Rochester Community Foundation honors local philanthropists
Posted at: 09/18/2013 5:37 PM | Updated at: 09/18/2013 5:45 PM
They've spent years serving our community and on Wednesday, some of Rochester's greatest volunteers were honored for their efforts.
The Rochester Area Community Foundation handed out its philanthropy awards Wednesday morning at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The highest award, the Joe U. Posner Founders Award, was given to Dr. Walter Cooper, who is best known for his time spent serving on the New York State Board of Regents.
Doctor Cooper has shown a long-time commitment to education in our area. News10NBC asked him why education is so important to today's youth.
Dr. Walter Cooper says, "There is no opportunity, no freedom, unless you're educated. It's especially important now because the competition is global and we have to prepare our young people for a very competitive society and world."
Also honored at the ceremony was The Robert and Jane Stevens family, of Perinton, and Eric Zeller, of Irondequoit.