2020/21 Community Champion Sponsors
2020/21 Community Champion Award Winners
Treva Wood Community Activist - Presented to an individual who has dedicated themselves to fight for the empowerment of the low-income members of our community. This individual works tirelessly for the rights and the opportunities for success of each individual.
2020/21 Recipient: Kelly Walters
David Mathis ~ Steve Darman ~ John Furman ~ Rev. Maritza Perez ~ Catherine Bullwinkle ~ Lucille Soldato ~ Rev. Dr. Maria Scates ~ Jawwaad Rasheed ~
Ray Lenarcic ~ Dr. Charles Burns, DDS ~ Matt Miller ~ Harry Bilton ~ Rose White ~ Warren Molo ~ Herbert Thorpe
Community Builder - This award is given to a business or group that has contributed unselfishly to the betterment of our community. This business/group is involved in the local community and committed to making a difference.
2020/21 Recipients: Daniel & Jaime Mendez, Franco's Pizza Ilion;
Jeremy & Amy Aceto, Franco's Pizza North Utica
Dr. Joanne Joseph & Dr. Veronica Tichenor, SUNY Polytechnic Institute ~ St. John the Evangelist Church, Fr. Kevin Bunger & Dick Vetere ~
UPD: Adopt a Police Officer Program ~ Timothy Seymour ~ Delores Caruso ~ Thomas Revels ~ Mohawk Valley EDGE ~ Dennis Surace ~ Stephen Zogby ~
NYS Troop D Zone 1 ~ Kathleen Rinaldo ~ Craig Grant ~ Laura Vieira-Suarez ~ Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties
Community Visionary - This award is given to an individual who has contributed unselfishly to the betterment of our community as a whole, and works toward the goal of ending poverty in our community.
2020/21 Recipients: Edward & Otha Jackson
Bill Phillips ~ Alicia Mroz ~ Teoka Muhammad ~ Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi ~ Alice J. Savino ~ The Hon. Anthony Picente ~ Rocco Arcuri ~
Dr. Randall VanWagoner ~ Craig Minor ~ RoAnn Destito ~ Rev. Philip Hearn ~ Jacquiline Schmidt ~ Rev. Bruce Webster
Community Achiever Award - Presented to a family or individual who has overcome poverty to become an active member of the community. This family/individual has met their challenges with confidence, sought guidance and support, and is now actively creating a better life for their family and giving back to their community.
2020/21 Recipients: Shi'Ayla Watson; Tekia Williams
Frances Davis ~ Jessica Mosca ~ Henrietta Osew ~ Sefija Kajtezovic ~ Wah Wah Moses
Community Ambassador Award - Presented to an individual, group or business that has worked proactively to create a community of inclusivity and equity for all individuals.
2020/21 Recipient: Venice Ervin