Family & Children's Service of Niagara will present several awards during its annual luncheon meeting on June 15. 

The organization, which is celebrating 121 years of continuous service to the Niagara community, will present several awards during the event which begins at noon and will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. 

In addition to showcasing the work of the agency over the past year, awards will be presented to:

Jeff Lesinski, who will receive the E. Marie Davis Volunteer Service Award. A member of the board of directors since 2001, Lesinski serves on the agency’s collaboration and technology committee. Lesinski is the director of computer network administration at Trocaire College;

Sara Carella, who will receive the Staff Leadership Award.  Carella, the director of finance, recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with the agency;

Carolyn Smith, who will receive the Courage to Change Award, which is presented to a consumer who has faced challenges, overcome obstacles and is a positive role model for others facing similar challenges;

Kelly Garrow, membership manager of the Girl Scouts of WNY, who will receive the Kozak Community Service Award.  Garrow is being recognized for her collaborative efforts in providing community service opportunities for local girl scouts that have benefited Family & Children’s Service and others in the community and

Ann F. Monroe, president of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, who will receive the Legacy Builder Award in recognition of her leadership in the community in support of services that improve the quality of life for children and families. Monroe has announced her retirement from the foundation at the end of the year. 

The annual luncheon and awards ceremony is open to the public. The cost to attend is $35 per person. For reservations, call 285-6984 or visit our website at

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