Volunteer New York! announced today that its premiere annual benefit, the Volunteer Spirit Awards, the largest volunteer recognition event in our region, will this year become an interactive digitally-streamed event on Tuesday, April 7 at 12:00 P.M. EST via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and volunteernewyork.org/awards. The 600-person Volunteer Spirit Awards breakfast was cancelled at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The virtual Volunteer Spirit Awards experience will honor 6 outstanding Hudson Valley residents who generously donate their time to local nonprofit organizations as they are presented with their respective awards for outstanding volunteer efforts, and this year’s recipient of the Legacy Award.
EDUCATION & LITERACY AWARD: Amy Tietz (New Rochelle resident) for her work with Friends of New Rochelle Public Library.
GOING GREEN AWARD: Gale Pisha (Nanuet resident) for her work with Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Group.
QUALITY OF LIFE AWARD: Ana Yee (White Plains resident) for her work with Gilda’s Club Westchester and White Plains Youth Bureau.
SOCIAL ADVOCACY AWARD: Hector Rodriguez (Yonkers resident) for his work with Rising Ground.
TRANSFORMATION AWARD: Duke Searles (Peekskill resident) for his work with the Montrose VA Food Pantry.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD: Abe Baker-Butler (Rye Brook resident) for his work with Students Against Nicotine and Westchester County Youth Board.
LEGACY AWARD: The broadcast’s finale will spotlight Volunteer New York!’s 2020 Legacy Award presentation to the Gallin Family on behalf of VNY!’s Board of Directors, for their incredible shared passion for giving back to our community through Stars for Cars and Volunteer New York!, among countless other local organizations.
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https://www.volunteernewyork.org/VVC – Live Streaming of Volunteer New York’s 40th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards on April 7 at noon