Community Service Awards

2011 Award Winners

Tianna Kesai Bailey for founding I.M.A.G.E - I Must Achieve the Goal to Excel, an after-school program providing activities, academic assistance, health education, and opportunities for exposure to over 300 school age children in the Edgewood and Whiteford communities.

Philip Bray for founding SafeHouse Outreach, a program to rescue runaways and sexually exploited children found on the streets of Atlanta.

Tony Conway for volunteer work with Senior Citizens Services and working with non-profits to make their fundraising efforts successful by donating goods and services.

Stephen B. Goot for his service as a volunteer at Shepherd Center, providing positive peer support to the patients, their families, sharing information about available services and providing tours of the hospital.

Stewart Harnell for volunteer service with Variety of Georgia, Tent 21, entertaining patients, sponsoring mobility bikes, fund raising and offering creative services.

Guenther H. Hecht for creating Second Helpings, a food rescue and distribution service for those in need, rescuing food from restaurants, supermarkets, schools and caterers and delivering it to shelters.

Rosie Hightower for founding House of Hope Christ-Centered Recovery, Inc. a safe transitional home for women and women with children who are in the process of completing residential treatment programs and preparing to become productive citizens again.

Bill Saling for founding Vets Help Vets, an organization dedicated to helping veterans with disabilities and their families, including a project to provide housing for families of military personnel undergoing treating at Shepherd Center.
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Ron F. Stewart for over 2000 volunteer hours providing support to patients and their families at Hospice Atlanta Center of Visiting Nurse Health System.

Jeremy Turner for founding Contribute2America, which creates effective change in the lives of homeless or near homeless through one on one interaction involvement in their lives providing food, first aid, clothing and support.


Rabbi Alvin M. Sugarman, Rabbi Emeritus at The Temple in Atlanta, has served this congregation since 1971. Rabbi Sugarman has touched the community of Atlanta as a rabbi, teacher, board member and voice for those who have no voice. He has served on countless boards including The Atlanta Jewish Federation, Jerusalem House, the Atlanta Girl's School, The Emory University Board of Trustees and the Georgia Council on Child Abuse. One of the founders of Genesis, an emergency shelter and transitional living program for homeless newborns and their families, Rabbi Sugarman played a vital role in the development and support of the shelter, involving faith based institutions committed to addressing homelessness, recruiting board members, and raising funds. Most recently, he has joined with three long-time Atlanta faith leaders to form Higher Ground, raising awareness and inspiring action on key issues affecting the greater Atlanta community.
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About CSA

Each year for the last 36 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards (CSA) has honored 11 outstanding local volunteers who have demonstrated selfless devotion for the betterment of the community.

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2012 CSA Beneficiary: CURE Childhood Cancer

Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer's mission is to conquer childhood cancer through research and support of patients and their families in their most critical time of need. Since CURE's establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused our efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer. Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. This year alone, CURE has committed nearly $1.5 million in research grants to innovative projects aimed at improving survival for children with difficult to cure cancers.

Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, addressing their critical and urgent needs. Our relationship with families begins at the point of diagnosis, and our support continues long after a child's journey with cancer ends, either through our survivorship education or bereavement care programs.

You can find out so much more information about the 2012 CSA beneficiary, by visiting the CURE Childhood Cancer website. - Learn More

Past Winners of the Community Service Awards

2011 Winners
2010 Winners
2009 Winners
2008 Winners
2007 Winners
2006 Winners
2005 Winners
2004 Winners
2003 Winners
2002 Winners
2001 Winners
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