A surprised Caesar Aviles received the RDRC Board Member Citation.
City Councilman James Sanders Jr. accepts his Special Recognition Award with his Chief of Staff Andrea Duncan, second from right.
Dr. Kathleen Cashin, Department of Education Region 5 Superintendent, left, sits with Earlene Glenn, representing State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Fred Simmons, representing State Senator Malcolm Smith.
RDRC Employee of the Year Award recipient Walter McCree, left, with Curtis Archer and Felicia Johnson.
Citibank’s Eileen Auld accepts her Rockaway Means Business Award.
Michael Smith, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services represented the mayor’s office.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall attended the dinner dance.
Jonathan C. Gaffney, left, accepts a Rockaway Means Business Award on behalf of his father, Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney, III, standing right. Dr. Gaffney brought his sons to the event – Jonathan’s witty remarks were a highlight.
Douglass Woodall, left, accepts the Lynthia Cadet STRIVE Award on behalf of Willie King Eason, who could not attend. Lynthia Cadet who was active with RDRC lost her battle with Sickle Cell Anemia in November of 2003 when she was 22 years old. Cadet’s mother Urisa, second from right, attended the event.