A Celebration of Mentoring
Each year, MENTOR New York community leaders and mentoring advocates to the MENTOR of the Year Awards, a night to honor mentors who go above and beyond for their mentees.
Why Support Mentoring?
Imagine empowering half a million young minds, unlocking their potential, and nurturing their ambitions. That's the impact of supporting MENTOR New York.
Join us in expanding opportunities for over 500,000 young people across the state who need and want a mentor. The MENTOR of the Year Awards raises critical funds to support our work in communities, schools, organizations, and companies where mentoring happens each day.
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Honoring Luke Boisi
Every year, we honor the vibrant life of Luke Boisi, who tragically passed away at the age of 21. Luke was 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 was personally impacted by mentoring and spent the last few years of his life committed to helping others through his service with AmeriCorps.
To honor Luke's life and legacy, we proudly present the Luke Boisi MENTOR of the Year Award to a mentor who was mentored themselves and embodies the spirit of carrying the torch forward.
At the heart of the mentoring movement are the adult volunteers and the young people they serve. The MENTOR of the Year Awards honors outstanding mentors from across New York State and awards a donation in support of their mentoring organizations. At the 2023 MENTOR of the Year Awards, we celebrated five inspirational mentors: Dr. Arlene Guerrero, Michael Brisbane, Gabriella Ferreira, Drin Kukaj, and Reginald Murray—this year's recipient of the Luke Boisi Award.
The MENTOR of the Year Awards would not be possible support of our generous event sponsors, Board of Directors, the Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB), and the Mentor Selection Committee.
Individuals and companies who sponsor the Awards are not only investing in the leaders of the future; they receive a variety of benefits including event tickets, brand recognition, a feature in our ad journal and press releases, and a place on MENTOR New York's Corporate Honor Roll. Contact Sam Cowles to learn more.
See the official ad journal to learn more about the event and the people and companies who help make it happen.