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Meet your 2020 Raymond O. Hoffman Award Winners

by Lori Hays | Mar 31, 2021
During MSDFCU Annual Meeting on March 23, 2021. We recognized five high school seniors who are active in their community and represent the “People Helping People” philosophy of credit unions.

During MSDFCU Annual Meeting on March 23, 2021. We recognized five high school seniors who are active in their community and represent the “People Helping People” philosophy of credit unions.  

Yvonne Burke from Central Bucks High School South in Warrington, PA. Yvonne is a leader of Titans for Equity & Inclusion Club (TIE). She volunteers with Special Olympics, BCOP, Jack & Jill of Bucks County, and the 4 U Drew Foundation. Yvonne created The Kindness Project, which fosters inclusion in the local community.

Anjali Kejariwal  from Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA. Anjali’s volunteers with the Balvihar Youth Group, Pottstown Hospital, and the Daily Bread Food Pantry. She and her brother founded a nonprofit called Sweatshirts to Scrubs (S2S) to teach elementary students about the medical field. She also founded Dancing Dreams, Bollywood dancing whose mission is to keep kids moving during quarantine through virtual boot camps. Anjali also raised money for charities and organizations in India.

Aidan Lombardi from Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, CA. Aidan’s passion lies in advocating for mental health, and he strives to be a voice for students who may be afraid to speak up and suffer in silence. Aidan sits on the student advisory board for a foundation started by his family called the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation. Its mission is to educate, advocate, and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.

Casey Yin from North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA. Volunteers with the Project Brother Love, Flood Philly, Franklin Institute Camp, Taiwan Short Term Missions, and Abington Lansdale Hospital. Her volunteer efforts transitioned online at Herald Crusade. There Casey tutored first-generation Asian American children in ESL. Watch Casey's video acceptance.

Peter Zucca from Souderton Area High School in Souderton, PA. Peter formed The Peter Powerhouse Foundation to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. At 17  years of age, he joined the board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

This year, recipients were awarded $5,000 each and were recognized at the Credit Union’s Annual Meeting by Tom Eisenberger, MSDFCU Chairman, and David B. Whitehead, MSDFCU CEO.  Combined, the students contributed 6,973 hours toward community service efforts.

Hoffman Winners Photo