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United Way Recognizes Stamford Volunteers

Annual volunteer day honors those involved in the community

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Stamford, CT | Added on January 09, 2015 At 08:18 PM

Stamford residents were recognized for their volunteer work in the community Friday with an awards ceremony at the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library. Each year, United Way of Western Connecticut hosts Stamford Volunteer Day. The Volunteer Center, which matches volunteers with non-profit agencies that need help, annually recognizes these dedicated residents for their hard work and commitment. This year, 22 volunteers were honored.

The following is a list of this year’s winners:

Outstanding New Youth Individual Volunteer: Emma Patch for her work with Neighbors Link Stamford

Outstanding New Adult Individual Volunteer: Cora Delibertis for her work with The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education

Outstanding Established Adult Individual Volunteer: Betsy Varian for her work with Laurel House

Outstanding New Adult Volunteer Group: Debbie & Bryan Dietz, Audra & Robert Hession, Kim Fine & Ray Tellini for their work at Stamford Family YMCA

Volunteer Leadership Award: Jim Stuart for his work with Soundwaters

Outstanding New Senior Individual: Barri Kaye for her work with Neighbors Link Stamford

Outstanding Established Senior Individual: Dr. James Otis for his work with the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (PLTW)

Spirit of Volunteerism: Eden Huang for her work with PLTI, Stamford MRC, Stamford Hospital, Joseph Nunn Scholarship Fund, Mill River Collaborative, Domus, etc.

A selection of community leaders reviewed the nominations.  The following individuals served on this year’s committee: Greg Wierenga (Day Pitney LLP); Leslie Glenn (Community Volunteer); Sally Kelman (Berkshire Hathaway); Sandy Weinberg (O’Connor Davies) and Roberta Eichler (former Executive Director of The Volunteer Center).

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