Volunteer New York! Invites you to the 39th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Presented By Regeneron on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Tarrytown, New York
Save the Date: 40th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards
Friday, April 3, 2020
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Annual Benefit To Celebrate & Support Local Volunteerism
Friday, April 5, 2019 
Breakfast Benefit & Awards: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Networking Reception: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Westchester Marriott, 670 White Plains Road,
Tarrytown, NY


Volunteers Are Important
We value volunteers because they are important. Volunteers have the power to transform both our community and individual lives. Watch above to see just a glimpse of the joy and impact that comes from service.
Joining us at the 2019 Volunteer Spirit Awards on Friday, April 5 is one of the best ways you can support local volunteerism. This special breakfast event is our one-and-only benefit of the year, raising mission-critical funds to inspire thousands of volunteers into action each year.
With your ticket to #VOLSPIRIT19 you're also supporting: 
  • Major community-wide days of service
  • Free one-on-one volunteer consults with a specialist
  • Leadership Westchester & board service programs
  • RSVP of Westchester for adults 55+
  • Integrated & inclusive volunteering through our RISE program
  • Hundreds of local nonprofits we help with volunteer recruitment 
  • Inspiring acts of empathy and kindness
  • The recognition of outstanding local volunteer efforts
  • Youth mobilization and free access to the Youth Volunteer Guidebook App
If you're unable to attend, please consider making a donation in support of our mission.
P.S. Your ticket to #VOLSPIRIT19 is also a seat at one of the most beloved, feel-good events of the year! You'll get to hear from truly exceptional volunteers who are making a difference right here in your own community.


2019 Volunteer Spirit Award Winners


Education & Literacy Award

Bud Kroll

Yonkers Partners In Education

Presented by Ranger Ready Repellents


Going Green Award

Filippine Hoogland


Presented by Con Edison


Quality of Life Award

Barbara Jenkel

Northern Westchester Hospital

Presented by the Westchester Community Foundation


Transformation Award

Angela Chan


Presented by WMCHealth


Social Advocacy Award

John McQuade

Housing Action Council

Presented by PCSB Bank


Youth Leadership Award

Chantal Loaiza


Presented by PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP


Legacy Award Winner

Albert D. (Doug) Rogers,

New York Life

Presented By The Board of Volunteer New York!


The Volunteer Spirit Awards In The News:



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Event Sponsors

As of 3/11/19

Con Edison


The Gallin Family

Lifestyle Westchester

New York Life



PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

Ranger Ready Repellents


SL Green Realty Corp.

Mark and Jody Rollins

McKool Smith

Sterling National Bank

Webster Bank

Westchester Community Foundation

White Plains Hospital and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital



Thank You To Our Corporate Champions!


Announcing The 2019 Volunteer New York! Legacy Award Winner

Albert D. (Doug) Rogers is Corporate Vice President at New York Life and has been with the company for over 26 years. He began his career as a customer service associate and continued to rise through the ranks using his practical problem-solving skills. Today, Doug manages day-to-day business operations for internal and external providers of corporate services at the New York City, Westchester, Clinton, New Jersey and Jersey City campuses.
Doug is also a graduate of the 2009 Class of Leadership Westchester. Immediately upon graduation Doug joined the Board of Volunteer New York!, and shortly after was elected to lead the organization as board chair with his calm, consistent and caring support of our mission and our people. In 2012, Doug was honored as the Leadership Westchester Alumnus of the Year for achievements based on his belief in the transformative power of volunteerism.
For over 17 years, Doug's personal experiences have also driven his volunteer efforts with the First Baptist Church of South Orange and he was ordained as a Deacon in 2004. As a volunteer leader, Doug is involved in the church's SHARE (Self-Help and Resources Exchange) program whereby individuals volunteer their time in exchange for healthy affordable food. He has served as a quiet role model to many and is an inspiration to us all. 
We thank all who will join Volunteer New York! in honoring Doug on Friday, April 5, 2019.


Benefit Committee

In formation

Susan Kushner, Co-Chair

Robert Cordero, Co-Chair

Gayle Binney

Celia R. Brown

Betty Cotton

Janine Daughtry

Angela Derecas Taylor

Dorothy Cuhna

Linda Kelly Fauci

Norman H. Fulton

Jeanette Gisbert

Jean Glassman

Irwin Goldberg

Hon. Tim Idoni

Bob Knight

Marjorie Lang

Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren

Matthew G. McCrosson

William M. Mooney Jr.

Wendy Nadel

Pasquale Palumbo

Markham F. Rollins III

David Severance

Geri Shapiro

Joanna Straub




Board of Directors

Michael Grossman, Chair

Valerie Mason Cunningham, Vice Chair

Joseph L. Ali, Vice Chair

Joanne Taylor, Treasurer

Ally Gallin, Secretary

Erica R. Aisner

Traci Bauer

Celia R. Brown

Jessie Cruz

Julia Emrick

Jay T. Glassman

Jill Gottlieb

Jonathan Hotz

Joanne Kirkpatrick

Susan Kushner

Alissa Kosowsky

Grant Mitchell, M.D.

Joel Mitchell

Cindy Ostrager

Robert Pisano, Jr.

Jared R. Rice, Esq.

Steven Sonet, Esq.

Felix Tapia

Marissa Weidner

Michael Welling



Abbe P. Stein, Esq., Ex Officio

Markham F. Rollins, III, Strategic Advisor

Marjorie Lang, Strategic Advisor




Thank You To Our 2019 Steering Committee

Joanne Kirkpatrick, Chair

Ally Gallin

Jean Glassman

Kourtney Ketterhagen

Susan Kushner

Abbe P. Stein. Esq




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