Association of Development Officers Announces 2011 Philanthropy Awards
Press release (Oct. 18, 2011) — The Association of Development Officers will host its 9th annual Philanthropy Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Tappan Hill, in Tarrytown, N.Y. The breakfast honors those who have made a positive impact in the nonprofit community, either through their philanthropic efforts or their dedication to their mission in the roles of Philanthropist, Nonprofit Board Member, Corporate or Foundation, Professional Fundraiser, and Youth. The standing-room-only event draws a large representation of nonprofits and the organizations that support them.
The 2011 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year is Patricia Lanza, of Eastchester, whose extraordinary generosity has affected Westchester County and beyond, providing major support to The Food Bank, Children’s Village, El Centro Hispano, The Exposure Foundation, Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, and more. Her charity has extended to Africa and Asia through UNICEF, the Ford Foundation and others.
Patricia Mulqueen, Community Affairs Director of Con Edison, will receive the award for Nonprofit Board Member of the Year for her work at the YWCA in White Plains. Ms. Mulqueen’s selflessness, vision and blend of professional talents and networks make her contribution as a board member exemplary.
PepsiCo EnAble has been named the Outstanding Corporate Foundation, in particular for its work with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Ability Beyond Disability. Both exemplify the unique relationship that has been forged with PepsiCo EnAble.
Pleasantville’s Rose Cappa, of Cappa Crucy & Co., will receive the Professional Fundraiser of the Year Award. Ms. Cappa’s creativity, professionalism and dedication are noteworthy in a field that is renowned for those qualities.
Katonah’s Michael Sabbath will receive the Youth in Philanthropy Award for his project benefitting the organization Ability Beyond Disability. Currently an eighth grader at John Jay Middle School, Michael used his musical talents as composer, lyricist, performer and producer to raise funds for people with disabilities, ultimately raising over $5,000, and inspiring over 140 fellow students to join him in his efforts.