Resolution J900-2013

Honoring Brown School's Inaugural Donor Recognition Award recipients

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Brown School's Inaugural Donor Recogni-
tion Award recipients

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride  in  acknowledging  its
esteemed  residents  and  entities  who have distinguished themselves in
their community; and
  WHEREAS, Brown School will present its first  ever  Donor  Recognition
Awards during its 120th Anniversary Gala to be held at River Stone Manor
on April 13, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  O'Connell  and  Aronowitz,  P.C.  will receive the Corporate
Partnership Award, the Schechter family and the Smachlo family will both
receive a Family Leadership Award, and  Robert  and  Carol  Keller  will
receive the Individual Leadership Award; and
  WHEREAS, O'Connell and Aronowitz, P.C. opened in 1925 and has provided
financial  support, legal counsel, volunteer parent support, and leader-
ship on Brown School's Board of Trustees; and
  WHEREAS, The firm's consistent and valuable support for  the  last  20
years certainly is an asset to Brown School and exhibits the true spirit
of the Corporate Partnership Award; and
  WHEREAS, Larry and Joanne Schechter are the proud parents of two Brown
School  graduates  and  have been active supporters of the school for 15
years; and
  WHEREAS, The Schechters' financial contributions and service to  Brown
School,  including  its  Board  of  Trustees, are valuable assets to the
school and exhibit the true spirit of the Family Leadership Award; and
  WHEREAS, Mark and Kelli Smachlo are the proud parents of  three  Brown
School  graduates; they have supported the school through service on its
Board of Trustees and through contributions to  its  athletic  programs,
educational  endowments, facilities, fundraising events, and scholarship
programs; and
  WHEREAS, The Smachlos' extraordinary service  to  Brown  School  is  a
valuable  asset to the school and exhibits the true spirit of the Family
Leadership Award; and
  WHEREAS, Robert and Carol Keller first joined Brown School's Board  of
Directors  in the 1980s and have served on numerous Board committees and
in various leadership positions; they are also the founders of the Brown
School  Access  Endowment,  which  supports  financially   disadvantaged
students for their entire Brown School education; and
  WHEREAS, The Keller's extraordinary service to Brown School is a valu-
able  asset to the school and exhibits the true spirit of the Individual
Leadership Award; and
  WHEREAS, The State of New York is pleased  to  join  Brown  School  in
recognizing these outstanding donors; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the first ever recipients  of  Brown  School's  Donor  Recognition
Awards; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  firm of O'Connell and Aronowitz, the Schechter family,
the Smachlo family, and to Robert and Carol Keller.

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