Get Involved! Man of the Year – 2017 Honoree- Emmai Alaquiva (previous winners- 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- 2017 Honoree- Aradhna Oliphant (previous winners- 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 2017 Honoree- Diwas Timsina (previous winners- Wasi Mohamed, Auston Davis, Mike Church, Frank Macinsky, Kevin Ramser, Tim Lessick, Joe Madar)
The Get Involved! Male Rising Star 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 2017 Honoree- Michaela Buzzard (previous winners- Kristy Giandomenico, Brittany Reno, Meghan Dillie, Jessica Brubach, Allyce Pinchback, Alyssa DiLoreto, Josie Badger)
The Get Involved! Female Rising Star 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 2017 Honoree- Kevin White (previous winners- 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 2017 Honoree- Larry Berger (previous winners- 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.