February 5, 2016, 8:21 am | Author: Bob Block
As Community Chest continues to plan exciting events and fund raising activities for 2016 there is always time to reflect on the successes of the past and recognize fine achievements. On Monday evening, February 1st, at their annual public meeting Community Chest celebrated extraordinary acts of volunteerism and citizenship with the following awards:
Joel Block, Executive Director of the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC was presented the 2015 Joseph M. Sokol Memorial Award by Craig Spatz and NYS Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and accomplishment by a professional leader of a local non-profit.
Howard Bodner of the Party Source was awarded the 2015 Community Service Award in grateful recognition of his contributions and dedication to our community.
Ray Mohler Jr. received the 2015 Future Leaders Award for his outstanding work with his own Little St. Nick's Foundation which supports children with toys, cheer and good will during emergency room visits and hospital stays.
Raquel Israel was the proud recipient of the 2015 Five Towns Community Chest Board of Directors Leadership Award. Her work as campaign chair, Neighbors in Need committee and as the chair of the annual Neighbors in Need dinner earned her this honorable recognition.
Another highlight of the evening was the welcoming of two new board members, Amy Epstein and Michelle Schornstein. We welcome their new voices and input as we move forward with a fresh perspective and progressive ideas for our future.
Congratulations to the award winners and to the Community Chest board for taking the Oath of Office and for dedicating their time for the betterment of community.