Each year, the New Haven Schools Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations that have exceeded all expectations in support of our programs. These awards bestow our highest honors and are named after local education’s biggest advocates.
Guy Emanuele Community Service Award
The Guy Emanuele Community Service Award is presented to a person who has devoted extensive amounts of time and resources to the Foundation, in a sustained manner over a number of years. Emanuele founded NHSF in 1981 for the purpose of coordinating community resources in support of education.
Tom Kitayama Business Award
The Tom Kitayama Business Service Award was established in April 2011 to recognize an organization in the community that has provided exemplary support for the Foundation. Kitayama ran a successful flower business in Union City and served as Mayor for many years. He was a huge advocate for education and provider of scholarships for graduating students.
Art and Cheryl Kuhlmann Award
This award was created in 2017 to honor a person or organization that provides scholarships to a graduating student. Art Kuhlmann served on the Board of the New Haven Schools Foundation from 1982 through 2017 and Cheryl taught at Logan High School for 20 years. They were volunteers with the New Haven Schools Foundation, and generous donors, as well.