Thank you to all of those who attended the Oct. 9 Pillars of the Community event, where we recognized our fabulous donors, staff members, partners, board members and volunteers. Barry and Barbara Zemel, pictured above, received the Pillars of Our Community award for their ongoing support, generosity and vision of the East Valley JCC.
The evening included a reception with delicious food by Chef Melinda, live music by guitarist Gal Drimmer and an award presentation. Here are some snapshots from the evening.
Clockwise from top: Gal Drimmer, top, provided music during the reception; EVJCC board president George Goffman welcomes the attendees; the EVJCCs new impact report highlights EVJCC programming.
ECLC Director Pam Morris presents Mike Noffke with the ECLC Volunteer Award.
Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO, presents the Pavers of the Community Award to Steve Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Reuben Huntington of Oldcastle Precast for their support in improving the centers playground.
Pam Morris, ECLC director, right, presents Kayla Field with a Staff Member of the Year Award.
Pam Morris, director of the Early Childhood Learning Center, presents Adi Heyman with a Staff Member of the Year award.
Board members Laura Burpee Austin and Fred Wabnik receive a Board Volunteer of the Year Award from Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO.
Representatives from the City of Chandler accept a Community Partner Award from Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO.
Detective Phil Graham of the Chandler Police Department accepts the Community Partner Award from Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO.
David DeCero receives the Board Member of the Year Award from Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO.
Sheryl Quen of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, Linda Zell of the Jewish Tuition Organization and Robin Loeb of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix attended the meeting, along with Marty Haberer, Federation CEO.
Hadasssah Baldinger, EVJCC COO, visits with Niki Tapia and Lauren Koll from the City of Chandler and Detective Phil Graham of the Chandler Police Department during the reception.
Guests enjoyed treats by Chef Melinda.