From Volunteer New York: On the evening of February 15, 2017 over 50 business leaders & associates from companies that support Volunteer New York! throughout the year gathered for a celebratory networking reception. The event was hosted by TD Bank in Rye, NY. “Our community thrives because we have so many companies, both large and small, who want strong volunteer employee programs built into their corporate culture and whose leaders wear the Volunteer Hat every day,” said Volunteer New York! Executive Director, Alisa H. Kesten. “Volunteer New York! is celebrating its 67th birthday tonight by throwing a party to encourage our business supporters to get to know each other better, network, and recognize the value of working together and doing business with those who support volunteerism in our community.”
Last year Volunteer New York! created 2,100 volunteer opportunities for employees of local businesses as part of planned days of service. And local corporate employee volunteers served over 5,982 hours of service collectively. More than 50 companies participated in the organization’s #GivingTuesday campaign, sponsored by The Journal News. And many more significantly support the Volunteer Spirit Awards (volunteernewyork.org/awards), the region’s largest recognition event for volunteerism, or other specific program initiatives of Volunteer New York!. Photos by Paul Schneiderman.
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Names and Affiliations:
01 L-R Lisa Stewart – The Journal News and lohud; Felix Tapia, Robison Oil
02 L-R Haina Just-Michael, JustMediaGroup, Inc; Brittany Croci, PCSB Bank
03 L-R Monique Haygood, The Journal News and Lohud; Joanne Taylor, Senior Helpers and Volunteer New York! Board Member
04 L-R Sarp Kayalar, IBM; Lucas Zhengh, IBM
05 L-R Jane Solnick, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc; Adam Kintish, TD Bank
06 L-R Kristin Turco, PepsiCo; Ellen Wilkinson, Balancing Life’s Issues
07 L-R Ed Forbes, The Journal News and lohud; George Troyano, The Journal News and lohud; Traci Bauer, The Journal New and lohud, Volunteer New York! Board Member
08 L-R Sonia Montano, Montano Wood Care Corp; Jalissa Alvarez, Montano Wood Care Corp; Hazel Anchia, Montano Wood Care Corp
09 L-R Michael Welling, Cyber Security Group, Meridian Risk Management, Volunteer New York! Board Member; Marissa Weidner, Sterling National Bank
11 L-R Joseph Solimine Jr., Meridian Risk Management; Jeannine Foxx, Meridian Risk Management; Cindy Ostsrager, Clarfeld Financial Services; Markham F. Rollins III, Brown and Brown of NY, Inc.
12 L-R Ted Kesten, Scent 2 Market; Lisa Pine, Axis Promotions
13 L-R Joseph Ali, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP and Volunteer New York! Board Member; Alisa Kesten, Executive Director, Volunteer New York!; Rob Cordero, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP
14 L-R Dave Ritacco, PCSB Bank; Jeanette Gisbert, Deputy Executive Director, Volunteer New York!
Photos courtesy of Volunteer New York!
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