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April 10, 2007

Community Service Awards 2007

Source: NYSUT Awards and Honors
Caption: Jeanne Gilbert and Matt Golini, physical education teachers and members of the Sachem CTA, stand with second-grader Kaitlyn Hall, who collected the most money for the Nokomis Elementary School's recent fundraiser for the American Heart Association. A remarkable $11,516 was donated to support efforts to fight heart disease.

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2007 Community Service Awards: Inservice Members

Contiguous ED #1-2
Denise Dilgard
Williamsville Teachers Association

Contiguous ED #7-8
Jackie Cross
Marcellus Faculty Association

Contiguous ED #9-10
Sean McHale
Carthage Teachers Association

Contiguous ED #15-16
Sophia Williamson
Mt. Vernon Federation of Teachers

Contiguous ED #18-19
Marianella Mena
Lawrence Teachers Association

Contiguous ED #17-20
Barbara Brown
North Babylon Teachers' Organization

Contiguous ED #21-22-23
Gail Farrell
Bay Shore CTeachers Association

Contiguous ED #24-25
Diane Ganz
United Federation of Teachers


2007 Community Service Awards: Retiree Members

Ruth Brown
Retiree Council 4

Anthony Montanaro
Retiree Council 5

Craig Pratt
Retiree Council 6

Carole Gehrig
Retiree Council 8

Juanita Stone
Retiree Council 9

Marcia Nickerson
Retiree Council 10

Carolyn Darkangelo
Retiree Council 12

Judith Schecter
Retiree Council 17

Mireille Taub
Retiree Council 18

Phyllis White
Retiree Council 20

Nancy Porta Libert
Retiree Council 21

Renee Bachman
Retiree Council 24

Eileen Bernstein
Retiree Council 24

Hinton Causey
Retiree Council 24

Christine Charitis
Retiree Council 24

Louis Feldman
Retiree Council 24

Judith Goldberg
Retiree Council 24

Lauren Grant
Retiree Council 24

Donesa Jackson
Retiree Council 24

Judith Jaffe
Retiree Council 24

Janet Kaplan-Pressman
Retiree Council 24

Rose Malinconico
Retiree Council 24

Margot Marinangeli
Retiree Council 24

Francine Brewer
Retiree Council 37

Patricia Stamm
Retiree Council 43


2007 Life Line Honor Roll

Eugenia Quagliana
North Tonawanda United Teachers

Robert Husain
Mayfield Teachers Association

Dean Berardo
Brewster TA

Patricia Frische
Brewster TA

John Kinnane
Brewster TA

Elizabeth Adams
Jericho Teachers Association

Jennifer Keane
Jericho Teachers Association

Robert Fitzgerald
Bay Shore CTA

Chris Nentwich
Rocky Point Teachers Association

Michael Doyle
Eastport/South Manor TA


2007 Local Community Service Awards

Arlington Teachers' Association

Robert Maier

The Arlington Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • participating in and raising over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society's "Relay For Life
  • sponsoring "The Breakfast Club" which provides healthy breakfast to children
  • raising over $7,000 for the Arlington Education Foundation
  • raising over $5,000 for the March of Dimes "Blue Jeans for Babies" campaign

Bay Shore Classroom TA

Darlene Darch

The Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • contributing $17,700 to Dollars for Scholars
  • contributing $2,000 to the Acres Foundation, a Civil Rights Program
  • sponsoring the Bay Shore Senior Citizen "Senior Prom
  • contributing $3,500 to the Bay Shore Community Summit

Bayport-Blue Point TA

Marcia Meirowitz

The Bayport-Blue Point TA consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • conducting food and coat drives for the Greater Sayville Food Pantry
  • contributing to the Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • awarding nine scholarships to high school seniors
  • supporting a local Boy Scout Troup and Eagle Scout Project

Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers

Michael Dolber

The Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • donating Christmas gifts to the patients at the Nassau University Medical Center
  • contributing over $1,000 to the Community Wellness Council of the Bellmores and Merricks
  • raising fund for local homeless shelter and addiction counseling center
  • participating in the Walk for a Cure

