Ed Klopfenstein

Klopfenstein_Ed.OC Human RelationsHonoree: Ed Klopfenstein

Honored by: OC Human Relations

Cause Area: Human & Family Services

Ed Klopfenstein is a volunteer mediator with OC Human Relations’ Dispute Resolution Program.  He took our Basic Mediation Training back in July 2012.  Through our Dispute Resolution Program, we provide mediation and conciliation services at our home office in Santa Ana, CA as well as at the courts to members of the community and litigants who are dealing with various types of cases including but not limited to neighbor/neighbor, landlord/tenant, consumer/merchant, and roommate/roommate.  Ed has been an invaluable resource by assisting us with our court mediations.  He has mediated numerous Small Claims and Civil Harassment cases, totaling over 800 in all.  In addition, by taking our many Advanced Mediation Trainings, Ed has furthered his volunteer contributions to our program and the community by mediating many of these topic-specific matters in court.Klopfenstein_Ed.OC Human Relations2

In 2014, Ed was honored as a DRPA Sherpa for his exceptional contributions during 2013 as a volunteer mediator in our court mediation programs.  This recognition is awarded annually by the Orange County Superior Court only to six volunteer mediators who, in a given year, have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide extraordinary service to our court litigants through mediation services.

A brief sample of the many wonderful comments by the litigants who have benefitted from Ed’s mediation services are as follows:
ED WAS GREAT! I WOULD USE HIM AGAIN.

ED WAS VERY CORDIAL AND FRIENDLY.  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

ED WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND DETAILED WITH INFO REGARDING MEDIATION

ED DID A WONDERFUL JOB.  HE NEEDS A RAISE.  GREAT MEDIATION SKILLS.  THAN YOU, ED!

Ed was awesome! =)

OUR MEDIATOR, ED, WAS VERY PLEASANT TO WORK WITH AND APPRECIATE HOW COMFORTABLE HE MADE ME FEEL THROUGH THIS MEDIATION.

ED IS AN EXCELLENT MEDIATOR.  GREAT SKILLS HE HAS MEDIATING.  THANKS, ED.

Ed is a caring, charismatic and highly committed volunteer who has provided in excess of 2,000 hours of volunteer service (a current top record) as a volunteer mediator since joining our organization helping us expand the reach of our services and aiding in the pursuit of making our communities safer by assisting people to resolve conflict in a positive way.  He has also been putting those skills to work in his personal life by helping his neighbors and friends.

As a retired professional, Ed has dedicated his available time, which he could have chosen to spend more leisurely, to come to our court mediation program at the North Justice Center, in Fullerton, to help us mediate cases in order to give back to the community, and this, in our view, exemplifies the spirit of those who truly make a difference in our society, and he has.  It is our honor to nominate Ed for this special recognition.

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Author: spiritofvolunteerism

OneOC's Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is Orange County's largest and longest running volunteer recognition program, with 1,100 community members filling the Disneyland Hotel's Grand Ballroom every year to celebrate volunteerism.

13 thoughts on “Ed Klopfenstein”

  1. WOW! Ed, what a gift you have given to our community–over 2,000 hours of mediating some of the most challenging issues that people face. We are grateful to you for your leadership and service. Thank you for going above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of people, especially when they need it the most!

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  2. Ed- thank you for your commitment and dedication to serving the people of Orange County and for your support of the work we do here at OC Human Relations. THANK YOU!!

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  3. Ed, thank you for being the calm and steady voice in what can sometimes be a turbulent situation! Your words and actions have inspired many to choose the route of peace and conversation, thank you for making Orange County a better place! Congratulations, you deserve to be honored for this extraordinary work.

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  4. When I was just getting started as a volunteer mediator back in 2014 you were there as a mentor and as a friend. You were immediately very welcoming and I learned a lot from you. Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done and continue to do!

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  5. Ed is an unassuming man who cares about others, and is willing to act on that caring. As a non-profit so much of what we do is dependent on volunteers. Ed is not just a drop in and work for a day guy, he is the kind of dedicated professional who gives of himself every week for years on end. Everyday as a mediator he helps people navigate their own lives. Ed is a blessing.

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  6. Ed,

    Thank you for untiring dedication to human relations work. Your impact in our community will continue to echo through time. Congratulations on receiving this much-deserved recognition.

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  7. Congratulations, Ed! Thanks for all that you do to help the people of Orange County resolve their conflict in a positive way.

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  8. Ed,
    Thank you for the many years of your professional support in our office and courts. I can’t thank you enough for your unconditional support to OC Human Relations.

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  9. Thanks for your dedication to providing court litigants with better outcomes in their court cases. You have had a huge impact on so many lives through your countless hours of volunteering. We are so lucky to have you!

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  10. Ed, thanks so much for your tireless commitment to the citizens of Orange County and the work of OC Human Relations. The gift of your time and energy are greatly appreciated.

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  11. Ed –
    What an amazing gift of time and compassion you have given to our organization and the many people of Orange County. Thank you for being an inspiration and guide in how to positively resolve conflicts.

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