The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley recognized two recipients at this year’s Service to Youth Awards at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 18. This Award is our Club’s highest honor, presented to an individual or individuals worthy of recognition due to their involvement in serving the youth of our community.
The first recipient William ‘Bill’ Miller, Jr., was awarded the 2015 Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth award for his longstanding commitment to the youth of our community. This Award is our Club’s highest honor, presented to an individual or individuals worthy of recognition due to their involvement in serving the youth of our community. Miller has served on our board for 22 years, leading us as our Board President from 2005-2006 and then as Chairman of the Board from 2007-2008. Bill has committed countless hours attending Club functions, meetings, and also led our annual Back-a-Kid campaign for many years. Miller started his own investment practice, Miller Investments, in 1996. Bill will continue his service to our Club as our Board Treasurer over the next three years.
Secondly we recognize Cohen & Thomas, Attorneys at Law, as our 2015 Champion of Youth award recipients. The Derby law office was founded in 1936 by David B. Cohen, who believed in volunteering his time to give back to his community. Soon after, James Cohen would carry on his father’s traditions and values. James was President of the Valley Community Foundation, as well as a recipient of the Gold Seal Award from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Jamie Cohen and Dominick Thomas have dedicated their insight, time, and resources to the Club for decades. Dominick has served on our Board for 35 years as well as many other Boards and Commissions throughout our State. The firm was chosen due to their outstanding commitment to our youth, club, and community.
We are extremely grateful to have Bill Miller and Cohen & Thomas be a part of our organization. Their remarkable commitment to our community has helped impact the lives of many of our local youth.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley visit us at www.BGC-LNV.org