Bethpage Congress of Teachers

Karen Thomas

The Bethpage Congress of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors
  • participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • conducting a "Toys for Tots and Needy Children of Bethpage" drive at the holidays
  • sponsoring the Senior Citizen Prom

Buffalo Teachers Federation

Philip Rumore

The Buffalo Teachers Federation has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • establishing the "Make a Dream Come True" Scholarship Fund
  • providing Thanksgiving Dinner to over 200 families
  • sponsoring Read Across America Celebrations in the Buffalo Public Schools
  • supporting Junior Achievement

Camden Teachers Association

David LaGatta

The Camden Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • participating in the Adopt A Highway Program
  • donating to the Shop With A Cop Program
  • hosting an after prom bowling party
  • funding a billboard promoting education and supporting school budget voting

Carthage Teachers' Association

Patricia Sheehan

The Carthage Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • collecting 1100 items for the Community Food Pantry
  • collecting $515 to purchase winter coats for needy students
  • awarding $1500 in scholarships to graduating seniors
  • contributing $8203 to the United Way Campaign

Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association

John Ognibene

The Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding $3000 in scholarships to graduating seniors
  • donating over $750 to the New York State Police
  • participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • sponsoring a dress down day to benefit a colleague stricken with ALS

Cheektowaga Central TA

Janet Goddard

The Cheektowaga Cetnral Teachers' Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • donating $1,200 in food vouchers to the Cheektowaga Central Needy Family Fund
  • donating $1,000 to the Variety Club Telethon
  • sponsoring 30 members in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a senior planning on joining the teaching profession

Depew Teachers Organization

Kathleen Ward

The Depew Teachers Organization considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising $3000 for the Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club
  • awarding $1500 in scholarships to graduating seniors
  • donating to local youth organizations
  • raising $1220 for the American Cancer Society

East Hampton Teachers' Association

Priscilla Campbell

The East Hampton Teachers' Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding book scholarships to graduating seniors
  • coordinating a blood drive
  • donating over $2,000 plus toys to 3 local families during the holidays
  • sponsoring a breakfast for walkers in the Ride-For-Life Walkathon

Eastchester Teachers Association

Rhonda Homes

The Eastchester Teachers Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising $935 for Sloan Kettering Memorial
  • organizing fundraisers for four families whose homes were destroyed by fire
  • organizing and supporting fundraisers to benefit the family of an ill child with expensive medical needs
  • participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Eden Teachers Association

Mary Carlson-Nowicki

The Eden Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding a $1000 scholarship to a student going into teaching
  • hosting a charity dance for your local Boys & Girls Club
  • participating in the Breast Cancer Walk
  • donating to Warm the Children organization

Elmont Elementary Teachers' Association

Elaine Mitchell

The Elmont Elementary Teachers' Association have continued their efforts to improve the quality of life in their community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • sponsoring an Elmont Little League team
  • collecting clothing and household necessities for needy families
  • raising over $3,000 for the Breast Cancer Walk
  • holding an annual Senior Brunch for senior citizens

Faculty Association/Suffolk Community College

Ellen Schuler Mauk

The Faculty Association/Suffolk Community College considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • contributing $2,000 and 15 volunteers to Habitat for Humanity's Day of Building
  • raising $4,860 for the COC Affordable Housing Raffle
  • collecting 7 cartons of new books for children at Hope House and local homeless shelters
  • donating $500 to NYSUT's Disaster Relief Fund

Farmingdale Federation of Teachers

Claire Zatorski

The Farmingdale Federation of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • participating in the Farmingdale Community Summit Council
  • donating funds and supplies to Rotacare, a free medial clinic on Long Island
  • participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
  • donating to needy families during the holiday seasons

Fredonia Teachers' Association

Richard Lewis

The Fredonia Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • sponsoring the annual FTA Holiday Drive, purchasing, wrapping and delivering holiday gifts to students
  • sponsoring the Youth Run in the Billy Bead ALS 5K Run for Research
  • sponsoring the Senior Citizen Ball
  • sponsorship of two summer soccer teams

