Each year, Visions honors those individuals who in the true spirit of service made the greatest contributions to our work over the past year. These individuals embody the values of our organization and the qualities of a leader that we seek to instill in others through our efforts. Our work is only possible with the support of people like them!

2016 “Outstanding Dedication to Service” Award

Dr. Paula Brown (Rochester, NY)
Rebecca Swenson (Accord, NY)
Dr. Efrem Gebremedhin (Overland Park, KS)
Demelash Tsegaye (Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)

2016 “Local Partner of the Year” Award

Shylet Moni – Visions Global Empowerment India (Trichy, India)

2015 “Outstanding Dedication to Service” Award

Dr. Catherine Clark (Rochester, NY)
Gurdeep Sareen (New York, NY)
Joe Hill (Pittsburgh, PA)
Kaytie Nielsen (Pittsburgh, PA)
Leka Sivakumaran (Edmonton, AB)
Robert Friedman (Irvine, CA)

2015 “Local Partner of the Year” Award

Mrs. Aynalem Ayalew – Kal Center for Special Needs (Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)

2014 “Outstanding Dedication to Service” Award

Kavitha Pathmarajah (Los Angeles, CA)
Mary Grace Hamme (Boston, MA)
Mimi Giboin (St. Helena, CA)
Nik Lub (Napa, CA)
Nakulendran Viswalingam (Irvine, CA)

2014 “Local Partner of the Year” Award

Sundar Gandhi (Thirukkovilur, India)

2013 “Inspiration” Award

Jennifer Graves (Huntington Beach, CA)

2013 “Exceptional Leadership” Award

Venita Sivamani (Sacramento, CA)

2013 “Volunteer Dedication” Award

Tamara Ackland (New York, NY)
Nanju Reddy (Bangkok, Thailand)

2013 “Philanthropy” Award

Mr. & Mrs. Rohan & Angela Paul (Charlotte, NC)
Mr. & Mrs. Kandiah & Jayagowri Arulmoli (Huntington Beach, CA)
Dr. & Mrs. Canagaratnam & Vasundra Pathmarajah (Lancaster, CA)

2013 “Extraordinary Commitment” Award

Mr. W. Harichandran (Lancaster, CA)

2013 “Local Partner of the Year” Award

M.S. Abdaheer – SAWED Trust (Dindigul, India)