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Nearly 400 Volunteers Honored For 2015's Presidential Service Award

New York Cares Volunteer Appreciate Cute Kids Presidential Service Award
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
This year 388 caring New Yorkers each devoted more than 100 hours of community service through our volunteer programs. We have the honor of recognizing these individuals with the Presidential Service Award later this week. 

We're thrilled that so many of our volunteers each year dedicate their time serve in nonprofits, schools, and agencies. Their commitment to providing tutoring in public schools, beautifying community gardens, and serving warm meals to the homeless improves the quality of life for New York City residents every day. 

Also, this year, a select group of volunteers who have completed 1000+ hours of service have been invited to attend the Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony. The volunteers who have been honored are:

 
  • Jun Saito
  • John Robertson
  • Sanam Nowrouzzadeh
  • Lucy Hwang


Browse the list below for friends, team leaders, and even yourself. And next time you see one of this year's honorees, make sure to give them a big New York Cares thank you. 

Gold Award (500+ hours)

Vanessa Bean
Akeem Bonaparte
LeNora Carter
Kwacey Coggins
Charity Diaz
Molly Dieterich
Sherell Farmer
Jared Friedland
Barbara Gao
Rhonda Gomez
Lois Halber
Nazmul Hasan
Lucy Hwang
Rebecca Jong
Adriana Kalapodas
Muthu Kuttaiyan
Shavone LaMarr
Winnie Lin
Maria Lippman
Julia Masi
Maria Miller
Jeremy Mintz
Maria Negroni
Sanam Nowrouzzadeh
Yann Richoz
Anthony Roberts
Jun Saito
Kevin Shapiro
Dieu Tran
David Warmin
Joseph Williger
Jim Wong
Eri Yamaguchi
Fritz Yuwono

Silver Award (250- 499 hours)

Mary Pat Archer
Ann Bartyzel
Theresa Benedetti
Anneke Berken
Perl Cadawan
David Camacho
Tony Christiano
Vuong Chung
Yancy Coby
Vanessa Corlette
Rose Darline Darbouze
Ann Darmstaetter
Vijay Deo-Singh
Selma Erey
Rafael Familia
Jerrett Foreman
Will Galmot
Mark Hermann
Adélaïde Jomier
Lahiru Kannangara
Susan Kantrowitz
Lois Katz
Neil Kitainik
Bradley Kurkowski
Diane Langton
Andrew Lippman
Nicole Lonardo
Jean-Damien Lury
Richard Mackler
Dorit Marrom
Kristen Martin
Alex Mau
Luis Melendez
Edster Mojica
Steve Murphy
Jerry Muzsik
Nnamdi Nwoha
Manami Okada
Sylvia Pereli
Gennie Perez
Brian Polhill
Claudia Prokopczuk
Carol Putnam
Omari Rose
Elianny Salcedo
Kathryn Sallnow
Joyce Saltalamachia
Sally Ann Schneider
Stella Sembach
Lori Spiegel
Kristine Sugrim
Jeanne Tong
Thuy Tran
James Tucker
Anthony Villalon
Kathy Wang
C.L. Weatherstone
Johanna Weber
Denny Wong
Sandeep Yadav

Bronze Award (100-249 hours)

