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Sun West Mortgage Company Among Awards Nominees at This Year’s National Philanthropy Day

Sun West Mortgage Company Among Awards Nominees at This Year’s National Philanthropy Day

BUENA PARK, Calif. – November 17, 2022 – (

Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc is nominated for an award at this year’s National Philanthropy Day 2022 for its outstanding effort, commitment, and support for The Autism Community in Action (TACA). Sun West will be recognized at this year’s event, held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the City National Grove of Anaheim, Orange County. 

Sun West is nominated for the ‘Outstanding Large Corporation or Business’ award, which recognizes a business that has created a culture of philanthropy within their organization and has actively demonstrated their commitment to improving their community.

For the past 10 years, Sun West has been dedicated to providing free education, support and hope to families living with autism. Through their efforts, Sun West has been able to provide life-changing resources to more than 50,000 TACA families and help rebuild community post-pandemic challenges.

Sun West is a family-owned, family-first business – they know and truly understand the struggles that families face while buying a home. Sun West is on a mission to help families feel that they genuinely have a lender that understands their financial struggles and is there to guide them. Having a child with a disability is stressful enough and as a lender, Sun West hopes to lessen their stress and help them find their dream home. They put this into action by providing free financial education and resources to TACA families across the country. 

“As parents, we all strive to ensure our children a brighter future. TACA provides this to families living with autism all across the country and we are proud to support them in their mission,” said Pavan Agarwal, CEO of Sun West Mortgage Company Inc.

Lisa Ackerman, Executive Director of TACA, expressed, “Sun West Mortgage has an incredible commitment to families living with autism. We are grateful for their autism hero award, which has allowed TACA to re-rollout back into the community post-pandemic. In addition, TACA has been able to invest into adult programming, expanding our virtual efforts, and our national autism conference. We are grateful for their ongoing support.”

With a dedicated panel of community leaders, National Philanthropy Day 2022 is set to be a special day not just for Sun West but for all to pay tribute to those that make others’ lives, communities and the wider world a better place. The annual event has celebrated generosity in Orange County since President Reagan proclaimed Nov. 15 as National Philanthropy Day in 1986. 

For more information on National Philanthropy Day and the award ceremony, please visit And to find out more information and how to support TACA, please visit

About Sun West Mortgage Company (NMLS ID 3277):

At Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc., we dedicate ourselves to offering an amazing experience to our customers. To accomplish this, we empower our loan officers so that they can find great rates and provide the most fitting loan options for each customer – at amazing speed. Our focus on technology has given us an edge in the mortgage industry to offer exceptional turn times so that customers can get into the home of their dreams sooner!

We are committed to our core values of people, experience, technology, and product. Sun West was founded in 1980 with the perspective of “customers first” and the desire to make the mortgage process easy and stress-free for prospective homeowners. Since then, Sun West has been servicing a multi-billion-dollar loan portfolio and is licensed in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Our 42 years of experience has been passed down to everyone here at Sun West through excellent leadership and capabilities.

For licensing information, go to: Visit for the full list of license information. Please refer to to view Texas Complaint Notice and Servicing Disclosure. In all jurisdictions, the principal (main) licensed location of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. is 6131 Orangethorpe Avenue, Suite 500, Buena Park, CA 90620, Phone: (800) 453-7884.

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Katherine Rundell’s Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne Wins the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022

Katherine Rundell’s Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne Wins the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022
Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell

LONDON – November 17, 2022 – (

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell has been named winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022. The winner was announced by Chair of Judges Caroline Sanderson at a ceremony hosted at the Science Museum and generously supported by The Blavatnik Family Foundation. The announcement was streamed to readers around the world via the Baillie Gifford Prize social media channels.

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne gives readers a window into the little-known myriad lives the poet John Donne lived. He was a scholar of law, a maritime adventurer, an MP, a priest, the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral – and perhaps the greatest love poet in the history of the English language. Standout scholar Katherine Rundell shows readers the many sides of his life, his obsessions, his blazing words, and his tempestuous Elizabethan times – unveiling Donne as the most remarkable mind and as a lesson in living. 

Katherine Rundell is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she works on Renaissance literature. Her bestselling books for children have been translated into more than 30 languages and have won multiple awards. Rundell is also the author of a book for adults, Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise. She has written for, among others, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Review of Books and The New York Times, largely about books, though sometimes about animals, night climbing and tightrope walking.

