Mardi Gras Gala Dinner Set for Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Transit Valley County Club: Win a Trip to Mardi Gras Anywhere in the World! Be part of the ASCF 23rd anniversary celebration and enjoy a lovely evening at Transit Valley County Club including cocktails, hors d'oerures, theme dinner and special awards to honor several community volunteers ~ see below for award recipients and bios.
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2016 Gala Award Honorees The Foundation holds the annual gala to recognize our neighbors who are making significant contributions of their time and talents to positively affect the lives of area seniors, enabling them to age within our community.
Senior Citizens Creative Advocate Award The ASCF Creative Advocate Award was established to recognize an individual, or organization, which has taken a creative new idea and developed it into a successful program, service or policy to support senior citizens. The Foundation is pleased to announce that Peter Fleischmann is the 2016 honoree. Mr. Fleischmann has served as director and CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies since 1982, where he leads all development, grantmaking, investment and administrative operations. The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies administers over 1,000 endowments, charitable trusts and other philanthropic funds serving broad charitable purposes, with assets of more than $165 million.
Senior Leadership Award Our Senior Leadership Award recognizes a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership by promoting and developing activities which provide a favorable climate for seniors to age within the community. For 2016, the ASCF has selected Ann Monroe as our senior leadership honoree. Since 2003, Ms. Monroe has served as president of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, an independent private regional health philanthropy which serves communities within the region.
Senior Citizen Volunteer Award There is no shortage of seniors in our community that give generously of their time to help others. These senior volunteers serve as a role model for all by demonstrating the critical importance of individual involvement and caring. One of these special individuals is Frank Temple a 91 year old World War II veteran who donated 430 hours (approximately 11 forty-hour work weeks) in 2015, providing needed transportation to area seniors through the Hearts and Hands program. Frank chauffeured 43 different individuals to 181 appointments, driving more than 6,100 miles to help his neighbors. Mr. Temple is also a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and finds time to volunteer through his church. The ASCF is proud to make Frank Temple our 2016 Senior Citizen Volunteer honoree.
Enjoy a photo album from our 2015 Awards Dinner below: