Annual Campaign | Recognizing Others | Donate & Get Involved | Lakeland Hills Family YMCA

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.

The Annual Campaign Award Winners | Annual Dinner | Get Involved | Lakeland Hills Family YMCA
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 were formally recognized for their outstanding community service at the Y Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation.

Our service area communities are:

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

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Boonton

Carolyn Micheletti Dobies

Boonton Township

Ron Quade

Denville

Thomas Dean

Kinnelon

Scott Akin

Lincoln Park

Lauren Curiotto

Montville

Mark & Anna Landgrebe

Mountain Lakes

Thomas "Mac" McElduff

Parsippany

Karen DeChristopher

Pequannock

Russ Hall

Riverdale

Sgt. Greg Bogert

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Kindergarden – 8th Grade

Katherine Cascioli (3rd Grade Teacher, Troy Hills School, Parsippany)

High School Seniors

Dr. Denis Mulroony (Principal, Parsippany High School, Parsippany)

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Parkins - 8th Grade

Phoebe Patterson (Pequannock Valley Middle School, Pequannock)

Jason Gabel (Valleyview Middle School, Denville)

Kogen - High School Seniors

Julia Balick (Kinnelon High School, Kinnelon)

Matthew Marinas (Parsippany High School, Parsippany)

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Richard M. Wilcox Award

Marc & Carolyn Lore of Mountain Lakes

YMCA Volunteer of the Year

Steve Bias of Denville
Dave Fulton of Boonton

Awards Categories & Applications

The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to an individual from each of the communities within the Y service area who, through his or her volunteer efforts, has made a difference in the quality of life for its residents.

The ideal candidate has given time and energy without personal gain. His or her unselfish contributions and positive attitude have distinguished the individual as a “model citizen.” You may nominate more than one person, from more than one community (complete separate nomination form for each).


Nominations or Applications will open again on February 1, 2018.

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 his/her 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.


Nominations or Applications will open again on February 1, 2018.

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: rosemaryl@lhymca.com.
  • If sending references by mail: Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, 100 Fanny Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, ATTN: Rosemary Linder Day.

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. AND, NEW THIS YEAR… 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 of his or her choice, are invited as our guests for the evening.


Nominations or Applications will open again on February 1, 2018.

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: rosemaryl@lhymca.com.
  • If sending references by mail: Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, 100 Fanny Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, ATTN: Rosemary Linder Day.

The two winning students 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 of his or her choice, are invited as our guests for the evening.


Nominations or Applications will open again on February 1, 2018.