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Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation

Lakeland Hills Family YMCA is proud to recognize individuals, groups and corporations for their commitment to giving back to others in our geographic service area.

 

2018 Citizens of the Year

2018 Citizens of the Year

In keeping with our mission to strengthen the foundations of community, the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA is proud to recognize individuals, groups and corporations for their commitment to giving back to others in our geographic service area. Those selected will be formally recognized for their outstanding community service at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation.

The 2019 Dinner & Awards Presentation will be held:

The Mansion at Mountain Lakes

Wednesday – May 15

6:00 – 9:00 pm

$60/person

Our service area communities are:

  • Boonton
  • Boonton Township
  • Butler
  • Denville
  • Kinnelon
  • Lincoln Park
  • Montville
  • Mountain Lakes
  • Parsippany
  • Pequannock
  • Riverdale

The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to individuals who, through his or her volunteer efforts, have made a difference in the quality of life for residents in the communities the Y serves.

The Educator of the Year Award has two categories: K-8 Educator of the Year, and the High School Educator of the Year. Both honor education professionals who have gone above and beyond in the development of youth/teens in the Y’s service area, through a significant, positive, and guiding influence in one or more of the following areas:

  • the classroom
  • athletics
  • enrichment/extracurricular programs

Individuals may be nominated from any school, public or private, within the Y’s service area.

The Bronie Parkins Community Service Award is presented to one eighth grade boy and one eighth grade girl based solely on community service.

  • This application requires two letters of recommendation. Each letter must be written by an adult who knows you well but is not a relative.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically; please e-mail attachments in .doc, .docx or .pdf format to: randys@lhymca.com.
  • If sending references by mail: Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, 100 Fanny Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, ATTN: Randy Smith.

The two winning students will each receive a free one-year membership to the Y, and an engraved plaque at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. The Y will also donate $100 in the recipient’s name to the charity of their choice. With this addition of a monetary donation, the Y hopes to help with much-needed fundraising that nonprofits and charities need to continue their mission. Having a direct call to action is a necessity for nonprofits, and by giving that choice to the Bronie Parkins Award recipients, it allows for a personal connection.

The winners, along with their parents and a teacher/mentor of his or her choice, are invited as our guests for the evening.

The William Kogen Community Service Award is presented to one high school senior boy and one high school senior girl based solely on community service.

  • This application requires two letters of recommendation. Each letter must be written by an adult who knows you well but is not a relative.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically; please e-mail attachments in .doc, .docx or .pdf format to: randys@lhymca.com.
  • If sending references by mail: Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, 100 Fanny Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, ATTN: Randy Smith.

The two recipients will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship, a free one-year membership to the Y, and an engraved plaque at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. The winners, along with their parents and a teacher/mentor of his or her choice, are invited as our guests for the evening.

Our 2018 Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 winners:

Boonton

Patti Bujtas

Boonton Township

Kim Forte

Denville

Don Kuser

Kinnelon

Lt. Joseph Napoletano

Lincoln Park

Christine Bakelaar

Montville

James Sandham Jr.

Mountain Lakes

Janet Horst

Parsippany

Frank Cahill

Pequannock

Rose Phalon

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Eileen Ludwig School Counselor, Briarcliff Middle School, Mountain Lakes

High School Seniors

Dr. Ahmed Kandil Business Education Teacher, Parsippany Hills High School

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Parkins - 8th Grade

Lexi Thibodeau (Pequannock Valley Middle School, Pompton Plains)

Jake Pryor (Pearl R. Miller School, Kinnelon)

Kogen - High School Seniors

Haley Graybush (Morris Knolls High School)

Robert Ezzi (Boonton High School)

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Richard M. Wilcox Award

Ian Matty of Mountain Lakes

YMCA Volunteers of the Year

Mandy Kiely of Mountain Lakes
Savannah Benedetto of Lincoln Park
Trish Costello of Denville
Patricia Delcore of Parsippany
Dave Fulton of Parsippany
Cristina Glynn of Denville
Martin Moratz of Boonton
Bill Olderman of Montville
Michelle Pirozzi of Parsippany
John Powers of Parsippany