Vanessa Kaye Watson at the Podium-NY-VOTY-2015

Pro Bono Partnership celebrates its Volunteers of the Year at regional events hosted throughout its service area. Browse through the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Program and photo album to get to know more about our corporate, law firm, and individual volunteers of the year.

2016 Volunteers of the Year


New York/Fairfield County Volunteers of the Year

  • Stephen E. Cooper, Esq., Robinson & Cole LLP
  • Marc Gold, Esq., Thomson Reuters
  • Verity Rees, Esq., Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

New Jersey Volunteers of the Year

  • Brian Ginsburg, Esq., Sanofi US
  • Dun & Bradstreet Legal Department

Connecticut Volunteers of the Year

  • Krystyna M. Blakeslee, Esq., Dechert LLP
  • Jessica Seger Bula, Esq., Dechert LLP
  • Samantha Gardner, Esq., Dechert LLP

2016 Honor Roll & Founding Volunteers

Past Honorees


2015

United Technologies Corporation; Dechert LLP; Christophe Durrer, Colgate-Palmolive Company; William Malpica, RBS; Terrence J. McAllister, Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.; Chris A. Johnson, FTI Consulting; Susan L. Crane, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation; Peter A. Dagostine, Robinson + Cole LLP; Susan N. Masters, Robinson + Cole LLP; Tiffany R. Hubbard, McCarter & English, LLP

2014

IBM Corporation; Day Pitney LLP; Vanessa K. Watson, ‎MasterCard Worldwide; Tara Daub, Nixon Peabody; Mark Benevenia, Merck & Co., Inc.; Michael J. Hughes, The Prudential Insurance Company of America; Thomas Calvocoressi; Dean F. Radke, Law Offices of Dean F. Radke; Anne Marie Segal, Segal Coaching

2013

Pratt & Whitney; Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Dale C. Fredston, Sterling Bancorp and Sterling National Bank; Joseph C. Galardi; Steven Weinberger

2012

BASF Corporation; McCarter & English, LLP; Eric I Cohen, Terex Corporation; Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Robinson & Cole; Brian DuPerre, UnitedHealthcare; Gary Ekman, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Patricia Melick, Wiggin and Dana LLP

2011

Merck & Co., Inc.; Jackson Lewis LLP; Patricia Bowen, UnitedHealthcare; Melanie L. Brown, BASF; Greg Conroy, Mayer Brown LLP; Sally Lake

2010

RBS Global Banking & Markets – Americas; Robinson & Cole LLP; Vance G. Camisa, Merck & Co., Inc.; Barry L. Salkin, Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP; Ginger H. Stillman, Verizon Wireless

2009

UnitedHealth Group; Hogan & Hartson LLP; Stacey Babson-Smith, Terex Corporation; Amy L. Festante, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Steven A. Moll, Thomson Reuters

2008

IBM Corporation; Wyeth; Dechert LLP; Evan J. Charkes, Citigroup Global Wealth Management; Peter A. Gutermann, Pratt & Whitney

2007

General Electric Corporation; Honeywell International Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; Prudential Financial; Toni Anne Nichels, Xerox Corporation; Leonard D. Andrew, Retired, IBM America; Lee Braem, Degussa; Susan Corcoran, Jackson Lewis; Anahaita Kotval, RBS Greenwich Capital

2006

Honeywell International Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Boehringer Ingelheim; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Yee-Min Gan, GE Commercial Finance; George N. Nichols, The Ferguson Library; Debra A. Shelinsky Greene, Merck & Co., Inc.

2005

Sony Electronics Inc.; Winston & Strawn LLP; Jason Mark Anderman, Becton, Dickinson and Company; Melissa Bellavia, PepsiCo, Inc.; F. Maureen Duffy, IBM Corporation

2004

Merck & Co., Inc.; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Richard C. Altman, Savino Del Bene U.S.A., Inc.; Diane C. Iglesias, SBC East; Frederick T. Forster, Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Kyle A. Odin, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

2003

Johnson & Johnson; Robinson & Cole LLP; Susan Corcoran, Jackson Lewis LLP; David Fritz, Sony Electronics, Inc.; Anahaita Kotval, RBS Greenwich Capital Markets

2002

Prudential Financial, Inc.; Shipman & Goodwin LLC.; Lee Braem, Quest Diagnostics, David Yawman of PepsiCo, Inc.; Alan Wolfert, IBM Corporation

2001

GE Capital; Joan Hayden, Prudential Financial; Toni Anne Nichels, Xerox; Craig Pintoff, Crompton Corporation

2000

PepsiCo, Inc.; Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman; Sandra G. Emerling, General Electric Capital Corporation; Randy Kamen, Sony Electronics, Inc.; Richard C. Stewart, III, International Paper

1999

Pitney Bowes Inc.; Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker; Jane Alpert, General Electric; Michael Rudy, Texaco, Inc.; Patricia Squires, Robinson & Cole, LLP