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,
Silas Redd, Stamford Police Department
Civic Community Service Award
Julia Dean, Girl Scouts of America, Inc.
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.
Jeré Eaton, Printabilities
John Downs, Downs Architecture
Susan Stanton, U.S. Scholar Program
Young Rising Star Award
Nalani Zhuta Medley,
Good Samaritan Award
Jack Bryant, NAACP, Stamford Chapter
Bishop Paul & First Lady Cherry Campbell
Inera Palmer, CTE, Inc.
Educators of the Future Award
Christine Bisceglie, AITE
Young Leaders Award
Brittany Taylor, ARTS Program (Yerwood site)
Scarlett St. Louis, Westhill High School
Yerwood Staff of the Year
Senior of the Year
Yerwood Volunteer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
David Martin, Michael Allen Company
Annie Summerville, City of Stamford
Bobby Valentine, City of Stamford
Tony Pavia, New Canaan Public Schools