Volunteer of the Month

Heartfelt with Steve Anderson

Volunteer Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is a man of many interests and talents. We highlight his story because of the revolutionary changes that he brought to the heart transplant field. Steve founded the public company, CryoLife, Inc., the “first biomedical company to specialize in the low-temperature preservation of human heart valves used for complex cardiac reconstruction, primarily in…

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John Beeman

Volunteer Of Month Cynthia & John Beeman

A Lifetime Commitment The Reunion! I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped…

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Carmine Durzo

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“I’m not lucky, I’m Italian.” Carmine Durzo volunteers on The Entertainment Committee of The Bayou Section HOA. When we met for a chat over coffee, he was busy planning a Welcome Back Party for Bayou residents, with a date to be announced, in November. He promises for it to be a memorable evening featuring grilled…

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Bay Isles Volunteer Ned Grossman – From Books to Butterflies

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Business Man, Sports Fan and Inspirational Author Ned was nominated by a local Executive Director of a national non-profit organization, however, he prefers not to be cited as an exemplary volunteer. Like most of our generous Bay Isles neighbors, Ned wants to be clear that he is not a volunteer to be lauded.  He prefers…

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Paul Klick and Easterseals

2018 4th Of July Klicks

All photos in this article © 2019 Mary Lou Johnson On Wall Street, an investment is sometimes considered a “special situation.” That term applies to this story about the family of Julie Klick, the sponsor of our Volunteer of the Month column. Paul Klick’s first job after earning his MBA through a night program at Rutgers…

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Kathy Pendleton

Aug 2018 Volunteer Of The Month Kathleen Pendleton

Kathy Pendleton chose The Pines for her volunteering and they are grateful. According to Ivy Ruarck, Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy is known “for her sweet smile, her soft look of serenity and a little twinkle in her eye.” She is also known for her physical strength (due to being a self-declared “gym rat”) and ability to…

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