Honors and Awards

Here are some of the many accolades given to Big Sunday and its volunteers.

For Big Sunday

“National Volunteer Week Honoree,” Points of Light, 2012
“Community Service Award,” Los Angeles City Council, 2010
“Outstanding Volunteer Organization,” The Association of Fundraising Professionals, LA, 2007
“Community Service Award,” Board of Education – Los Angeles Unified School District, 2007
“Break The Cycle,” The Amity Foundation, 2007
“Outstanding Community Service Award,” Asian Pacific Women’s Center, 2005
“Community Service Award,” California State Assembly, 2005
“Community Service Award,” City of Monterey Park, 2005
“Outstanding Volunteer Organization,” Hillsides Home for Children, 2005
“Community Service Award,” California State Assembly, 2004
“Community Service Award,” State of California, Office of the Attorney General, 2004
“Community Service Award,” Los Angeles City Council, 2003
“Excellence in Community Service,” Daughters of the American Revolution, 2002
“Community Service Award,” The Serra Project, 2001

For Our Staff and Volunteers

Charlie Hess,  “Community Service Award,” Los Angeles City Council, 2011
Randye Hoder, “Community Service Award,” Los Angeles City Counci, 2011
Sherry Marks, “Community Service Award,” Los Angeles City Council, 2011
David Levinson, “Governor and First Lady’s Medal for Service: Nonprofit Leader of the Year,” State of California, 2009
Katie Drake, “Young Alumnae Award,” Presentation High School, 2009
David Levinson: “St. Michael’s Community Outreach Angel Award,” St. Michaels Church, 2008
Armin Szatmary: “Volunteer of the Year,” My Friends Place, 2008
David Levinson: “Fair Shake Award,” Western Center on Law and Poverty, 2007
Deborah Lopez: “Volunteer Excellence Award,” Penny Lane, 2007
Julie Karic: “Volunteer of the Year,” Home Safe, 2007
Sherry Marks: “Tikkun Olam Award,” Temple Israel of Hollywood, 2007
Bill  Shpall: “Certificate of Recognition,” California Senate & Rebuilding Together Pasadena, 2007
Armin Szatmary: “Volunteer of the Month,” My Friends Place, September 2007
Ellie Herman: “Appreciation Award,” Figueroa Street School, 2006
Armin Szatmary: “Exceptional Citizen Buddy Pair,” Best Buddies, 2004
David Levinson: “Inspire,” Temple Israel of Hollywood, 2004
Paddy Schapiro: “Certificate of Appreciation,” City of Los Angeles, 2003
Paddy Schapiro: “Forget Me Not,” Good Shepherd Center For Homeless Women & Children, 2000

“To All at Big Sunday, Now, more than ever, we need the goodwill that you share and the good works that you do”

- — L.B., Los Angeles