Scenes From United Way Recognition Night

United Way of Northern New Mexico Vice President Stephen Boerigter, left, and Executive Director Kristy Ortega present Morrie Pongratz with the Volunteer of the Year award during the organization’s annual Recognition Night event. Cornerstone companies, organizations and individuals were honored throughout the evening for their generosity, which allows United Way to assist those in need. This year, the event was at Unquarked The Wine Room in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega presents JJAB Co-coordinator Ellen Ben-Naim with the Above and Beyond award for her many contributions to the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank CEO John Gulas, right, is honored for his support by United Way Vice President Stephen Boerigter and Executive Director Kristy Ortega. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

LANL Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus is recognized by United Way Vice President Stephen Boerigter and Executive Director Kristy Ortega and they also honored LANL Director Charlie McMillan and LANS for the support provided to the people and organizations of Northern New Mexico served through their generosity to United Way. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega recognizes Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Manager Nancy Partridge. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

The audience full of United Way contributors is honored at Thursday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

County Councilor Rick Reiss and Liddie Martinez of SOC are honored for supporting the community through United Way. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Liddie Martinez of SOC receives an award from United Way Vice President Stephen Boerigter and Executive Director Kristy Ortega. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

United Way Vice President Stephen Boerigter, left, and Executive Director Kristy Ortega recognize David Sutton of KRSN radio at Thursday’s event along with other local media including the Monitor and Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

United Way Vice President Stephen Boerigter, left, and Executive Director Kristy Ortega recognize Monitor Publisher David Puddu at Thursday’s event along with other local media including KRSN radio and the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

United Way contributors are recognized Thursday during the annual event at Unquarked. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

United Way Marketing Coordinator Jeremy Varela shares with the audience how working at United Way has changed his life for the better. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Unquarked The Wine Room co-owner Jim Fish thanks the crowd and details upcoming events at his establishment in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Stagefright Slim performed at Thursday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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