President’s Volunteer Service Award – Gold!

President’s Volunteer Service Award – Gold!

As 2023 comes to an end, we are proud to recognize another shining example of a young student dedicated to helping others by volunteering her time and talent. Marlin worked with three separate organizations to share her time and her math and computer skills as a...
Wish Granted: Juan and Yanise Meet the 76ers Team

Wish Granted: Juan and Yanise Meet the 76ers Team

We met fifteen-year-old Juan, his mother Yanise and his younger sister Naliah at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia in the summer of 2022.  Juan had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, a diagnosis that no boy or his mother and family should ever have to face....
Above and Beyond – Community Service is Alive and Well

Above and Beyond – Community Service is Alive and Well

                         We met Ellie and Matthew as a result of their volunteer work with the Marine Park Alliance, a non-profit organization in Brooklyn, NY dedicated to providing cultural, environmental and volunteer programming for the health and well-being of all...
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

President’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  Rarely do we meet volunteers who are eligible for the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest level of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. That’s because it requires 4,000 hours of voluntary service to qualify. It takes a remarkably dedicated...
Gold Level Recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Gold Level Recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Tiffany is a bright H.S. student in New York City who is committed to volunteering her skills and compassion for the sake of others. Fascinated by books and numbers as a child, Tiffany has become quite knowledgeable in her own right as she’s gotten older. She...
Black History Month

Black History Month

It has been too long coming, but the Pentagon recently issued a directive to the U.S. Military to proceed with plans to rename nine Army bases in six states and hundreds of other items whose names honor the Confederacy by the end of 2023. The directive is, perhaps, a...
2019 Century Tour

2019 Century Tour

Volunteers and participants at Brooklyn’s Canarsie Pier during the 30th New York City Century Tour. Each year since 2014, The Mary Powell Foundation has supported this event and the underlying idea of Vision Zero*, a global project aimed at reducing fatalities...