Resident Honored as NYPA's 2002 Volunteer of the Year
June 4, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLAINS—Jerry Loughran, assistant general counsel at the New York Power
Authority (NYPA), was selected NYPA’s 2002 Volunteer of the Year for the
vital role he plays in the fundraising and other efforts of the Garden City
Community Fund (GCCF) on Long Island. Loughran was honored for his service
at the Friends of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Recognition
Luncheon held today Tuesday at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan.
greatest asset at NYPA is our people, like Jerry, who every day offer their
dedication and excellence on the job with NYPA and, in addition, make the
time to share those abilities with their communities as volunteers,” said
Louis P. Ciminelli, chairman of the Power Authority. “We take great pride
in the outstanding contributions Jerry has tirelessly made to his home town
of Garden City and in honor of his work at this essential organization, the
Power Authority is pleased donate $1000 to the GCCF.”
Loughran, a Garden City resident, joined the Power
Authority staff in 1977 and has served in several positions in the Human
Resources and Legal departments.
a non-profit community fund serving Garden City. They solicit contributions from local businesses and residents, and
annually raise about $150,000 for distribution to welfare and civic groups.
Many diverse organizations serving such causes as juvenile diabetes,
cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, domestic violence
and others have received GCCF funds.
the recent highlights of Loughran’s efforts and those of the GCCF executive
committee is that they were instrumental in organizing a Family Relief Fund
Benefit that raised more than $800,000 in a single evening for Garden City
family members of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In
January 2002, Loughran was elected to serve a two-year term as GCCF
past six years with GCCF, Loughran has devoted countless hours organizing
and participating in fund-raising events, interviewing prospective
recipients of the fund’s allocations and analyzing their financial records.
Loughran’s wife Grace is a banker with Bank of New York and they have two
daughters, Sandra and Brooke.
Power Authority has participated in the Volunteer of the Year program since
1995. Every year, the heads of NYPA’s business units, departments and
facilities select finalists from among nominees who have demonstrated
exceptional volunteer service and inspired others by their example. From
among those finalists, NYPA’s management committee selects the winner.