Bronx Y Celebrates Bon Appetit Fundraiser

Laura Guerriero (l), Bronx Times Reporter publisher and Bronx YMCA executive board member, presented honoree Rosemary De Luca with the Y Medallion.
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Four local leaders for a treat at this year’s Bronx YMCA Bon Appetit Fundraiser on Thursday, September 7 at 2 Castle Hill Avenue. The annual celebration paid homage to honorees Gary Axelbank, ‘BronxTalk’ host; Rosemary DeLuca, former Wildlife Conservation Society executive; Demetris Giannoulias, Spring Bank founder and CEO; and Nalini Singh, Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School principal.

Geri Sciortino (r) awarded TV personality Gary Axelbank the prestigious Y Medallion.
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Honoree Demetris Giannoulias (2nd from l) proudly accepted his Y Medallion from (l-r) Y board members Pedro Barry, Geri Sciortino and Edison Ortega.
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Marliza Christopher (r) helped (l-r) Peggy Vega, Eugene Oliver and Carol Hayes make selections at the ‘Good to Go’ table.
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Mike Florio displayed some of his delicious treats at the ‘Golden Glow Cookies’ table.
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Honoree Nalini Sing (2nd from l) graciously accepted her awards from the Bronx Y’s (l-r) Sharlene Brown, executive director; Geri Sciortino, board of managers chairwoman and Ivette Vazquez, program director.
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