Community Leadership Awards
For more than 10 years, Mr. Blaydes has provided pro-bono services for the Wellness House in Hinsdale, Ill., advising about 500 people a year.
Mr. Pearman has helped the tiny Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation raise $2.5 million to transform an abandoned nursing home into a community center.
Integrating people with special needs into the community is the goal of Mr. Hull and his wife, Anne, founders of the Heartstrings Community Foundation.
After a 2005 trip to Nicaragua with Connecticut Quest for Peace, Mr. Bailey committed himself to the organization's mission to provide support to that country's poor.
Mr. Sweat is executive director of David's Hope International, which supports an extremely poor rural community in Kenya, with a focus on creating a self-sustaining way of life.
Mr. Wise is chairman of Timmy Global Health, which provides health care to the poor and encourages a future health care workforce to think globally.
Ms. Coogan and Ms. Garrison are volunteer leaders for the InfluenceHer Program, a 3-year-old initiative of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County for girls 10 to 18 that supports role model programming.
Mr. Bachrach and Mr. Finke's firm has donated more than $150,000 to support Honor Flight Tri-State, an organization that flies veterans to visit the national war memorials in Washington.
Mr. Theis is team leader for a Merrill Lynch volunteer project that has "adopted" some 50 foster children from the Children's Home + Aid in Evanston, Ill.
Mr. Steadly is dedicated to the Hyde Leadership Charter School in an impoverished section of the South Bronx, donating and raising more than $86,000, with another $198,000 in the pipeline.
Ms. Altfest spearheaded the creation of the Yorkville Common Pantry, which provides hot meals, nutrition education and case management services to more than 25,000 people annually.
Mr. Barbis founded the Rose Brucia Educational Foundation, which provides elementary schools with programs about safety with strangers.
Mr. Carlson has been involved for 20 years with Working in the Schools, a literacy organization that serves low-income and minority students in Chicago public schools.
Mr. Tischer is a volunteer after-school tutor for the Midtown Educational Foundation that provides after-school and summer academic and character-training programs for Chicago kids from grades 4 through 12.
Mr. Plyer created the Leadership 101 program for the Atlanta Youth Academy, an inner-city Christian school. The students perform community service and participate in mentoring and special projects
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