The Community Fund of Darien honored more than 86 town residents last Tuesday evening at its 44th annual Annual Volunteer Celebration. The honorees are from 18 local nonprofit organizations.
— an announcement from the Community Fund of Darien
Darien First Selectman Monica McNally gave a proclamation memorializing the Annual Darien Volunteer Recognition Day. Guests celebrated the volunteers and enjoyed light refreshments.
Honorees, who must be Darien residents, were awarded in several categories by their organizations.
This year’s volunteer award honorees:
Outstanding Adult Volunteers
(at least 19 years old)
Carolyn Cavolo, Darien Arts Center
Erin Eblen, The Tiny Miracles Foundation
Sharon Foster Schoen, The Den for Grieving Kids
Jen Hyde, The Den for Grieving Kids
Armel Jacobs, Coalition of Families for Inclusion
Rosemary Jordan, At Home In Darien
Erin Lumpkin, The Darien YMCA
Michelle Maschoff, Person to Person
Maeve McGovern, The Mather Homestead
Dave Miller, The Mather Homestead
Rob Minicucci, Domus Kids
John O’Brien, The Darien Land Trust
Robert Pascal, The Museum of Darien
Andrew Schau, Building One Community
Vibha Singh, Family Centers
Anne Thomas, A Better Chance
Diane Urban, Coalition of Families for Inclusion
Vail Weymann Vasisht, The Darien Foundation
Li Yang, Darien Book Aid
Outstanding Emerging Volunteer
(18 years-old and younger)
Braden Schenck, The Darien YMCA
Spencer Segura Jr., Person to Person
Outstanding Volunteer Duo
Susan Barr and Melissa Williams, The Mather Homestead
Kate and Will Massey, Kids In Crisis
Outstanding Volunteer Teams
The DCA Thrift Shop Team
Diane Barston, George Biolsi, Katie Bloomer, Elmerina Brooks, Caroline Burke, Karen Bryne, Kathy Cahill, Pauline Campbell, Michael Chiodo, Brian Clevenger, Brenda Crane, Patricia Cunningham, Dylan Danile, Dot Discko, Jennifer Durkin, Wanda Forlivio, Cecil Flynn, Judith Gilroy, Susan Hamill, Norene Hartog, Sue Hayes, Neil Hershkowitz, Nathalie Hincapie, Myrna Hollinger, Amy Hoyt, Joan Jaworoski, Emily Karagiannis, Ulla Kremer, Sue Kunze, Kate Larson, Susan McCardell, Karen Miranda, Joyce Muir, Abby Ortiz, Isabella Pllumbi, Anna Resnansky, Sarah Ritchey, Anne Ross, Mary Sankey, Kesiah Scully, Kathy Shea, Carol Sikora, Flora Smeaton, Ingrid Teschner, Lisa Thoren, Madeleine Treesh, Martina Tucker, Joanne Verderosa, Lily Rose Vosari, Lisa Williams, and Li Yang
The Community Fund of Darien’s Designed to Dine Committee
Katie Benson,TeresaJandziol,Claire Johnson,Brandi Maniscalco,Jenn Moller,Neenu Sharma,ChristineTalwalker,Jenny Tarleton, andColleen Thompson
Since 1979, The Community Fund of Darien’s annual celebration has been honoring dedicated volunteers who have generously contributed their time and talent to make a difference.
Each year, local nonprofit organizations and the general public are invited to nominate individuals for recognition. The entire community was invited to celebrate Darien’s unsung heroes on Tuesday, April 25 at the Darien Community Association.
The event was sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens, Cross Private Client Insurance, and the Darien Community Association.