Bronx Week Volunteer Breakfast & Induction Ceremony

Annie Simon (l), Beth Kublin (c) and Manuel Lara (2nd from r) of Good Sheperd Services received the Bronx’s 2017 Volunteers of the Year from Borough President Diaz (2nd from l) and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of NY executive director.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. toasted several distinguished honorees at this year’s Bronx Week grand finale breakfast gala on Sunday, May 21.

Margarita Castro and Luis Angel Paztoriza (2nd from r) of Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry received the Bronx’s 2017 Volunteers of the Year from Diaz (l) and Msgr. Sullivan.
Photo by Edwin Soto

The day featured a volunteer break and induction ceremony at the Bronx County Building to honor local volunteers as well as this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame inductees Latin music superstar Prince Royce, hip-hop pioneer Funkmaster Flex, ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Selenis Leyva and medical inventor Dr. Manny Villafana.

Norma Gonzalez (2nd from l) and Marta Rivera of Casita Maria received the Bronx’s 2017 Volunteers of the Year from Diaz (l) and Msgr. Sullivan.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Juana Ramirez (l) and Ana Tirado of Bronx Food Hub received the Bronx’s 2017 Volunteers of the Year from Diaz (2nd from l) and Msgr. Sullivan.
Photo by Edwin Soto

(l-r) The Bronx’s 2017 Volunteers of the Year award recipients Elizabeth Lavin and Stephen Jackson of Astor Services, Borough President Diaz and Msgr. Sullivan.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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