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Yerwood Center Honors Community Members at 2nd Annual Hearts Ball

Awards were presented last Thursday to those who wholeheartedly serve and represent the city of Stamford.

Employees, members and friends of the gathered last Thursday at the Italian Center for the community center's 2nd annual Hearts Ball, which honors those who "have given their selfless time and effort to ensure the well-being of others."

WABC-TV senior meteorologist and Old Greenwich resident Bill Evans served as MC for an evening that was shared by Mayor Michael Pavia, Public Health & Safety Director Bobby Valentine, Yerwood Center President Eugene Campbell and Yerwood Chairman Osby McMillian.

The following is the list of 2011 Hearts Ball honorees:

Law Enforcement & Safety Award

Chief Robert McGrath,
Francis Cronin,
Silas Redd, Stamford Police Department


Civic Community Service Award

Julia Dean, Girl Scouts of America, Inc.
Todd Dupont,
Peter Gunn, Young Mariners Foundation
Felicia Hunter, formerly of The Daily Stamford
Juan Medrano, Hispanic Advisory Council of Greater Stamford
Dirk Millier, FSC Foundation
Person to Person
Ted Stourt, Borders, Inc.


Corporate Award

Citizen's Bank


Spirit Award

Jeré Eaton, Printabilities
John Downs, Downs Architecture
Susan Stanton, U.S. Scholar Program


Young Rising Star Award

Elijah Armstrong,
Dilanyi Dorce,
Fernanda Reyes,
Nalani Zhuta Medley,


Good Samaritan Award

Jack Bryant, NAACP, Stamford Chapter
Bishop Paul & First Lady Cherry Campbell
Inera Palmer, CTE, Inc.
Luclean Scoggin


Educators of the Future Award

Christine Bisceglie, AITE
Laureen Mody,
Nick Solitto,


Young Leaders Award

Derek Dunn,
Brittany Taylor, ARTS Program (Yerwood site)
Scarlett St. Louis, Westhill High School


Yerwood Staff of the Year

Erika Alexander


Senior of the Year

Blanche Sumpter


Yerwood Volunteer of the Year

Mary Morill


Lifetime Achievement Award

David Martin, Michael Allen Company
Annie Summerville, City of Stamford
Bobby Valentine, City of Stamford
Tony Pavia, New Canaan Public Schools

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