Every fall, Bread for the City honors the engine that keeps our organization running: our incredible volunteers! This week, we’re learning more about the honorees of our 2014 Good Hope Awards, which took place on October 23rd.
AWARD: Administrative Volunteer
HONOREE: Ms. Sandra Edwards
ACCOLADES: If you’ve ever visited our SE Center, you’ve probably benefited from the service of Ms. Edwards. She is a dedicated volunteer who helps us keep our SE Center running smoothly by serving in an administrative role, including making copies, organizing our “Resource Wall” for clients, and assisting with our client calendar. In addition, Ms. Edwards has recently taken on a leadership position in Bread for the City’s Time Bank to advocate for Time Bank members and to help expand our Time Bank Community. We are grateful for Ms. Edwards’ support!
AWARD: Pro Bono Partner
ORGANIZATION: Aronson LLC
ACCOLADES: Aronson LLC has contributed numerous hours of service worth thousands of dollars in technical assistance—dollars that allow Bread for the City to stretch our limited resources further so that we can provide more services to people in need. Kathryn L. Cuddapah, CPA, Senior Manager at Aronson LLC, has made a difference by helping us to prepare our tax returns, at no charge. We enjoy working with Kathryn, and she is always makes herself available for consultations as needed. Additionally, Bread for the City also has the great benefit of working with Craig Stevens of Aronson LLC as the Treasurer of our Board of Directors.
We appreciate the time, talent, and expertise that Kathryn, Craig and and others at Aronson LLC have contributed!
AWARD: Social Services Volunteer
HONOREE: Myles Davis
ACCOLADES: Myles Davis has been a very dedicated volunteer assisting the Representative Payee Program weekly for the past year. Myles is always happy to help us keep the onslaught of mail and paperwork that we receive under control. He helps to sort and label piles of incoming mail for distribution to our partner agencies, and also scans documents into our electronic records system. This work can be a little tedious at times, but Myles has approached it with enthusiasm and perseverance. We would like to thank him for being such a dependable and hardworking helper for our team!
AWARD: Development Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: Dickstein Sharpiro
HONOREE: Rick O’Neill
ACCOLADES: Rick O’Neill has been volunteering with Bread for the City’s Development Department since 2009. Through this role, Rick provides pro bono legal counsel on all estate and tax matters for Bread for the City. Specifically, he helps by teaching donors and staff about the best ways to support our mission through estate planning. Estate planning is a complicated subject, but Rick knows how to explain the process in a way that lay-people can understand – not an easy feat. In addition to his contribution of expertise, we appreciate Rick because is very responsive to our requests, and he’s a really nice guy. Thank you, Rick, for helping us to grow!
AWARD: Corporate Partner
ORGANIZATION: Clark Construction
HONOREE: Dave Pastrick
ACCOLADES: Clark Construction has been a partner of Bread for the City’s since 2011. Clark volunteers have helped in many capacities, including sorting clothing, working in our gardens, distributing produce at our Free Farmers Markets, packing Holiday Helpings bags, planting trees at City Orchard, and even serving on our Board of Directors. Clark is always willing to help where needed and respond to our urgent requests, when other large groups cancel, or when we receive an unexpected—and large—donation of food or clothing.
In addition to contributing to our mission through service, they have given in other ways too! They supported the expansion of our NW Center, hosted Thanksgiving lunches with proceeds benefiting Bread for the City, and have co-hosted golf tournaments to also help raise funds for our programs.
We thank Clark Construction for their great dedication and support of our mission!