The Baillie Gifford Prize aims to recognise and reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. As the winner, Rundell will receive £50,000 along with the £1,000 given to each of the shortlisted authors. Last year’s winner was Patrick Radden Keefe for Empire of Pain, which became a Sunday Times bestseller.

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne was chosen by this year’s judging panel: writer and Associate Editor of The Bookseller, Caroline Sanderson (chair); writer and science journalist, Laura Spinney; critic and writer for The Observer, Rachel Cooke; BBC journalist and presenter, Clive Myrie; author and New Yorker writer, Samanth Subramanian; and critic and broadcaster, Georgina Godwin. Their selection was made from 362 books published between 1 Nov. 2021 and 31 Oct. 2022. 

The other titles on this year’s shortlist were:

Author / translator (Nationality)


Title (Imprint)
Caroline Elkins (American)

Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire (The Bodley Head, Vintage, Penguin Random House UK)


Jonathan Freedland (British)


The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World (John Murray Press, Hachette)


Sally Hayden (Irish)

My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route (4th Estate, HarperCollins)


Anna Keay (British)

The Restless Republic: Britain Without a Crown (William Collins, Harper Collins)


Polly Morland (British)

A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor’s Story (Picador, Pan Macmillan)


READ SMART, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction’s podcast, will release an episode devoted to the winner of the 2022 award, hosted by Razia Iqbal and featuring Katherine Rundell. It will be available on Thursday, 24 Nov.


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Images of the winning author and book are available to download here.

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Lethal Slime plans to become a major influence in the Seattle Hip-Hop industry

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Open English Continues Board Expansion with Addition of HR Veteran, Brian ‘Skip’ Schipper

Executive with over 20 years of experience leading human resources at Yext, Twitter, Groupon and Cisco Systems joins other industry titans on Open English board.

Open English Continues Board Expansion with Addition of HR Veteran, Brian ‘Skip’ Schipper
Brian \”Skip\” Schipper

Open English\u00b4s most recent board member

MIAMI – November 17, 2022 – (

Open English, the leading English-learning platform in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, today announced the board appointment of Brian “Skip” Schipper, executive vice president (EVP) and chief people officer of Yext, Inc. and former Human Resources (HR) lead for Twitter, Groupon and Cisco Systems. This announcement follows the addition of three board members in May, emphasizing Open English’s continued growth and commitment to student success.

“Open English has proven that it has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities for professional and personal growth through language fluency,” said Schipper. “As a member of their board, I will have the opportunity to apply my expertise in corporate governance and compensation practices to aid in Open English’s continued growth and bring them one step closer to making English-learning accessible to all.” 

With a storied career spanning nearly 40 years, Brian Schipper is an HR executive who’s held senior leadership roles at publicly traded companies like Twitter, Groupon, Microsoft and PepsiCo. As the EVP and chief people officer at Yext, Inc., Schipper supports the growth, scaling and international footprint of the company by developing thoughtful people and organization strategies. In this role, Schipper has successfully established Yext as a well-regarded company for career development, inclusion and employee engagement. His work has led to a bevy of acknowledgments, with Yext named the best company to work for in New York by Fortune and the Great Places to Work Institute in 2017, in addition to ranking fourth on Fortune’s 30 Best Places to Work in Tech that same year.

In 2021, Schipper was elected to the board of 1stdibs where he serves as the compensation committee chairperson. In 2019, Brian was appointed board chair of DHI Group, Inc., where he sits as their longest-serving board member. He formerly chaired DHI Group’s compensation committee and currently chairs their nominating and governance committee.

“Adding Brian Schipper to our board of directors is yet another exciting and important milestone for Open English,” commented Andrés Moreno, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO) of Open English. “With his years of HR expertise in the technology sector and a proven track record of growing global teams, Brian will maximize our company’s potential and serve as an invaluable member of our board, helping us reach new heights.”

To learn more about Open English, please visit

About Open English

Open English is the leading English-learning platform in the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets, providing live, online instruction to 1.5 million students that have enrolled to date. The company is disrupting the brick-and-mortar language-learning market with a proprietary technology platform that offers unlimited, 24/7 access to live classes with native-speaking teachers. Open English offers customized learning solutions for businesses (Open English for Business), children (Open English Junior), and digital skills development (NextU). Open English has also expanded its business with Open Mundo, a new online language learning platform that offers French, Italian and Portuguese live classes. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices in Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Bangalore and São Paulo. To learn more about Open English, visit

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