Harrison Association of Teachers

Karen Magee

The Harrison Association of Teachers considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • donating $2,000 to Food Patch which assists needy families
  • distributing backpacks and school supplies to 20 students in need
  • participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • providing over 150 children with winter hats and mittens

Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association

Dawn Sherwood

The Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • conducting Immigration Law Education Program to assist Hispanic residents in the community
  • organizing Winter and Spring clothing and coat drives
  • awarding two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors pursing a degree in education
  • participating in the American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Walk

Hewlett-Woodmere Faculty Association

Joan Skowronek

The Hewlett-Woodmere Faculty Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • sponsoring 2 Hewlett-Woodmere Little League teams
  • contributing to the Susan G. Komen Race For a Cure as well as "Sandie's Bosom Buddies" Walk for a Cure
  • helping in-district teachers through your Teacher's Helping Teachers Fund
  • awarding scholarships to students who positively contribute to the community

Johnstown Teachers Association

Kathryn Zajicek

The Johnstown Teachers' Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding two students $1000 scholarships for each of their four years of college and $300 to two alternates
  • helping to finance the building of the Fulton County YMCA
  • participating in the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon
  • promoting literacy through the Books for Babies Program

Kings Park Classroom Teachers Association

Russell Mathie

The Kings Park Classroom Teachers Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • conducting food drives for needy families in the community
  • participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
  • supporting the Kings Park Heritage Museum
  • raising $3,000 for the KPCTA Scholarship Fund

Kingston Teachers' Federation

Hugh Spoljaric

The Kingston Teachers' Federation has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • organizing a blood and organ donor drive
  • participating in a golf tournament which raised $12,000 for student scholarships
  • donating to the Holy Cross Church pantry
  • donating $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Lake Shore Central TA

Rosemarie Murphy

The Lake Shore Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • participating in Adopt-A-Highway Program
  • awarding scholarships to students
  • donating to community members and organizations in times of need

Lawrence Teachers' Association

Patrick Terkoski

The Lawrence Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • distributing holiday food baskets to 50 needy families
  • sponsoring a Little League team
  • participating in the Breast Cancer Walk
  • providing financial support for a local church-run children's day camp

Levittown United Teachers

Therese Rogers

The Levittown United Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night" walk
  • sponsoring the Senior Citizen's Prom
  • supporting the Levittown Little League
  • supporting the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corp

Lockport Education Association

Gail Niparts

The Lockport Education Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding three $1500 scholarships to seniors
  • contributing over $30,000 to the United Way
  • 45 members volunteering to ring Salvation Army bells
  • raising $2764 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Marion Teacher's Association

Tim Quill

The Marion Teacher's Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • contributing to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund
  • contributing to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • contributing to the local scholarship fund
  • working to "Get Out The Vote" on the Budget

Massapequa Federation of Teachers

Richard Goldman

The Massapequa Federation of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising over $50,000 for the family of member with an ill child
  • sponsoring teams for the Massapequa Coast, International and Challenger Baseball Leagues
  • raising over $6,000 for a member's family in need
  • participating in Long Island's 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk

Middle Country TA

Nadia Resnikoff

The Middle Country TA considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • distributing holiday cards to veteran homes, nursing homes and hospitals
  • distributing Holiday Food Gift Baskets
  • supporting an ALS fundraiser
  • participating in a Breast Cancer Walk and fundraiser

Mineola Teachers Association

Teresa Richards

The Mineola Teachers Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding $8,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors
  • raising $11,700 for the Breast Cancer Walk
  • donating $2,000 to NYSUT and AFT Disaster Relief
  • donating over $1,000 to the Mineola Fire Department

Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association

Ellis Gage Searles

The Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • sponsoring the Ted Moore Run/Walk which raises awareness of local STOP-DWI efforts
  • supporting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • conducting food drives to benefit the Utica Community Food Bank
  • participating in the Relay for Life

