Past Seeds of Hope Honorees

Here is our list of past Seeds of Hope honorees and the organizations for which they volunteer.

To nominate a volunteer for the 2016 Garden State Seeds of Hope Awards, click here.

2016 SOH Awardees 
Suzanne Barron, Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation
Anthony Iannarone, Nutley Public Library
Alexandra Jackman, Teen Night Out; Children’s Specialized Hospital
Tyler Treible, Rockaway Township Fire Department
Susan Brillhart, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates

2015 SOH Awardees 
Amanda Cooper, Urban Promise & Moorestown Library
Diego Roldan, Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Monica McLellan, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice
Norberto Rivera, Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation
Lisa Goldman, Marc Berson and Rita Yohalem, Opportunity Project

2014 SOH Awardees
Eric Fuchs-Stengel, Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization
Kristen Gillette, The Kortney Rose Foundation
TJ Nelligan, 2014 Special Olympic USA Games
Zachary Brooks, Autism Speaks
Christine Callahan, Julia’s Butterfly Foundation

2013 SOH Awardees

Ed and Sue Goldstein, The Valerie Fund
Michael Augustowicz, Bergen Regional Medical Center
Marvin Smith, Literacy Volunteers of Union County
Ken McKeel, Monmouth County SPCA
Kelly McCormick, Roots & Wings

2012 SOH Awardees
Katie Meyler, More Than Me Foundation
Tricia Baker, Attitudes In Reverse (A.I.R)
Herb Ouida, Todd Ouida Children’s Foundation
Abby Hoffman, Elijah’s Promise
Ellen Smith, Hackensack University Medical Center’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

2011 SOH Awardees
Erika Rech, Mike Ruane, Breast Friends Forever
Linda Walder Fiddle, the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
Emmet Daly and Tom Cash, Student/Partner Alliance
Sister Jane Frances Brady, Court Appointed Special Advocates
Tim McLoone, Holiday Express

2010 SOH Awardees
Leonard Bornstein, Arts Unbound
Mary Kotzas, the Resale Shop
Nancy Liverakos, Amandla Crossing
James Mock, Rebuilding Together Jersey City
Susan Rose, Lauren Rose Albert Foundation
Janet and Peter Simon, Morristown Memorial Health Foundation

2009 SOH Awardees
Bob Benjamin, Light of Day Foundation
Ernie Cottrill, Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation
Leonard and Arlene Lieberman, NJPAC/Newark Museum
Dr. Laura McKirdy, the Lake Drive Foundation
Kathy Tanaka, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

2008 SOH Awardees
Susan Colacurcio, Franciscan Community Development Center of Fairview
Ruth Dugan, Bayonne Medical Center
Patrick Gonnelli, the Smile Forever Foundation
Carol Kivler, National Alliance on Mental Illness

2007 SOH Awardees
Dr. Ian Goonewardene, Community Health Practice
Chris Miles, A Step Toward Hope
William Morgan, P.I.L.O.T. (Personalized Independent Living Opportunities)
Mary Jane Salvato, Driven to Read Program
Phil Van Kirk, Affordable housing projects
Wendy Wintfeld, Early Childhood Learning Center of New Jersey

2006 SOH Awardees
Carmela Lunt, Community Hope Inc.
Deborah Belfatto, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, North Jersey Affiliate
Mary Hess, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, North Jersey Affiliate
Mark Hyman, Global Care Limited
Carol Ewertsen, Montclair Schools Rock
Bob Schechner, American Cancer Society
Warren “Buddy” Kirby, Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation

2005 SOH Awardees
Dennis Murray, the Chore Service
Ann and Ted Probert, Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Marie VanderZwan, Clara Maas Medical Center
Carole Ehlinger, Our Chance to Dance, Family Resource Associates
Lillian Hernandez, Dress for Success Jersey City
Marc and Michael Brummer, Operation Salami Drop

2004 SOH Awardees
Neil Gagnon, Morristown Memorial Health Foundation
Janie Schildge, Red Bank Crop Walk, Church World Service
Rhonda Y. Berry, New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
Pauline Sabas, Center for Hospice Care, St. Barnabas
Irene Dolan, Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Barbara Bell Coleman, Veronica Goldberg, Patricia E. Ryan and Diana T. Vagelos, New Jersey Performing Arts Center Women’s Association

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