A CELEBRATION OF MENTORING
On Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00PM EST, MENTOR New York hosted the virtual 2021 Mentor of the Year Awards presented by JPMorgan Chase and celebrated with community leaders and supporters of mentoring.
At the virtual 2021 Mentor of the Year Awards, attendees:
Heard moving mentoring stories from mentors selected as award recipients for the Mentor of the Year Awards.
Honored the vibrant life of Luke Boisi.
Enjoyed performances from talented young people including spoken word poetry, musical theater, and singing.
Learned more about MENTOR New York's work and why your support is so critical for the future of NY mentoring.
WHY THIS EVENT?
When you support MENTOR New York, you AMPLIFY Opportunity for over 500,000 young people in New York who need and want a mentor to help them tap into their greatest potential!
This event raises critical funds that propel MENTOR New York forward in our efforts to support the communities, schools, organizations, and companies where mentoring happens.
At the event, we celebrated five outstanding mentors from across New York State. From Buffalo to NYC to Long Island, congratulations to the five outstanding mentors selected as this year's award recipients.
Thank you to the great organizations who nominated these mentors: Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring, Response to Love Center, Student Sponsor Partners New York, EAC Chance to Advance.
HONORING LUKE BOISI
HONORING LUKE BOISI
Every year, we will honor the vibrant life of Luke Boisi, who tragically passed away at the age of 21.
The brother of Zach Boisi, a former Director of MENTOR New York, and the son of Geoff Boisi, the founder of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, Luke Boisi was impacted by mentoring. He spent the last few years of his life committed to helping others through his service with AmeriCorps.
SPECIAL THANK YOU
The 2021 Mentor of the Year Awards would not have been possible without the support of our generous event sponsors, our Board of Directors, our Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB), and the JPMorgan Chase Selection Committee. Thank you!
EVENT AD JOURNAL
The Boisi Family
Philip Bonanno & Dorothy Whalen
The Dagher Family
Daniel T Donnelly
Donnelly Building LLC
Mrs. Susan B. Karches
Mike & Ann Duffy
Rita Linchitz & Family
John & Pat Sheehy
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Matthew Spero, Chair
Stephen Verrone, Vice Chair
John Nardulli, Treasurer
Andrea Elder-Howell, Secretary
Vaughn L. McKoy
David H. Schwartz
Cristina Vitiello Sheldon
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY BOARD
Nicole White, Co-Chair
Zach Boisi, Co-Founder
Evan Marie Grogan
JPMORGAN CHASE SELECTION COMMITTEE
James (Jim) Reidy