2010 Award Recipients
This award is presented to young people that have demonstrated outstanding service through fundraising, volunteerism or selfless acts done for the betterment of others. The recipient serves as a role model for other youth, promoting philanthropy and encouraging community involvement among young people.
This award is given as a tool to recognize and encourage our youth to carry on the philanthropic tradition of our country. It helps to promote an awareness and compassion of all living things. It encourages all youth, no matter their age or means, to share of themselves to make a difference, one dollar or one person at a time.
Ali Pascal (18), shown here with (l-r) with Larry Hostetler, Lynn Traver and David Barnes, receiving her award.
AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award Recipient age category 17-19
CCHS graduate '10
Ali was selected for the AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award for her work in fundraising and raising awareness of Breast Cancer. Ali started the "Wear Pink" Day at Central Catholic, whereby students are allowed to wear jeans and a pink shirt on a specific day if they donate $5.00 for the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Awareness fund. Ali has also been active with area churches - Our Lady of Fatima and St. Stanislaus, St. Mary’s kitchen in Stockton, and Salvation Army.
Makenzie Salyer (12), shown here with Larry Hostetler, Makenzie's guest, Lynn Traver and David Barnes
AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award Recipient age category 9-12
Turlock Junior High School
Makenzie was selected for the AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award for her multiple works in her school and community. In school, Makenzie developed and implemented a successful incentive plan for students in the classroom. She also volunteered in two clubs at school, one collected food for the needy and the other operated a recycling program. Makenzie was instrumental in a service project for the school. She spent two months of her lunch hours working on the organization, publicity and business
solicitations for prize donations. The event was successfully enjoyed by 800 students. Makenzie is also passionate about animals. She collects old newspapers and takes them to a recycling center. She then takes the money she and donates it to the animal shelter.
Makenzie was quoted as saying “I am inspired by the fact that if I help in the slightest way, I can make a difference. If you don’t help, I think you have empty feelings that stay there forever.”
Payton Potter (6), shown here with Larry Hostetler, Lynn Traver and David Barnes
AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award Recipient age category 5-8
Fremont Open School
Payton was chosen for the AFP Youth in Philanthropy Award for her early recognition of doing good for others. In 2009 she participated in a contest that involved doing a lemonade stand and donating the proceeds to charity. After losing her first tooth, Payton recognized the opportunity to do good by donating her money from the tooth fairy to Sierra Vista Child & Family Services.