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St. Thomas Aquinas College Students Named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Award presented by the Rockland Development Council recognizes those whose actions have impacted those in need.
(DECEMBER 10, 2012- Suffern, NY) The students of St Thomas Aquinas College have been named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Rockland Development Council (RDC), recognizing them for the sharing of their time, resources, and abilities. The award was presented by Sr. Peggy Scarano, OP, Development Director for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in a ceremony on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Crown Plaza hotel in Suffern, NY as part of RDC’s Philanthropy Day.
The award for Outstanding Youth/Young Adults in Philanthropy acknowledges the exceptional efforts of generosity, charity, and compassion of such individuals in Rockland county and recognizes those whose actions have impacted the lives of people in need.
“Although some students might only pass through Rockland during their college years they are encouraged to be aware of the needs of others and bring to life the college’s motto of ‘enlightening the mind through truth,’” commented Judy Perrin, Director of Development at the College. “With the guidance of faculty advisors the STAC students have made an impact on the lives of people of all ages by being involved with many agencies in Rockland County and beyond.”
Throughout the year, students participate in several community driven activities including raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Foundation, writing cards and coordinating supply drives for Rockland county troops serving overseas, collecting clothes and other items for people surviving house fires, helping with park cleanup days, and participating in Midnight Runs to New York City.
Philanthropy Day in Rockland is sponsored by the Rockland Development Council and is the largest one-day assembly of philanthropists and nonprofit organizations. It is a day to honor and celebrate those people who selflessly give back to the community. The event includes recognition of individuals who exhibit outstanding professional, volunteer, philanthropic, and corporate contribution efforts. Additional award recipients this year include Peter X Kelly: Outstanding Philanthropist; Carolyn Fish: Outstanding Professional; Abbey Ice & Spring Water/Vincent Abbatecola: Outstanding Corporate Leadership; and Cynthia Diamond: Outstanding Volunteer.
For more information regarding the Rockland Development Council feel free to contact them via email at email@example.com or write to RDC P.O. Box 915, Nyack, NY 10960.
St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions and is included on the Military Friendly Schools (R) listing. For more information, visit www.stac.edu.