Celebrate with us as we host the 10th Annual Signature Luncheon on October 16, 2013, 12:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, featuring Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School as the keynote speaker.
During the luncheon four outstanding volunteers will be commemorated for their advocacy, commitment to reducing poverty, building a stronger community, and advancing equity-oriented structural change. Click here to purchase ticket/s.
The Signature Citizen of the Year Award was launched in 2001 to give special recognition to a community member who, through professional work and volunteerism, has fostered opportunities that help improve the quality of life for people in our community.
We are pleased to announce that this year's Signature Citizen of the Year Award winner is Thomas Ferraro, Executive Director and Founder of Foodlink. Mr. Ferraro's contributions to the community has focused on ensuring that individuals have access to nutritious food and are empowered with tangible skills to lead healthy and productive lives. His work to establish Feeding America and his fellow New York State food banks has a legacy that reaches far beyond the counties within Foodlink's service area. For the past 35 years under his leadership, Foodlink has provided food, education, and advocacy to address the issue of hunger in New York State. Click here for biography.
The James M. McCuller Award for Excellence first given in 1994, was created to recognize individuals who exemplify the attributes demonstrated by the late James McCuller, former ABC Executive Director. He believed in constantly striving to improve himself and those he served.
Turning their professional training in the field of Allied Health Care, Ralph and Mollie Richards focuses on a problem that is poorly understood in many communities - the effects of Alzheimer's and other dementia related diseases. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Richards, recipients of the 2013 James M. McCuller Award for Excellence. Click here for biography.
Since 1984 the Lena M. Gantt Distinguished Community Service Award has been presented to honor an individual whose record of dedicated community service best reflects the life work of Lena M. Gantt a devoted community advocate.
"Retiring to volunteer", Frances N. Johnson tirelessly volunteers with numerous organizations. Her efforts involve increasing neighborhood safety, economic development, and opportunities for youth. As this year's recipient of the Lena M. Gantt Distinguished Community Service Award, we applaud Ms. Johnson for her many years of service. Biography coming soon...
The newly established Elliott Landsman Head Start Community Volunteer Award observes a Head Start community volunteer whose leadership and commitment to our mission embodies the extraordinary support and passion of Elliott Landsman.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Lynne Halik has provided free onsite dental examinations to the children of Head Start. Her dedication and generosity help to keep our children healthy. It is with great honor that we recognize Dr. Halik with the first Elliott Landsman Head Start Community Volunteer Award. Biography coming soon...
A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors!
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Attended by 500 guests, sponsoring ABC’s Signature Luncheon is one way that businesses in our community can sustain the agency’s work to help people help themselves. The event offers a number of attractive sponsorship opportunities. Follow the link to learn more. We encourage you to take a few moments to review these opportunities and choose the sponsorship level that is right for you.