2018 Spirit of Gemma Awards
Saturday, April 21, 2017
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society's Library & Museum at 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA (parking & entrance in rear)
The Spirit of Gemma Awards recognize those who significantly contributes to and/or performs service to the community that mirrors Gemma’s Angel’s mission. Nominees can be individuals, groups, organizations or a business. Priority is given to those who reside or are located in Dauphin or Lebanon Counties but consideration is given to any nominee based anywhere.
The awards will be presented at the 4th Annual Spirit of Gemma Awards Breakfast fundraiser to be held in the lower level Community Room at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society's Library & Museum at 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA on Saturday, April 21st from 9 am to 11 am. For directions to the venue, which is located adjacent to the Hershey shopping outlets, click the Google map below.
Purchase Tickets & Sponsorships
Tickets are $15 per person for adults, $10 for seniors age 65+, $6 for children ages under 12 and free for children age 5 and under. A breakfast of pancakes, sausage links, fruit salad, orange juice, coffee/tea and breakfast breads will be served.
Sponsorships available are as follows:
Bronze Sponsorship - $75 includes three (3) breakfast tickets, recognition in the program and website
Silver Sponsorship - $125 includes five (5) breakfast tickets, recognition in the program and website
Gold Sponsorship - $200 includes ten (10) breakfast tickets, recognition in the program and website and a special certificate of recognition
Platinum Sponsorship - $500 includes twenty (15) breakfast tickets, recognition in the program and website and a special certificate of recognition
How to Register:
Tickets will be available soon
- Register and pay securely online by credit/debit card, bank draft OR
- Register online and postal mail a check OR
- Register online and pay at the door with check or cash.
For more information, please call Mike Macchioni at (717) 298-0150, ext 5.
Special thanks to the following sponsors who are generously donating to make this fundraiser a success:
Platinum Sponsorships $500
Gold Sponsorships $200
Silver Sponsorships $125
Friends of Spirt of Gemma Awards
2017 Award Recipients
Humanitarians of the Year
Jessica & Tim Demopoulos, Proprietors,
The Chocolate Avenue Grill & Smoke Bar & Grille.
Jessica and Tim have given generously to Gemma's Angels over the past several years, making our continued operation possible. We appreciate their past and ongoing support of the homeless, the poor and the working poor of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties.
2017 Volunteer of the Year
Jill Carpenter, Schaefferstown, PA
Jill was named Volunteer of the Year because of her work as volunteer manager of Gemma’s Angels HersheyPark Volunteer Program. Jill puts in hundreds of hours per year managing the program and volunteers. Through her efforts, the program revenue increased from the hundreds to the thousands.
Sponsored by Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster, PA
“Spirit of Gemma” Award
· Dr. Bhargav Patel, DMD, Hershey Dental Care, Hershey, PA
· Support Connections of Lebanon County, Palmyra, PA
“Heroes for the Homeless” Award
· Students of Milton Hershey School Student Home Green Hill and
Mr. & Mrs. Scott and Kim Schuyler
· Students of Milton Hershey School Student Home Harpers and
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse and Jennifer McLucas
· Lebanon Tri-Hi-Y, Lebanon High School
· Daniel Ioffreda, Hershey High School Garden Club
· Kobie White and Contega Hodges, Downtown Daily Bread soup kitchen, Harrisburg
· Level Four and Level Six Gymnasts of the Gymnastics Center of Hershey
and Coach Gabi Phillips
Directions to the venue. Click on the red marker for turn-by-turn driving directions.
2015 Award Recipients
The 2015 award recipients are below: