A magical evening of celebration and inspiration
City Year New Hampshire's 15th Annual Starry Starry Night Gala
Recognizing 15 individuals with the 2015 Spirit of City Year Award
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH
The 14th Annual Starry Starry Night
On Saturday March 29th, City Year New Hampshire honored President and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental and Chair of the New Hampshire Board of Education Tom Raffio and his wife Lisa with the 2014 Lifetime of Service Award at City Year’s 14th annual Starry Starry Night benefit gala.
More than 300 business and community leaders, citizens, and City Year members gathered to be part of this inspirational and spirited event, to celebrate City Year's work to increase the national graduation rate and to honor the Raffios for their significant and long-lasting contributions to the state of New Hampshire and its citizens.
Throughout the evening guests learned about City Year’s work and impact in the Manchester School District as well as the organization's rich culture and leadership training.
City Year is an education focused AmeriCorps program that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time, team based service to help keep students in school and on track to graduate successfully. City Year New Hampshire corps members serve primarily in six elementary schools in Manchester, NH. Corps members are with students from the first bell in the morning through the close of their after-school program. They address the academic and socio-emotional needs of students who are falling off-track in their ABCs - Attendance, Behavior, and Course completion in math or English. City Year's inspiration and dedication is to help get at least 50% of these students back on track to graduate successfully.
Past honorees include Mayor Ted Gatsas and Cassandra Gatsas, The Timberland Company, Paul and Sandra Montrone, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Bill Shaheen, Lew Feldstein, Governor John Lynch and Dr. Susan Lynch, and Senator Judd Gregg and Kathy Gregg.
To enjoy some photos from our 2014 event, click here.