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Giving Back at Unity House and Beyond

Kate Koval with Unity House CEO, David L. Bach

Congratulations to Kate Koval

Kate Koval is a steadfast volunteer at Unity House. She’s chaired the Board of Directors, worked on many committees, and has rolled up her sleeves to tackle all sorts of jobs. And that’s just at Unity House!  So it was no surprise to learn Kate is among those chosen as Jefferson Awards Medalist.

Multiplying Good

The Jefferson Awards started in 1972 as part of the American Institute for Public Service, a sort of Nobel Prize for community service.  At the time, our nation was polarized by events on the world stage. Focusing on the good was a reminder of all the deeds our neighbors do, both large and small, to help make the world a better place. Kate Koval is one of those people: often unassuming, always working on some sort of volunteer work. Whether it’s chairing the Finance Committee at Unity House, or pitching at the bake sale for youth sports, Kate consistently shows up.

Think Global, Act Local

The Jefferson Awards was formally renamed Multiplying Good and began partner with local newspapers, like Albany’s Times Union, to help promote pride in volunteerism, and to highlight community service. The paper’s April 28th edition featured a spread of all the medalists and finalists. Diane Reiner of Troy, who has done extensive work with a Ugandan orphanage, was selected as our region’s representative.

Congratulations to all the honorees. If you are inspired to give back in some form and wish to learn more about Unity House and the opportunities to make a difference, please reach out Stefanie Bastien, Director of Development and Communications at (518)( 274-2607 x4133.