SOUTH FALLSBURG NY (November 10, 2012) – Paul Ciliberto, well known in Sullivan County as a morning talk show host for radio station Thunder 102, is the recipient of the 2012 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award.
Since 1986, the SYDA Foundation has sponsored an annual Community Service Award – one of Sullivan County’s highest distinctions – to recognize and honor local citizens whose community service has been outstanding.
Ciliberto was chosen by a committee of local civic leaders and past Community Service Award winners in recognition of his constant efforts on behalf of many local and national organizations that help support Sullivan County citizens.
The donations that Ciliberto’s efforts and Thunder 102 Radiothons have raised throughout the years have gone to a wide variety of causes: the Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets, Sullivan County CASA, the Boys and Girls Club of Sullivan County, the Sullivan County SPCA, the YMCA of Sullivan County, GALA Catskills, Community Unity, and the American Red Cross and Catskill Regional Medical Center Blood Bank, among many others.
The Community Service Award includes a monetary award of $5,000. This year, Maggie Damon will present the award on behalf of the SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees. Ms. Damon lives in California where she and her husband own a film production and distribution company. The award presentation is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the monthly meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature, at the Government Center, 100 North Street in Monticello, NY.
The SYDA Foundation, located in the Town of Fallsburg since 1979, is a not-for-profit organization that makes Siddha Yoga meditation available to students around the world. SYDA champions the values of service and acknowledgment, contributing to the Sullivan County community through regular donations to the local volunteer fire departments, police, school district, and hospital, as well as through the work of its philanthropic expression – the PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program.