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The Mary Alyce and John Merow Distinguished Volunteer Service Awards

 

The generous philanthropic gifts directed to Learning Ally from Mary Alyce and John Merow’s estate and foundation will provide Learning Ally with an incredible opportunity to invest and  enhance our solutions for students who struggle to read.  We are in the process of redesigning our solutions to take into account the specific needs of teachers and students based upon their grade and instructional focus.  We believe these enhancements will be the cornerstone for expansion to allow Learning Ally to reach more schools and students than ever before and ensure our students receive effective, proven solutions to help them learn and thrive.  In our work with more than 17,500 schools across the country, our solution are an essential part of the accommodations and resources for helping struggling learners succeed.  We are confident we will be able to reach more schools and students as we continue to enhance our solutions and leveraging this gift will go a long way to getting us started.

 

Mary Alyce Merow was a longtime volunteer who accumulated over 4,000 service hours recording audiobooks in the New York studio over several decades. She was part of the Wednesday morning "Breakfast Clubbers" group of volunteers, and we dedicated booth Number 7 in honor of the Merows. She also served as Secretary and member of our National Board of Directors.

  

You matter. You make a difference.

Your great generosity has had a profound and lasting impact on our students. Your willingness to share both your time and your talent says a lot about each of you as human beings. Your willingness to give selflessly to help others speaks to both your strength and the quality of your character.

 

When you volunteer, you are making a commitment to share that most precious of resources – your time – to make life better for those who are in need. The fruits of your labors make a tangible impact, of course, but perhaps it is the fact that you are willing to share your time and talent to lend a helping hand and to show kindness and caring that makes the greatest difference in the lives of the individuals who learn to love reading from listening to the audiobooks YOU help produce.

 

While we know that you choose to volunteer selflessly and without expectation of being recognized or rewarded, we want to take the time to let you know just how much your dedication is appreciated and to make sure you know that everyone at Learning Ally is forever grateful to each of you. Whether you are a long-time volunteer or if you got involved fairly recently, and regardless of how many hours you choose to give, it’s important for you to know that what you do makes a difference.

 

Words cannot adequately express the gratitude that we wish to express. Please know that your service is recognized, appreciated, valued and cherished. We thank you and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.


 

Mary Alyce and John Merow Over Achiever Awards

These wonderful volunteers have donated an awesome amount of service hours in the past year (April 2019-March 2020)!

1000+ Hours

Paul Morgan

Marsha Poppie

750-999 Hours

Robin Brodowsky

Halina Bustin

Joe Clark

John Hickam

Kathy Lee

Diane Nawrocki

Bill Payne

Don Sheetz

David Welp

500-749 Hours

Don Kovar

Judith Lanzinger

Diane Martin

Jim McCullough

Rosemary McDonald

Myra Parker

Ian Thomas

Les Wiesenfelder

250-499 Hours

David Alper

Robert Anderson
Maryfran Annese
David Bebko
Edwin Beck
Heidi Bindhammer
Mary Braunagel-Brown
Alev Brigande
Linda Broom
Jerry Byrd
Shelley Cincotta
Jaci Collins
Susan Crawford
Kathy Cummings
Clifford d'Autremont
Lindsey Dodson
Robert Ellsworth
Jeffrey Engel
Claire Foster
David Frens
Albert Friedman
Earl Goetze
Susan Green
Brian Hill
Joseph Hurley
Al Kendziora
Janette Kragen
Ann Krohn
Dorothy Liston
Roger Majchrzak
Bonnie Marcus-Bennett
Betsy McClure
Richard McCurdy
Jim Myerberg
Keith Nichols
Richard Piper
Rita Pyrdol
Allan Rough
John Sandlin
James Siewert
Steven Sittig
Scott Smith
Susan Smith
Caren Snook
Susan Snookal
Barbara Stoebenau
Elizabeth Vazquez
James White

