- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sheila Cohen, President
Baldwin Foundation for Education (BFE)
e-mail: Sheila CohenVirginia (Ginny) Foley, co-president of the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and Stephen (Steve) Carroll, Head Varsity Football Coach at the high school, were chosen by the Board of Trustees at its November meeting to be honored at the annual Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Baldwin High School.
Ms. Foley has brought the Chamber to new prominence in the community, featuring events such the picnic at Baldwin Park, the Pancake Breakfast, the Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies; has worked in cooperation with town and county governments on the Downtown Fa ade Improvement Program. In 2000 she was named Baldwin Small Business Person of the Year by the Nassau Council of Chambers.
Mr. Carroll, son of the late Tom Carroll (member of the Board of Education) and Cathy Carroll (BFE board member), was voted Nassau County Coach of the year in 2005, New York Jets Coach of the Week, coached the Baldwin Bruins to its first County Title since 1953, earned a PTA Life Membership from Brookside School, and volunteers at Island Harvest Food rescue.
The Spring Celebration will be held from 3-6 pm in the High School Commons. A brief program and a light supper donated by Baldwin merchants complete the event. The cost is $15 and the entire community is welcome. Write the BFE P.O. Box 350, Baldwin 11510-0350 or e-mail: Sharon Knoernschild or Melissa Manning for further information.
FORMER AWARD RECIPIENTS:
1998-99 BFE PRESIDENT- PEGGY HILLSGROVE SPIRAKIS
NYS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE- LEO McGINITY
1999-00 BFE ATTORNEY- H. WILLIAM HODGES
FORMER SUPERINTENDENT- GENE LANZARO
2000-01 FORMER AST. SUPERINTENDENT- PETER K. LYNCH
FORMER ADMINISTRATOR -JOHN RYAN
2001-02 PAST PRES. BOARD OF EDUCATION JOAN TIEDEMANN
PAST PRESIDENT BFE – ROBERT WEISSER
2002-03 PAST PRESIDENT BOARD OF ED- LORRAINE DELLER
BFE VICE-PRESIDENT- FLORENCE KELLY HAFF
2003-04 JOURNALIST & VOLUNTEER- JOAN DELANEY
35-YEAR BALDWIN FACULTY MEMBER- MARIE JENSEN
2004-05 MEADOW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – JOAN FLATLEY
2005-06 BALDWINCOUNCIL/DRUG ABUSE-CLAUDIA ROTONDO
ED INGLES-BROADCASTER, COACH, EDUCATOR
MARGARET FOLEY-INGLES-PTA/BOY/GIRL SCOUTS
2006-2007 VIRGINIA (Ginny) FOLEY, Co-President Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, voted Small Business Person of the Year 2000 by Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce
STEVE CARROLL, Head Varsity Football Coach Baldwin Bruins, Nassau County Coach of the Year in 2005
2007-2008 PAT BENHAZL, 32 years Baldwin H.S. Business Faculty
2008-2009 NO SPRING CELEBRATION
2009-2010 SHEILA COHEN, BFE President 6 years, State President NY State PTA
WILLIAM ST. GEORGE (posthumously), Baldwin Fire Chief,
Commander NY City Fire Department