The 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.

2017 – Don del Pilar

Don retired from his role as a counselor with NHUSD, but he hasn’t gone far. He is an active volunteer on school campuses and is a board member for the New Haven Schools Foundation.

2016 – Cheryl Kuhlmann

Cheryl taught at Logan High School for more than 20 years, instructing students in French and coaching them on leadership skills, and generally helping to guide students to be their best self. She was well known for designing and building fabulous floats for the Homecoming parade, and brought these skills to the NHSF annual galas. No job was ever too big. Cheryl fosters comradery, and assists wherever help is needed.

2015 – Eileen Riener

Prior to joining the Foundation, Riener was an active volunteer at Eastin Elementary, Alvarado Middle School, and James Logan High School. She joined the New Haven Boosters Association in 2010 to help save enrichment programs in our schools, and continues to be a tireless, dedicated volunteer with NHSF.

2014 – Barbara Aro-Valle

Upon her retirement from her position as Executive Director of the Foundation, Aro-Valle was recognized for over 20 years of involvement with NHSF and in support of students. She served in numerous volunteer capacities, and managed the operations of the Foundation and its programs.

2012 – Julie Zhu

Julie represents Fremont Bank on the Board of Directors and regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty to maximize NHSF support for students. She was Treasurer of the Foundation and continues to be a member of our Finance committee, offering expert advice and providing insight into our reports and investments. She is a member of most of our event committees and manages the process of awarding the Fremont Bank scholarship.

2011 – Jo Baig

Baig has been a Foundation board member for over 30 years. She joined as part of her official capacity as Vice President and Branch Manager for Bank of the West in Union City, and has continued as the board’s Co-Treasurer since she retired. She continues to support NHSF programs and ideals.

2010 – Phil Crosby

Crosby was President of the New Haven Schools Foundation from 2007 through 2010.  He facilitated the regorganization of the Foundation as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. With his strong leadership, the Foundation strengthened its board and embarked on a strategic planning process.

2009 – Art Kuhlmann

Kuhlmann has served on the Foundation board for over 25 years. Art is presently on the board and is a retired employee of the New Haven Unified School District.