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The Second Step 'Founder's Award'


The Boston Celtics ‘Heroes Among Us' Award

The Karen Yahara Service Award
The Karen Yahara Service award is an annual award, given in honor of one of the organization's three co-founders, who passed away in June of 2006. It is presented to a Birthday Wishes volunteer or volunteers who exemplify Karen's dedication to children and compassion for others.

2015 Recipients:
Jill Glazer
Joanne Weil

2014 Recipients:
Meghan McGough
Tammy Schneider

2013 Recipients:
Denise Rufo
Dale McCarthy

2012 Recipients:

Andrea Horowitz
Jessica & Nicole Rapfogel

2011 Recipients:
Maura Dankert
Tamara Dzialo
Marissa Giannetto
Dale McCarthy
Denise Rufo
Jill Soares
Kerryn St. Andre

2010 Recipients:
Karen Edelstein
Kim Mellon
Carla Newton
Matt Putnam
Team Hasbro

2009 Recipients:

Kellene Falco
Devra Kotel
Heidi Silveira
Suzy Willard Rosenthal and Eva Willard-Bauer

2008 Recipient: Philip Alexander and Janice McCullough

2007 Recipients: Julia Cohen and Maureen Outlaw

2006 Recipients: Cheryl Baughman and Dena Ceullar

Cheryl Baughman, Dena Ceullar, Marty Leander
& Michika Yakara pose with the Karen
Yahara Service Award in 2006. The award
honored Baughman & Ceullar for their
continued service throughout the year.