Susan Wilson

Beira Winter

100-249 Hours

Patti Acurio

Kian Alinaghizadeh
Guillermo Alzuru
Bethany Andrews
John Arnott
Jennifer Bane
Sheila Blunt
David Bowers
Jaqui Bradley
Elizabeth Bradley
Becky Bubenik
Carole Buell
William Burke
Ellen Campbell
Janet Cappers
Vickie Cody
James Connell
Stacie Court
Nancy Critchfield-Jones
Gary Crockett
Todd Curless
Jeremiah Curran
Sheila Damens
Vicki Davis
Paul Deleeuw
Maria Dion
Patricia Donica
Terry Dowd
Pat England
Mitch Feldhandler
Maya Fleischmann
Maier Fox
Keely Fraser
Michael Fryar
Norval Galloway
John Gass
Margaret Hall
Marcia Hamilton
Susan Heisner
Harlan Hively
Elizabeth Hoffman
Marion Hopkins
Virgil Howarth
Jennifer Imai
Kathi Jensen
Nick Jones
Juliet Jones
John Kain
Thomas Keleher
Christine Kessides
Catherine Kimmel
Susan Kohler
Richard Kozelka
J.B. Kump
Patricia Lim
William Lindstrom
Donna Lloyd-Jones
Thomas Lockhart
Linda Mancia
Gloria Martin
Terry McAdams
David McAlary
Faith McClure
Stephanie McDaniel
Marcia McDermott
Mary Lou McGee
Teresa McPeat
James Morrison
Emma Myers
Susan Newman
Joseph Nimoy
Shirley Nute
Vincent Oddo
Russell Oliver
William Painter
Bonnie Patterson
Teresa Pavlin
Lee Ann Remington
Deborah Reza
Judith Rubino
Martin Sacks
Don Savarese
Marrick Sayers
Judith Schade
Mary Schiavone
David Schnapp
Janet Schoor
Betty Schreiner
Alison Seymour
Cynthia Shelmerdine
Elizabeth Sherer
Buddy Snipes
Susan Stanley
Marilynn Steffen
Bernard Strauss
Cindy Strickland
James Strong
Robert Sutherland
Evelyn Tate
George Vella-Coleiro
Donna Vogel
Sally Wasinack
Elizabeth Weber
Kathy White
Kaye Wilcox
Linda Wills
Adele Wolfson
Tom Woosnam
David Yudin

50-99 Hours

Holly Adams
Kayla Allen
David Angelo
Matthew Armstrong
Jennifer Bacon
Pat Beauchamp
Deane Bell
Mary Blackwell
Darrell Blandford
Nola Bragg
Ben Brief
John Bright
Michael Burgess
Susan Burnell
Jennifer Canady
William Carroll
Karen Clayton
Joyce Coleman
Hamilton Collins
Theresa Cullen
Dylan Dagenais
Nick Dauster
Jacqueline de Boer
Delta Gamma Volunteers
John Eberts
Bruce Edwards
Jennifer Ellis
Eli Fendelman
Leslie Gallagher
Ruth Giordano
Charlotte Gnessin
Carol Goerig
Joan Gravelle
Thomas Hammell
Yunqing Han
Barbara Henslee
Lois Hofer
Stuart Hollowell
Troy Hudson
Mary Louise Hughes
Clarice Jackson
Rishabh Jaryal
Jack Jia
Susan Jolley
Christina Jones
Jennifer Klein
Susan Kropiewnicki
Paul Kurtz
H. Lanchester
Shiou-Yuh Lin
Jane Loose
Amita Mahajan
Mark Matulis
Bruce Mishkin
Suzanne Mobarak
Rob Morse
Yvonne Murray
Stephanie Nealer
Tracy Ortolano
Tiffany Joyelle Page
Susan Parker
Paul Pattwell
Erica Penk
Adele Phelan
Paul Purinton
Eric Raff
Pauline Rakich
Nathaniel Rapuano
William Reda
Louis Rizzo
Jane Sanford
Thomas Scheurich
Deirdre Schiefen
Webb Segur
James Sie
Joel Simler
Sura Siu
Patricia Smith
Michelle Strae
Stephen Swift
Heather Takenaga
Anne Taylor
Lisa Thomas
David Vincent
Joseph Voith
Carman Wilson
Anthea Winandy
Penny Witt
Mark Wolff
Julie Wood
Alicia Yoder
Nikki Zakocs

Garry Zaslow

 

Mary Alyce and John Merow 
Above & Beyond Awards

These great volunteers have gone the extra mile, and we really appreciate it!

