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2 Neighborhood volunteers receive Philanthropy Awards

Lori Pfeiler and Cady Mariano

Lori Pfeiler, CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, awarded the Robert Krejci Standards of Excellence Award by North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC)

Lori Pfeiler, CEO San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Lori Pfeiler, CEO San Diego Habitat for Humanity, receives Robert Krejci Standards of Excellence Award from North County Philanthropy Council

Neighborhood Healthcare nominated community leader and enthusiastic supporter, Lori Pfeiler, for the Robert Krejci Standard of Excellence Award, given by the North County Philanthropy Council. We are proud to share that Lori has been selected as this year’s award winner, for being someone who has gone beyond the call of duty in devotion, service, and uniqueness of circumstances to support others in the community. The award further recognizes Lori for her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in her personal and professional life. Lori most recently served on the Honorary Commitee for Neighborhood’s Speakeasy Soiree, Pace Setter Gala.

Congratulations Lori! We are thrilled to celebrate you.

Cady Mariano, President of the San Diego United Leo Club, awarded Outstanding Student Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Cady Mariano
Cady Mariano, donating N95 masks, receives the Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

17-year-old Cady Mariano has made serving others an integral part of her life since age nine when she began performing for Lions Club fundraisers. For the past seven years, she has led more than 30 young students in an average of 25 projects a year as the charter president of the San Diego United Leo Club, the youth division of Lions Club International.

More recently, Cady spearheaded fundraising efforts and led the Leo Club to work with multiple local charities to help pack and donate more than 40,000 N95 respirator masks, Surgical masks, infrared non-contact forehead thermometers and other items for 50 hospitals/clinics in 10 states including California, New York, and New Jersey to battle COVID-19.

This donation included 200 N95 respirator masks, and 24 infrared non-contact forehead thermometers to Neighborhood Healthcare facilities in San Diego and Riverside Counties.  Her efforts garnered well-deserved media in several outlets, including the San Diego Union-Tribune. Cady’s positive, enthusiastic attitude inspires other young people to get involved and recognize that they can do anything they want. She most certainly is one of the most transformative change agents of her time.

Congratulations Cady – we are so proud of you!