For Immediate Release
WXXI AND THE LITTLE THEATRE NAME TOM PROIETTI VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Rochester, NY (April 25, 2014) – Irondequoit resident Tom Proietti received the Charles M. Wise Volunteer of the Year award at WXXI and the Little Theatre’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony last night. Recognized for his outstanding dedication to the station, Proietti and more than 100 WXXI volunteers attended the event at WXXI’s studios.
WXXI and The Little also presented Deanne Molinari with the President’s Award, which honors someone who has not only given of their time and talent, but has had a significant impact on the organization. Molinari has been a WXXI member since 1994. She is former Chair of the Volunteer Leadership Council and served a term on the WXXI Board of Trustees. She has volunteered in several capacities including serving as talent during membership drives, a docent, a greeter at special events, and a helper with WXXI’s Auction. Molinari spent her career at SUNY Purchase, where she retired as Assistant Vice President for Residence Life. In addition to volunteering at WXXI, she chaired the Friends of the Fairport Library for 15 years and now serves on the Board of the Fairport Library Foundation, and on the Auxiliary Board at St. John's Home.
WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. The formal affiliation between WXXI and the Little Theatre, established in December 2011, enables the two organizations to work more efficiently by pooling resources and strengths in a number of areas including back-office operation and improved fundraising capabilities. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.
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