 

Literature Community

QA
Maryfran Annese
Robin Brodowsky
Penny Kreinberg
Judith Lanzinger

 

Listeners
Joe Clark
Pat England
Betsy McClure
Myra Parker
Bill Payne
Webb Segur
Susan Smith
Les Wiesenfelder

 

Narrators
Kayla Allen
Bob Anderson
Eric Anderson
Matt Armstrong
Jennifer Bacon
Alev Brigande
Robin Brodowsky
Linda Broom
Dylan Dagenais
Maria Dion
Eli Fendelman
Keely Fraser
Sybil Johnson
Juliet Jones
Christine Kessides
Robert Lanchester
Shiou-Yuh (Sophia) Lin
Stephanie Nealer
Vincent Oddo
Eric Raff
Granita Richardson
Louis Rizzo
Colleen Roberts
Allan Rough
Earl Sewell
Elizabeth Sheslow
James Sie
Joel Simler
Robert (Bruce) Sutherland
David Vincent

 

Textbook Community

(most Textbook volunteers serve in multiple areas)

David Alper
Guillermo Alzuru
Pat Beauchamp
Heidi Bindhammer
Halina Bustin
Mary Braunagel-Brown
Shelley Cincotta
Joe Clark
Jaci Collins
Kathy Cummings
Cliff D'Autremont
Al Friedman
Sue Green
Brian Hill
Harlan Hively
Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman
Joseph Hurley
Kathi Jensen
Don Kovar
Susan Kropiewnicki
Kathy Lee
Pat Lim
Dottie Liston
Bonnie Marcus
Diane Nawrocki
Myra Parker
Adele Phelan
Marsha Poppie
Allan Rough
John Sandlin
Jane Sanford
Betty Schreiner
Don Sheetz
Cynthia Shelmerdine
Jim Siewert
Pat Smith
Caren Snook
Susan Snookal
Susan Cross Stanley
Barbara Stoebenau
Ev Tate
Ian Thomas
David Welp
Jim White
Adele Wolfson

 

Teams
Jeff Engel/Rosemary McDonald
Kathy Foster/John Hickam
Kathy Lee/Susan Snookal
Don Sheetz/Ian Thomas

 

Mary Alyce and John Merow 
Lifetime Milestones

These fantastic volunteers are the backbone of our organization and hit these incredible milestones in the past year. Thank you so much!

8,000 Hours 

David Welp

7,000 Hours

John Hickam

6,000 Hours

Jerry Byrd

5,000 Hours

Jim McCullough

Mary Lou McGee

Paul Morgan

Diane Nawrocki

3,000 Hours

Mary Braunagel-Brown
Jaci Collins
Robert Ellsworth
Don Kovar
Marsha Poppie
Betty Schreiner
Donald Sheetz
James Siewert

Leslie Wiesenfelder

2,500 Hours

Robert Anderson
Joseph Clark
Claire Foster
Keith Nichols
David Yudin

2,000 Hours

Ellen Campbell
Lindsey Dodson
Earl Goetze
Harlan Hively
Kathy Lee
Diane Martin
Allan Rough
George Vella-Coleiro
James White

Beira Winter

1,500 Hours

Edwin Beck
James Connell
Sheila Damens
Norval Galloway
Bonnie Marcus-Bennett
Betsy McClure
Stephanie McDaniel
Joseph Nimoy
Teresa Pavlin
Bill Payne
Richard Piper
Mary Schiavone
Susan Snookal
Evelyn Tate

Joseph Voith

1,000 Hours

David Alper

Guillermo Alzuru
Maryfran Annese
Heidi Bindhammer
Elizabeth Bradley
William Burke
Kathy Cummings
Vicki Davis
Patricia Donica
Susan Green
Judith Lanzinger
Marcia McDermott
Bonnie Patterson
Lee Ann Remington
Steven Sittig

500 Hours

Rene Atchison

Robin Brodowsky
Linda Broom
Vickie Cody
Susan Crawford
Maier Fox
Keely Fraser
Albert Friedman
Brian Hill
Elizabeth Hoffman
Joseph Hurley
Christine Kessides
J.B. Kump
Thomas Lockhart
Rosemary McDonald
Susan Newman
Myra Parker
Rita Pyrdol

Cynthia Shelmerdine