October 11, 2018The George W. Perkins Award was established by Parks & Trails New York to honor outstanding environmental leadership and public service.
The Award is name for George W. Perkins, who, as a long-time member and president of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, was a model of the best in conservation leadership. The Award is presented annually to a leader with a distinguished record of environmental accomplishment and public service.
The Perkins Award has a distinguished history, honoring leaders in government, business, and philanthropy.
Past Perkins honorees include Governor Cuomo, Douglas Durst, Citi, Joan Davidson, Brookfield, Larry Rockefeller, and Diana Taylor. For a full list of past honorees, please click here.
The George W. Perkins Award is usually presented in the fall at a cocktail reception in New York City. These events typically attract an audience of 100-200 guests including public officials, corporate and business leaders, and people active in environmental and civic endeavors. They also bring together old and new friends of both Parks & Trails New York and the honoree.
This year, we are celebrating and honoring AT&T New York, and its President, Marissa Shorenstein, for the company’s commitment to strengthening communities, protecting the environment, and improving lives through its community initiatives.
Accepting the award will be Marissa Shorenstein, President of AT&T New York.As a leading sponsor of Parks & Trails New York’s I Love My Park Day, AT&T New York has been an invaluable corporate partner helping to promote volunteerism and the stewardship of New York’s magnificent state parks and historic sites.
Since its inception in 2012, I Love My Park Day has grown exponentially in size and impact. The event now engages more than 8,000 volunteers in valuable clean-up and improvement projects at 125 state parks and historic sites across the state. The enormous growth and success of the event would not have been possible without the leadership support of AT&T New York.
AT&T has also worked with organizations such as Wild Earth, Monhonk Preserve and the Winnakee Land Trust on numerous projects throughout the state that champion the appreciation and stewardship of our environment, with a particular focus on youth.
Parks & Trails New York will present the Perkins Awards at a gala cocktail reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2018 at The University Club at One West 54th Street.