Monroe Woodbury Teachers Association

Anne Pauek

The Monroe Woodbury Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • donating over 1000 books during the annual Holiday Book Drive
  • baking and distributing muffins and cookies to the Senior Centers for Thanksgiving and Valentines Day
  • raising over $5,000 by participating in the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk
  • awarding $15,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors

Newark Teachers' Association

Patricia Davidson

The Newark Teachers' Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing careers in education
  • providing a monetary donation to cover the cost of broadcasting athletic teams games
  • supporting the Newark Public Library
  • supporting booster clubs for athletes and musicians

Newfane Teachers Association

Kyle Beth Bridgeman

The Newfane Teachers Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior entering the field of education
  • sponsoring an Annual Theme Basket Auction to benefit Niagara Hospice
  • sponsoring an Annual Toy Drive for Community Food Pantry
  • sponsoring a June golf day with the proceeds going to a needy family

Niagara Falls Teachers

Joseph Catalano

The Niagara Falls Teachers have continued their efforts to improve the quality of life in their community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • contributing 200 hams/turkeys plus over 150 food baskets through their Annual Holiday Food Drive
  • supporting the Coats for Kids Program
  • donating over $30,000 to the United Way
  • awarding six $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors

North Babylon Teachers' Organization

Pamela Katz

The North Babylon Teachers' Organization has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising over $13,200 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • collecting 800 boxes of sundry items for U.S. soldiers overseas
  • conducting an annual Toy and Book Drive for needy children
  • financially supporting community sports teams and leagues

North Bellmore Teachers Association

Randee Colter

The North Bellmore Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • providing awards to select graduating seniors
  • coordinating a tee shirt sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity
  • supporting and participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon
  • donating new books to the local chapter of The Food and Nutrition Network

North Tonawanda United Teachers

Linda Roach

The North Tonawanda United Teachers considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding scholarships and savings bonds to outstanding seniors, 8th graders and 6th graders
  • donating $500 to Breast Cancer Awareness
  • donating $300 to sponsor both a pre and post-Prom Breakfast
  • contributing toys to Toys for Tots and turkeys and non-perishable food items and money to the North Tonawanda Food Pantry

Nyack Teachers Association

Donna Ramundo

The Nyack Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • supporting the Students Opposed to Starvation project which distributes food and clothing in the homeless
  • participating in Toys for Tots
  • participating in the "Go Red for Women" project sponsored by the American Heart Association
  • purchasing and distributing $30 gift cards to needy families

Oceanside Federation of Teachers

Leslie Krasnoff

The Oceanside Federation of Teachers considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • donating $1,000 in supermarket gift certificates for needy families
  • organizing an annual Toy Drive providing toys to various community organizations
  • awarding scholarships to students
  • sponsorship of the Rotary Club's Annual Golf Tournament

Plainedge Federation of Teachers

Laura Pokorny

The Plainedge Federation of Teachers considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising over $7,000 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • funding and organizing a Senior Barbeque for high school seniors
  • honoring students at the "We Make A Difference" Awards Ceremony
  • supporting a Get Out The Vote movement that resulted in the budget passing overwhelmingly

Rocky Point Teacher's Association

Steven Lagnena

The Rocky Point Teacher's Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • performing in the Singing Santas production
  • donating to the Kids in Need Fund
  • awarding $6,000 in scholarships to Rocky Point High School Graduates
  • assisting with the Senior Citizen Prom

Sachem Central Teachers' Association

Robert LaCorte

The Sachem Central Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising over $20,000 to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund
  • raising over $6,000 for the American Heart Association
  • awarding $10,000 in SCTA Educators of Tomorrow scholarships
  • providing clothing items to over 600 families in need

Sayville Teachers Association

Tim Southerton

The Sayville Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • helping the local public library pass a needed bond
  • sponsoring a blood drive
  • participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • participating in the LI Educators Gold Tournament to raise money to fight ALS

