Over 90 guests joined us to celebrate the Class of 2018 at The Loft at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT on March 8, 2018. Eight candidate teams, comprised of over 85 students, parents, and adult team members were recognized for their incredible fundraising efforts in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission. The class collectively raised over $125,000 for blood cancer research and patient programs. It was an awesome evening!
Congratulations and thank you, Class of 2018!
Hannah Cleary & Brian Dervin–School of the Holy Child, Rye NY & Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY
Amilia & Matt Gullotta–Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
Dylan Goldstein & Owen Shaw–Tappan Zee High School, Orangeburg, NY & Nyack High School, Upper Nyack, NY
Julia Lenz & Nikki May–Irvington High School, Irvington, NY
Kerry Soropoulos–Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck, NY
Ana Colburn–Wilton High School, Wilton, CT
Israel Torres–White Plains High School, White Plains, NY
Melinda Chavez, Henna Khan, & Patricia Paladio–Alexander Hamilton High School, Elmsford, NY
2018 Students of the Year Winners
Led by co-captains Brian Dervin and Hannah Cleary,
Gammy's Angels were the top fundraisers raising over $35,000.
2018 Citizenship Award for Mission Integration
Gullottas Fight Cancer
Awarded to co-captains Amilia and Matthew Gullotta.
2018 Citizenship Award for Community Service
Awarded to co-captains Dylan Goldstein and Owen Shaw
Special thank you to Cheryl Moss Photos and Serendipity
for capturing photos from the evening!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS.
Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of 7 week competition earns the title Student(s) of the Year and a $2,500 scholarship grant. The program is open to high school students (public or private) in Connecticut and the Westchester and Hudson Valley regions of New York.
For motivated high school students, this program ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS, they will make a real impact in the fight against blood cancers.
In addition to the Student(s) of the Year award for the top fundraising team, those students who excel in the areas of mission awareness, volunteerism or community involvement are eligible for recognition via the citizenship awards presented at the Grand Finale celebration.
Learn about ways to get involved!
For more information,please contact:
Michele Lippin, Campaign Manager