Downs with Businesswoman of the Year Award

Dawn Downs

March 14, 2024 – California – Time for Change Foundation’s (TFCF) 22nd Annual Awards Gala will honor outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond for our communities and continue to make a difference in the lives of others.

Dawn Downs is a beacon of humility and compassion, quietly making an indelible impact in the healthcare field. Behind her unassuming demeanor lies a wealth of achievements and a profound commitment to the well-being of others.

Armed with multiple degrees, including Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dawn’s expertise is matched only by her unwavering dedication. Her exemplary service has earned her accolades such as the Spirit of Caring award from Sharp and the Guardian Angel award, testament to her exceptional contributions to the field.

Dawn is also a successful entrepreneur, overseeing operations at several healthcare companies, including Symbiosis Ambulance, Symbiosis Urgent Care, and Care Ambulance. Facing her own medical challenges, Dawn navigated a labyrinth of misdiagnoses before advocating for her own health and discovering a rare genetic heart disorder. This deeply personal experience ignited her passion for patient advocacy and instilled in her a fierce determination to ensure that no patient’s concerns go unheard.

Dawn’s story is a testament to resilience and the transformative power of empathy. Her own struggles have fueled her unwavering commitment to providing compassionate care to all those she serves. As she continues her journey, Dawn’s legacy of compassion and dedication will undoubtedly continue to inspire those around her.

“For Dawn, true success is measured not in accolades or titles, but in the lives she has touched and the difference she has made in the lives of her patients,” says Mrs. Kim Carter-Tillman, Ambassador at the Time for Change Foundation.

Other Award Honorees include:

Bobby Wagner, football player of the NFL, with the Philanthropist of the Year Award; Laurena Bolden at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians with the Community Champion Award; Dr. Rita (Faridah) Ali from We 2 Matter with the Humanitarian Award; Rev. George Lamb at F.A.C.C.T with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Kellie Todd Griffin at CA Black Women’s Collective with the Michelle Obama Courage Award; Pastor Craig Hadley from Paradox Church with the Nancy Varner Angel Award; and Rialto ROTC with the Ramos Family Spirit of Compassion Award.

Time for Change Foundation’s 22nd Annual Awards Gala will be held on Friday, April 19th, 2024, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, California at 6:00 p.m. PST. To support the work of Time for Change Foundation, you can become a sponsor, purchase an ad in the event program book, or purchase a Gala ticket.

To register for the event or to become a sponsor and increase your business’s visibility in the community, please visit the 22nd Anniversary Gala Event page, or contact Florence White at (909) 886-2994 or by email at fwhite@timeforchangefoundation.org.


Time for Change Foundation empowers disenfranchised, low-income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. We accept all forms of donations. To see how you can help make a difference visit us on the web at www.TimeForChangeFoundation.org.

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