SCORE Honors SCORE Leaders Tony Carlisi and Larry Feldman of Rochester, N.Y. for Outstanding Commitment to Philanthropy

Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” presents the Alice Brown Award to both Tony Carlisi and Larry Feldman, SCORE volunteer leaders at Rochester SCORE in New York. They receive this award for outstanding fundraising leadership at the local, district and national level as exemplified by the spirit and example of former SCORE leader Alice Brown.

Together, both have worked dil igently to insure fundraising support from both fellow volunteers as well as outside supporters. Carlisi and Feldman received the award at the SCORE National Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August.

Both serve as chapter leaders and effectively promote SCORE in the Rochester community. They have made their own personal commitments to SCORE and have helped SCORE chapters nationwide establish or improve local fundraising efforts. They have made themselves available by phone, by email, on peer learning calls and as presenters at SCORE conferences.

Carlisi recognized the importance of philanthropy and became one of the first volunteers to make a personal gift to his SCORE chapter. He continues to spread the message of supporting SCORE today and through future gifts among SCORE volunteers.

Feldman helped create and grow the chapter’s fundraising program. He never refuses to help a chapter with fundraising needs. Feldman continues to educate many chapter leaders on effective fundraising techniques.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Tony Carlisi and Larry Feldman have demonstrated foresight and vision for SCORE’s future through their own personal efforts and commitment to SCORE fundraising. They have tirelessly worked to ensure that the message of securing outside support becomes widespread across SCORE.” Yancey adds, “Tony and Larry have demonstrated how creativity, entrepreneurship and commitment can make fundraising successful.”

Alice Brown was a former volunteer at St. Louis SCORE, dedicating 27 years as a counselor, chapter chair, district director and SCORE board director. She dedicated her volunteer service to the American dream of small business ownership through SCORE. Alice also provided a pioneer spirit to ensure the growth and self-sustainability of SCORE. She was among the first SCORE volunteers to name SCORE in her will and ten years ago left St. Louis SCORE with $75,000 from her estate.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8.4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org or www.score.org/women.