Cherie Acierno
Katharine Adams
Daniel Agwu
Sayaka Aiba
Prajwal Alavandi
Glenn Alcott
Dennis Alex
Keon Alexander
Steven Alihonou
Jesus Andaluz
Edward Anderson
Omair Anjum
Stephen Arrendell
Andrew Ashwell
Syed Aziz
Wendy Bachman
Jeisson Baez
Elizabeth Bailyn
Connie Ball
Che Banjoko
Joshua Banschick
Jennelle Baptiste
Patricia Barrett
Raymond Berardi
Mary Bernet
Shanthi Bhadriah
Kriti Bhat
Linda Blacken
David Blech
Elaine Bolick
Carson Bone
Catherine Bone
t David Boudreau
Felicia Bownoth
Kate Bradleyfulco
Mary Ann D. Brairton
Corinne Brenner
Nikia Brown
Julien Brun
Danesha Bryan
David Buckel
Sabrina Sabriye Caferoglu
Lion Calandra
John Campanelli
Dalicy Caraballo
Charles Casale
Aida Castillo
Jessica Castro
Jennifer Castro
Danielle Cauthen
Diego Cavalcanti
John Celso
Simon Chan
Tom Chang
Quincy Charles
Hsin-Yi Chen
Regina Chen
Boyang Chen
Minli Chen
Katharine Chen
Lijie Chen
Trix Cheung
Samantha Cogdell
Jessica Compton
Michael Concepcion
Carita P. Conyers
Ricardo Cooke
Velma Coppin
Nicolas Coudray
Fiona Cousins
Wycliff Coward
Alison Curry
Tatiana Davydova
Johnny de la Rosa
Florence Dixon
Clare Donovan
Thinley Dorjee
Rita Doswell
Sheena Doughty
Vernesta Dovil
Jabari Dozier
Bodi Du
Christoph Duerrbeck
Genesis Duran
Nicole Eastzer
Latoya Edwards
Peter Eid
Jacob Eliosoff
May Eng
Laura Epstein
Craig Erickson
Daren Esposito
Jennifer Feng
Ferry Ferdianto
Brian Francis
Christopher Gadison
Joseph Gahtan
Michael Gamber
Ira Gardner
Pascale Geffrard
Janet Gershengorn
C Gibbs
Tim Gibson
Johanna Goldberg
Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin
Jonathan Golden
Kimberlee Gonzalez
Phyllis Goodfriend
Aline Goued
Anne Gough
Rodolfo Gracia
Stéphanie Graveron
Aisha Greene
Toby Greenfield
Paul Grenon
Keith Guo
Anietra Guzman
Sam Hahn
Earl Harmon
Kirsten Hartil
Tanya Harvey
Danielle Haub-Richmond
Rachel Helmick
Louise Hernandez
Jonah Herren-Lock
Robert Ho
Geralda Holder
Siarra Hyland
Jonathan Hyman
Sammantha Irizarry
Chiaki Isogai
Alana Jacques
Latesha Jeanty
Christina Jenks
Yvonne Jones
Clifford Joseph
John Kaiser
Tamiko Kamara
Sacha Kanjee-Friedman
Neha Kataruka
Kozue Kawahara
Peter Kim
Perry Kobliner
Simon Koppel
Anna Kowalewska
Kevin Krautscheid
Karl Kreimer
Lawrence Ksiez
Madhu Kumar
Yuriy Kuzyk
Jongmin Kwon
Junyoung Kwon
Marissa Lafontant
Chhentse Lama
Kelly Larson
Brittany Lashley
Serena Law
Anthony Lawrence
Gina Lee
Kevin Lee
Nicole Lehman
Beth Lehmann
David Lempert
Lloyd Lerner
Arvid Letzen
Philip Leung
Luke Li
Michael Little
Larry Liu
Debbra Liverman
Summer Long
Arby Lugue
Joan Lunoe
Scott Lyons
Juliette Lyons-Thomas
Melissa Machuca
Ki Lee Mak
Paul Marinos
Meredith Marshall
Mayra Martinez
Raj Mathew
Reginald Mathis
Kathleen McCarthy
Jeanne Meyer
Hayley Miller
Rachel Minkoff
Sangita Modi
Zuha Mohiuddin
Angelina Montez
Ami Nahshon
Rajika Nakkawita
Siobhan Neitzel
Roger Newell
Michael Ng
Angel Nieves
Caitlin O'Toole
Terrell Odom
Modupe Olaye
May Orleung
Anthony Padgett
Jeffrey Pagliaro
Sonia Patel
Stacy Phillips
Orapin Phrommoosik
Phara Policar
Hilary Popp
Cheryl Providence
Alison Pryor
Debra Putzer
Yan Qi
Sage Rahm
Jane Rainone
Parvatie Ramdeo
Sarada Ravinuthala
Nick Rider
Emma Rivera
Cynthia Ross
Kelsey Rowe
Linda Rudolph
Beverly Ruff
Adam Sachs
Nikita Sarkar
Regina Scarbrough
Marjorie Scholnick
Meril Schulman
Michele Schwarzbach
James Scott
Matthew Seifman
Ann Seligman
Jennifer Sereda
Dorota Serwatka
Mohamed Sattaur Shakur
Ann Shalof
Sandra Siegel
Josh Silverstein
Daniel Simms
Brijraj Singh
Cristin Sinnott
Darcy Sledge
Tammir Smith
Marién Solesio
Sharon Sonnenschein
Arthur Sorensen
Djenabou Sow
Terry Splain
Rachel Stephens
Ellen Stines
Leah Stoffel
Monika Strojna
Warren Suffridge
Virginie Tadja
Niki Tagliapietra
David Tang
Kim Tateo
Collin Tebo
Tenzin Thinlley
Chris Thornton
Leah Todd
Beverly Torres
Diara Townes
Judy Truong
Peony Tse
Saori Ueda
Ikumi Ueta
Anita Ulrich-Nigg
Julie Vallely
Katie Van Tol
Gloria Vargas
Ray von Dohren
Karishma Vyas
Brian Waite
Rodney Walker
Madeleine Wallace
Gilly Walton
Marilyn Wang
Joel Ward
Daniel Wells
Monica White
Tracey Wilson
Christina Wilson
Katherine Withers
Lori Wolenski
Jaime Wong
Ngai Wing Ashley Wong
Jessica Wright
Crissy Wu
Zebing Wu
Amy Yam
Zhiyong Yang
Tina Young
Yuliya Young
Danny Zheng