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.

EVENT RECAP

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.

 

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

 

Click through to watch our video highlights from the 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards.

FULL EVENT RECORDING

EVENT PHOTOS

 

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.

Shante Blackwell

Consumer & Retail and Real Estate Investment Banking

Deborah Charlemagne

Market Director

Juan Galeano

Associate, Digital Payments Product Manager

Gabriel Godoy

Executive Director, Chase Wealth Management

Bryna Majidi

Market Director Banking

Jahaad Martin

Market Director of Wealth

Lidia Rachkova

Associate, Prime Services, Transition Management

Gladys Sandoval

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

Linda Armyn
Doreen Barry-Schneider
Rene Boisi
Pamela Danbusky
Dan Donnelly
Andrea Elder-Howell
Amanda Huang

Robert Salvatico

Steve Santino
David H. Schwartz
Katya Skoufalos
Fred Skolnik

Cristina Vitiello Sheldon
Harris Zakarin
Brian Ziegler

Learn more about our board.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY BOARD

Morgan Slade, Co-Chair

Nicole White, Co-Chair

Zach Boisi, Co-Founder

Casey Black

John Boisi

Lydia Boisi

Peter Boisi

Ryan Buser

Grace Fallon

Katrina Garry

Evan Grogan

Chelsea Landon

Christine Malhame

Megan McGurk

Perry Polakoff

Kylie Stevens

Learn more about our YPAB.

EVENT SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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Apogee Coaching and Consulting Strategies LLC

The Boisi Family

Philip Bonanno and Dorothy Whalen

Reuben and Jean Cohen ​​

Mrs. Susan B. Karches

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Silver Sponsor

Linda and Leonard Berkowitz

Barbara and Mark Boisi and Family

Joan Brennan

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

Schafer Cullen Capital Management

Bronze Sponsors

Mike and Ann Duffy

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Foschi

The Mailander Family

The Salvatico Family

John and Pat Sheehy

 

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

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