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Celebration of Goodness

Virtual Event

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Presenting the Sam Miller Goodness Award, The Arnold R. Pinkney Award for Civic Leadership and introducing the Mikey George Kindland Award

Pre-Register for the Celebration of Goodness 

Thursday, September 10th @ 12:00 pm

This is a free, virtual event. The event will be live streamed HERE at

*Note: Registration is not required to view on September 10th, but it will allow you to add this event directly to your calendar.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2021




We're working on a virtual kickoff for 2020

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Accepting nominations to recognize the area's most outstanding teen leaders

Nomination period: 2020-2021 DATES COMING SOON

Click here or visit to nominate a teen leader


Celebration of Goodness Invitation - RSV
Celebration of Goodness Invitation - RSV
Celebration of Goodness Invitation - RSV
Celebration of Goodness Invitation - RSV

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 Values-in-Action Foundation welcomed 200 guests to Landerhaven to celebrate ALL the teens nominated for the 2017-2018 Searching for Teen Leaders program. At the event, we were honored to announce the names of the Top 10 Teen leaders as chosen by a panel of teens. 

Each of the Top 10 teens will have the opportunity to write a leadership essay. Based on their essays, two (2) teens will be chosen to receive a $1,000 Joan Minchak Leadership Award. 

We thank everyone who joined us for this beautiful celebration of all the good teens can do. Click here to learn more about these special teen leaders. 


Rescuer of Humanity

Awards Dinner


On Thursday, January 18th, Values-in-Action Foundation (Project Love) honored Stewart Kohl, The Riverside Company, Marc Byrnes, WKYC Channel 3, St. Ignatius educator Tom Pasko, and Jameel Davis alongside nationally-recognized author and featured Undercover Boss participant, Dina Dwyer-Owens and Dwyer Group at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. All of the evening’s honorees were recognized for their values-driven works and for promoting kindness, caring and respect in their respective industries.


In addition to the above honorees, the Town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada  was honored for its community efforts during the 9/11 tragedy when the town welcomed 7,000 stranded flight passengers that descended on Gander (a small town of 10,000) for several days while flights were diverted from American airspace. This touching story of humanity has since been made into the new Broadway musical, Come from Away, and Gander Mayor Percy Farwell accepted the honor.


The evening kicked off with an inspiring and thought-provoking poem written and read by kindness award winner Jameel Davis who, through his personal story, reminded the 650 guests the importance of kindness, tolerance, empathy, understanding and love. Each of the evening’s honorees serves as an example of what Values-in-Action strives to teach today’s youth through its Project Love character-education, school programming.


Co-founded by Susan & Stuart Muszynski in 1994, Values-in-Action Foundation is committed to empowering students and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect through programs that teach, promote and provide skills and tools that enable individuals to make values-based decisions every day. The link between school, community and workplace is powerful, and showcasing VALUES-IN-ACTION inspires us all. The event’s honorees are true role models who lead with their values. All proceeds from the event supported Values-in-Action’s character-education programming.

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