On Thursday, September 24th at 6:00PM EST, MENTOR New York celebrated the first-ever virtual 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards along with over 140 community leaders and supporters of mentoring.
Presented by JPMorgan Chase, the online event recognized five outstanding mentors, celebrated the accomplishments of 2020, honored the vibrant life of Luke Boisi and celebrated Jean Lahage Cohen for her 25 years of service to the organization.
The 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards presented by JPMorgan Chase:
celebrated outstanding mentors and share their stories
showcased our work during the COVID-19 pandemic
highlighted key work being done to ensure the mentoring movement is more inclusive and equitable
honored the life of Luke Boisi
celebrated Jean Lahage Cohen's 25-year career
Thanks to the generosity and support of the JPMorgan Chase Selection Committee, community leaders and both corporate and individual sponsors, the event was a success and timely reminder about the power of quality mentoring relationships.
Click through to watch our video highlights from the 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards.
FULL EVENT RECORDING
SPECIAL THANK YOU
This event would not be possible without the support of our outstanding JPMorgan Chase Employee Selection Committee, our Board of Directors, our Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) and our generous event sponsors. Thank you!
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JPMORGAN CHASE EMPLOYEE SELECTION COMMITTEE
Thank you to this committee of JPMorgan Chase employees! They generously donated their time and talents to help review all of the mentor nominations and select five winners to be recognized at the 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards.
Consumer & Retail and Real Estate Investment Banking
Associate, Digital Payments Product Manager
Executive Director, Chase Wealth Management
Market Director Banking
Market Director of Wealth
Associate, Prime Services, Transition Management
VP, Branch Manager
Raj (Rajalakshmi) Shiva
VP, Compliance Markets Surveillance
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vaughn L. McKoy, Chair
Matthew Spero, Vice Chair
Stephen Verrone, Secretary
John Nardulli, Treasurer
David H. Schwartz
Cristina Vitiello Sheldon
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY BOARD
Morgan Slade, Co-Chair
Nicole White, Co-Chair
Zach Boisi, Co-Founder
Apogee Coaching and Consulting Strategies LLC
The Boisi Family
Philip Bonanno and Dorothy Whalen
Reuben and Jean Cohen
Mrs. Susan B. Karches
Linda and Leonard Berkowitz
Barbara and Mark Boisi and Family
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP
Schafer Cullen Capital Management
Mike and Ann Duffy
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Foschi
The Mailander Family
The Salvatico Family
John and Pat Sheehy
SPONSOR THE 2021 MENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The 2021 Mentor of the Year Awards will once again be a virtual event with ample opportunities for corporate sponsors to share their brand with the community while giving back in a meaningful way that drives the Mentoring Movement forward and providing positive business benefits.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Brenda Jimenez at to learn more.
YOUR SUPPORT IN ACTION
For over 25 years, MENTOR New York has been the go-to resource for building sustainable and mutually-beneficial mentoring programs.
Generous supporters like you ensure that MENTOR New York is able to:
start mentoring programs in schools, community centers, nonprofits, corporations and everywhere else that young people live, learn, work and play.
train professionals how to run and expand their mentoring programs to better serve young people.
provide no-cost consulting to mentoring program leaders to improve quality and solve challenges.
connect professionals from across the mentoring field through conferences, round tables and other peer sharing forums.
“MENTOR NY has been able to build up a roster of folks that can share their experiences at this time and that’s been very beneficial...to be able to connect with other people across the region who are engaged in similar work and to be able to learn best practices as well as being able to talk about the similar issues we’re all having.”
- Jared Shortmeier, Admin Director / Program Manager CHIME Administrative Director, Empire State Youth Orchestra
“Being able to get on the [MENTOR NY] webinars and finding out more information and different ways to keep our mentees and mentors engaged, as well as finding out different resources for us... [MENTOR NY] has helped us evaluate how we can make it more engaging and more fun as well as best practices when it comes to being a virtual program.”
- Stephanie Rivera, Mentoring Program Coordinator, Say Yes Buffalo (left)
- Tereka Baltimore, Scholar Mentoring Supervisor, Say Yes Buffalo (right)
PROGRAMS WE SERVE
OUR WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC
Learn more and ensure that the work continues. Make a donation now to support MENTOR New York.