Keeper of the Dream

Since 2005, the MLK Community Center has bestowed the Keeper of the Dream award annually during the Annual Meeting, honoring those whose outstanding commitment most embodies the ideals of our namesake, Dr. King.  The Volunteer of the Year award was created in 2007 and in 2012, the MLK added an award to recognize businesses or community partners with exceptional commitment.

keeper of the dream annual meeting

Keeper of The Dream

2021 HONOREES

& Annual Meeting

KEEPERS OF THE DREAM

Jane Mead Timken

KEEPER OF THE DREAM – COMMUNITY PARTNER: 

Blount Fine Foods

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR: 

Lois and Bob Zawrotny

PRIOR  HONOREES:

2020

Keeper: Nancy and Doug Horsey

Partner: Jamestown Community Farm

Volunteer: Betsy Blair and Jim Van Winkle

2019

Keeper: The Point Association of Newport

Partner: BankNewport

Volunteer: Gary Klein

2018

Keeper: Bazarsky Family Foundation

Partner: Middletown Rotary Club

Volunteer: Stephen and Zulekha Ludwig

2017

Keeper: Walter and Eileen Jachna 

Partner: Newport Harbor Corporation

Volunteer: Lisa McWilliams

2016

Keeper: Rena DiMuccio 

Partner: The Waters Edge Flowers

Volunteer: George W. Emerson

2015

Keeper: David and Donna Goodrich

Partner: Aquidneck Island 

Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Volunteer: Farouk and Susan Niazy

2014

Keeper: Dr. Susan Walker

Partner: Home Depot Store #4287, Middletown, Rhode Island

Volunteer: Joann Carlson and Peggy Clay

2013

Keeper: David D. Schuller

Partner: Gilbane Building Company

Volunteer: Donald G. Pfeiffer

2012

Keeper: Liz and Emlen Drayton

Partner: Atlantic Beach Club & Pavilion

Volunteer: Liz and Bob Mastin

2010

Keeper: Noreen Stonor Drexel

Volunteer: Rosalind Vaz MacLean

2009

Keeper: The Wilcox Family Foundation

Volunteer: Steven Turilli

2008

Keeper: William and Alison Vareika

Volunteer: George Steele

2007

Keeper: Ronald and Lillian Dick

Volunteer: David and Donna Goodrich

2006

Keeper: Suzette D. Schochet

2005

Keeper: Richard Sardella

 

*No awards were bestowed in 2011

For more information, please contact:

Alyson Novick, Director of Development
(401) 846-4828 | anovick@MLKCCenter.org