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Greater Rochester Awards


October 14, 2016
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Luncheon Noon – 1:30 pm

$600 Table of 10 – $60 Individual Seat

The Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester present the Greater Rochester Awards, which celebrate the exceptional work done by our community’s human services sector. The awards, given in several categories, will honor non-profit staff members, executives, volunteers and programs that make our community a better place to live.

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to attend, please email Stephanie Sulfaro at

Congratulations to our 2016 Honorees and finalists:

Board Leadership Award Honorees
Maggie Bringewatt, chairwoman, St. Ann's Community
Thomas Kelly, chairman, Rochester Rehabilitation, Inc.
Arlene Wilson, chairwoman, PathStone Corp
Career Achievement Award Honorees
Jan Mascari, manager of the central supply room, St. Ann's Community
Cher Niedermaier, Westmoreland house manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, N.Y. Inc.
Jody Todd Manly, clinical director, Mt. Hope Family Center
Community Champion Honorees
Sarah Heieck, regional sales representative, Pfizer Inc.
Karen Lustick, board member, Thompson Health and East House
David McNitt, volunteer reader and coordinator, Reach Out and Read program, Anthony L. Jordan Health Center
Executive of the Year Honoree
Mary Walsh Boatfield, president and CEO, CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation Center
Rising Star Honorees
Krystle Ellis
, director of operations and community programs, Wilson Commencement Park
Tanya Thurman, planning and evaluation specialist, Action for a Better Community Inc. 
Bethany Williams, special needs coordinator, Child Care Council Inc.
Outstanding Corporate Volunteer Group Honorees
Harris Beach PLLC
Eastman Kodak Co.

Bank of America Impact Award finalists 
winner receives a $10,000 stipend from Bank of America!
The Center for Youth's Safe Harbour Program
Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc.'s Health Care Coordination Service
Veteran's Outreach Center

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Sponsored by:

Supporting Sponsor:

Underwriting Sponsor:

S&T Bank


Click here to be notified when nominations open for the 2017 Greater Rochester Award Program 


Click here to view photos from the 2014 event.

Click here to view photos from the 2013 event.

Click here to view photos from the 2012 event.

Interested in Sponsoring an RBJ event? Call Jo Ann Geiger, director of advertising, today at 585-546-8303 or email

For more information regarding Rochester Business Journal events e-mail Stephanie Sulfaro, Events and Special Projects Manager, at

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