All awards will be presented at the 9th Annual Get Involved!, Inc. Pittsburgh Service Summit on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The event will be held at Carlow University in the St Agnes Center from 5:00-8:00pm. The Service Summit brings together hundreds of students, young professionals, and community leaders to learn from keynote speakers about best practices and strategies to make a larger difference in the region. Over 350 young professionals, students, and lifelong learners attended the Service Summit last year.
Submit nominations no later than Sunday, January 28, 2018 to Get Involved!, Inc.
The Western PA Rising Stars awards are presented annually to 21 local young professionals (ages 21-30) in the non-profit, business, and governmental sectors who dedicate their time and talent to community organizations and who are making a positive difference in the region.
Get Involved! Man of the Year – 2018 Honoree- TBA (previous winners- Emma Alaquiva, Dr. Jim Withers, Grant Oliphant, Todd Owens, Bill Strickland, Bill Flanagan, Senator John Pippy, Former Allegheny County Chief Executive Jim Roddey)
The Get Involved! Man of the Year is presented to a community leader who is an active and passionate member of non-profit boards and organizations and who gives his sweat equity to improve our community and help others.
Get Involved! Woman of the Year- 2018 Honoree- TBA (previous winners- Aradhna Oliphant, Maggie Withrow, LaTasha Wilson-Batch, Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Dr. Mary Hines, Joyce Rothermel, Kate Dewey, Diane McMahon)
The Get Involved! Woman of the Year is presented to a community leader who is an active and passionate member of non-profit boards and organizations and who gives her sweat equity to improve our community and help others.
Get Involved! Male Emerging Leader Award 2018 Honoree- TBA (previous winners- Diwas Timsina, Wasi Mohamed, Auston Davis, Mike Church, Frank Macinsky, Kevin Ramser, Tim Lessick, Joe Madar)
The Get Involved! Male Emerging Leader is presented to a young professional who gives his time and talent to worthwhile causes both inside and outside of work and school.
Get Involved! Female Emerging Leader Award 2018 Honoree- TBA (previous winners- Michaela Buzzard, Kristy Giandomenico, Brittany Reno, Meghan Dillie, Jessica Brubach, Allyce Pinchback, Alyssa DiLoreto, Josie Badger)
The Get Involved! Female Emerging Leader is presented to a young professional who gives her time and talent to worthwhile causes both inside and outside of work and school.
Dr. Tom Baker Community Leader Award 2018 Honoree- TBA (previous winners- Kevin White, Nathan Darity, Jason Rivers, Commander Scott Schubert, Vivian Lee Croft, George Savarese, Dr. Carol Utay, Regina Anderson) The Dr. Tom Baker Community Leader Award will be presented in honor of the memory of Dr. Thomas A. Baker, who was a teacher within the Pittsburgh Public Schools throughout his entire professional career before passing away in 1991. Baker was a teacher, author, coach, board member, and even utilized his creative talents as emcee of talent shows and as mascot of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The Dr. Tom Baker Community Leader Award will go to a passionate, energetic, and positive community champion who makes an impact and helps others in a myriad of ways.
“The Patty Award”- Patty Verostko Award for Child Advocacy 2018 Honoree- TBA (previous winners- Larry Berger, Sylvia Lynn, Danielle and Patrik Mccain of Jameson's Army, Stephanie Tecza, Bill Isler, Diane Hartman, Liz Healey, Lu Randall) Patty Verostko has spent her lifetime helping children. She became the first woman elected to the Jewish Community Center Baseball Hall of Fame for her volunteer efforts as a coach. Verostko has worked for a number of non-profits and programs and always puts the best interest of children first. The winner of “The Patty Award” should share this commitment to children and passion for improving their lives.
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