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Volunteer New York Honors Ana Yee with 2020 Volunteer Spirit Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Director, Communications and External Relations
973-200-1099
KME@BerkeleyCollege.edu
VOLUNTEER NEW YORK HONORS ANA YEE
WITH 2020 VOLUNTEER SPIRIT AWARD

White Plains Resident Celebrated for Support
of Gilda’s Club Westchester and White Plains Youth Bureau

Ana Yee

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Ana Yee, Director, Berkeley College Alumni Career Services and Quality Control, recently was recognized by Volunteer New York with a Volunteer Spirit Award for her work in the White Plains community. The Volunteer Spirit Awards were presented virtually on April 9, 2020. Yee, a resident of White Plains, NY, received the award in the Quality of Life category for her years of volunteerism with Gilda’s Club Westchester and the White Plains Youth Bureau.

“Right now, our region, our state, our country, our world needs this event. We need to come together to embrace the powerful good that volunteers add,” Alisa Kesten, Executive Director, Volunteer New York, told the virtual audience, acknowledging that April is Global Volunteer Month.

Yee said her father, a diplomat from El Salvador, taught her the importance of community, and inspired her to give back. For nearly a decade, she has served as a volunteer at Gilda’s Club Westchester, a community for cancer support. Yee also shares her passion for helping young people with the White Plains Youth Bureau, where she organizes the donations of Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts for families in need.

In her 33 years at Berkeley College, Yee has placed thousands of students in internships and careers – including more than 100 interns and 10 graduates in jobs with Gilda’s Club and the White Plains Youth Bureau. Frank Williams, Executive Director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, called her “a servant leader.” 

“I am truly honored to receive this award. Volunteering was something that was expected when I was growing up – part of the fabric of our family,” Yee said. “We are definitely living in uncertain times now, and volunteering can make a positive difference for others and ourselves. Small actions can be so powerful. I challenge you – leave a lasting positive touch for another person. Find a way to reach out –now more than ever.” 

Watch the Awards Ceremony: Click here to watch the Volunteer Spirit Awards.

Ana Yee Berkeley

Photo Caption: Ana Yee, Director, Berkeley College Alumni Career Services and Quality Control (left) and Kerry-Ann Phillips, Legal Assistant, Berkeley College, plant flowers at Gilda’s Club Westchester during Berkeley College Community Service Week. Yee was recognized by Volunteer New York with a Volunteer Spirit Award for her work in the White Plains community.

About Berkeley College
Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, as well as in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 5,700 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for seven consecutive years. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.

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