Somers Faculty Association

James Ambury

The Somers Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising $4,000 for U.N.I.C.E.F.
  • donating to annual food and gift drives for needy families
  • visiting local nursing home residents
  • participating in Senior Citizen Pen Pals

Syosset Teachers' Association

Jeffrey Rozran

The Syosset Teachers' Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • hosting Thanksgiving Feasts for residents of nursing homes, veterans and local fire and police
  • participating in "Birthday in a Box" supplying everything needed for a birthday party for needy families
  • conducting a food drive for local soup kitchens
  • co-sponsoring 12 scholarships with the PTA

Teachers' Association of Lindenhurst

Rose Russo

The Teachers' Association of Lindenhurst consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising $6,000 for the American Cancer Society
  • sponsoring a soccer tournament supporting the American Schizophrenia Association
  • raising funds to distribute 250 turkeys to local families
  • awarding $4,000 in scholarships to deserving students

United Teachers of Island Trees

John Price

The United Teachers of Island Trees consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising $8000 in a community garage sale for the family of two ill students and planning future fundraisers for the family
  • collecting and distributing 1000 canned goods for local churches
  • raising $1200 for the breast cancer walk
  • raising $7500 for scholarships

Valley Central Teachers Association

Timothy Brown

The Valley Central Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and raising $10,000
  • awarding over $11,000 in scholarships to students
  • participating in the United Way Campaign
  • sponsoring an All Night Grad Party

Wallkill Teachers' Association

Donna Benishake

The Wallkill Teachers' Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

sponsoring a Senior Citizens Springtime Breakfast

sponsoring an Adopt-A-Highway Spring Clean Up

sponsoring district-wide food drives to benefit the Wallkill Food Pantry

participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Watertown Education Association

Dianne Loonan

The Watertown Education Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • donating children's books to the community library
  • awarding scholarships to graduating seniors
  • presenting holiday gifts to local Senior Citizens
  • donating the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund

Waterville Teachers' Association

Jacqueline Battista

The Waterville Teachers' Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • designing and decorating a tree to be auctioned in the Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital's Foundation's Festival of Trees
  • awarding scholarships to two graduating seniors pursuing a career in education
  • participating in America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk
  • sponsoring the Salvation Army's Red Kettle in Waterville

West Hempstead Education Association

Barbara Hafner

The West Hempstead Education Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • participating in golf outing to raise money for charity
  • organizing a toy drive for needy children
  • participating in Relay For Life
  • publishing and distributing community newsletter

West Irondequoit Teachers' Association

Beverly Engel

The West Irondequoit Teachers' Association consistently evidences a belief in service to the community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding three scholarships to graduating seniors planning to study education
  • donating school supplies for needy families
  • raising $2819 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • sponsoring the Junior and Senior Safe Parties

Whitehall Teachers Association

Penny Whiting

  • The Whitehall Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:
  • holding a golf tournament to support local scholarships
  • donating to the Whitehall Festival Week Celebration
  • donating to the Washington County Children's Committee
  • participating in Operation Santa

Wilson Teachers' Association

Jeff Dabill

The Wilson Teachers' Association considers community service to be an integral function of their local. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • coordinating a benefit for a member of your custodial staff with a serious illness, raising over $30,000 for him and his family
  • providing over $4000 in scholarships to students
  • hosting the senior citizen breakfast
  • contributing to the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk

Yonkers Federation of Teachers

Patricia Puleo

The Yonkers Federation of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • awarding $9,000 to deserving high school seniors
  • sponsoring a Toys for Tots Drive
  • distributing childrens books to community agencies and homeless shelters
  • donating $2,000 to Westchester Children's Hospital

Yorktown Congress of Teachers

Robert Faigle

The Yorktown Congress of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2006 they demonstrated this by:

  • raising $1,812 for the Children's Hospital in Valhalla
  • collecting 4,800 pounds of food for the Yorktown Community Help organization
  • donating $2,353 to the Support Connection which helps individuals and families affected by breast and ovarian cancer
  • awarding three $1,000 scholarships to Yorktown High School graduates