Phiota’s Executive Director Awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Phi Iota Alpha’s Executive Director Awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award
New York, New York - April 12, 2014
In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) UNICEF U.S. Fund recognized 45 volunteers who spent the last year advocating, educating, and fundraising for the fund by giving them the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Together, these volunteers contributed a total of 45,400 hours to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Among the 45 volunteers recognized by UNICEF U.S. Fund was Phi Iota Alpha’s Executive Director Francisco M. Lugo. Bro. Lugo is the second member of the fraternity that has been given this award by UNICEF U.S. Fund. Last year, Bro. Ruben Garcia was one of eight UNICEF U.S. Fund volunteers who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award program was established to honor the volunteer work of individuals, families and organizations throughout the United States. There have been several variations of this program using different names. The current program was created by President George W. Bush in 2003 when an Executive Order created the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
The Council was established to recognize the important contributions Americans of all ages are making within their communities through service and civic engagement. The President's Volunteer Service Award is now an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Points of Light Institute.
For a full list of recipients please click here.
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States.
UNICEF is at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality worldwide. There has been substantial progress: the annual number of under-five deaths dropped from 13 million in 1990 to 8.8 million in 2008. But still, 22,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino greek leadership in the global community. For over 82 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence