PORT JERVIS, NY — A longstanding community supporter, a family-based hospitality business team and a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping veterans have been named the 2023 Greater …
PORT JERVIS, NY — A longstanding community supporter, a family-based hospitality business team and a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping veterans have been named the 2023 Greater Pike Community Foundation honorees. They will be recognized at Greater Pike’s eighth annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 at Cedar Lakes Estate.
“As we move forward into our second decade of community service, Greater Pike is working hard to advance philanthropy and help address the evolving and emerging needs in our community,” said Gail Shuttleworth, Greater Pike board chair.
As part of the awards, Greater Pike will donate to the nonprofit organization of the honorees’ choosing.
Meet the honorees
Davis R. Chant was poshumously awarded the Barbara J. Buchanan Community Service Award. His family will accept the award, which honors him for his contributions to the betterment of the greater Pike region.
He pursued all his activities with the power of positivity, and believed in helping the community grow and thrive with a gentle touch and honest approach, a Greater Pike spokesperson said.
The Genzlinger Family/Settlers Hospitality will receive the Richard L. Snyder Business Leadership Award for the vision and fortitude to grow the hospitality industry in this region while utilizing sustainable practices to protect the environment, the spokesperson said.
Settlers Hospitality has expanded from its first restaurant in Hawley to six hotels, seven restaurants and a fitness center.
Grant Genzlinger has been active in the farm-to-table movement and has led the Wayne County Historical Society and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.
Jeanne Genzlinger is a past president of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau and has served numerous other nonprofit organizations. Younger members of the family continue the tradition of community service.
VetStock is awarded the Nonprofit Excellence Award for its 10-plus years serving Northeast Pennsylvania, building the financial strength of organizations that provide services to veterans, disabled veterans and active military men and women and their families.
Located in Milford and operated entirely by volunteers, VetStock’s fundraising efforts include a variety of events throughout the year. It also provides seed money for the Hometown Heroes Banner programs, funds for the Milford Quilting Guild (which makes quilts for the veteran’s home in Scranton) and scholarships for hundreds of families.
It provided funding for a fully accessible home in Hawley for a local disabled veteran who was able to relocate from a nursing facility in the Bronx. It also works with equine therapy and service dog programs to help veterans with PTSD.
Greater Pike helps individuals, families and local businesses to provide a permanent and personal way to give back to the community.
Cedar Lakes Estate is located at 1 Team USA Way.
Learn more at greaterpike.org/
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