In 1978, the Human Services Planning Council (HSPC) established the Katherine S. Rozendaal Award to honor a person whose volunteer leadership and activities have had a positive impact on the Schenectady Community. The YWCA NorthEastern NY is proud to continue the presentation of this prestigious award and invites the community to recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers.
In order to be eligible for the award, the following criteria must be met:
- the nominee must be currently serving as a volunteer in Schenectady County;
- the nominee should be one whose leadership and activities have had a positive impact on the community and those served as demonstrated through creativity, delegation, management skills, recognition by peers, and interpersonal skills;
- the nominee should be one whose activities are diverse and who has demonstrated commitment over the years; and
- the activities for which the individual is being nominated may not be part of a paying job.
2017 Katherine S. Rozendaal Awardee
The YWCA is proud to announce the 2017 Katherine S. Rozendaal Awardee, Carole Merrill-Mazurek.
Many of you are very familiar with the work Carole did here at the YWCA for over 25 years in the domestic violence programs.
In retirement, Carole has continued to utilize her tremendous skills to help the community by volunteering at the local food pantry, Schenectady City Inner Ministry (SICM), and continuing to serve on the Boards of Bethesda House and Fostering Hope, contributing her knowledge to the betterment of the citizens of Schenectady.
Carole is also a self-taught artist who has donated paintings to various organizations for fund raisers. Carole is a wonderful role-model to anyone who aspires to volunteer. We look forward to many more years of her selfless and dedicated service to those in need.
Katherine S. Rozendaal Awardees
|2011||Denise Murphy McGraw|
|2010||H. Jean & John W. Wilkinson|
|2008||Dr. Arnold Ritterband & Dr. Clifford Tepper|
|2007||Edna Scheper, Marsha Mortimore, & Cristine Cioffi|
|2006||Israel “Jake” Jacobs & Carolyn Micklas|
|2005||Margaret Mardy Moore & Helen Quirini|
|2004||Chauncey Williams & Kevin Karpowicz|
|2000||Nancy Lange & Mary D’Ercole Pritchard|
|1994||Anne Phillips & Julia Burgess|
|1993||Rev. Carl Taylor|
|1991||Evelyn Holmblad & Alfred Lowe|
|1985||Kathleen Selfridge Chesbrough|
|1983||Doris Aiken & Benjamin Wollner|
|1980||Peg Lordi & Marie Gorman|