Stroke Recovery Foundation receives 2018 Diamond Volunteer Award from Kelly E. Capolino

The Stroke Recovery Foundation was honored as a Diamond Volunteer award winner at a cocktail reception held February 8 at Naples Art Association in downtown Naples. Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and philanthropist, is the founder and creator of the annual Diamond Volunteer Awards program which recognizes local charitable organizations for their work in the community.

A select group of volunteers, supporters and board members from the Stroke Recovery Foundation were treated to wine, canapés and a networking reception. The reception was immediately followed by a Diamond Volunteer award ceremony with Capolino presenting a framed award to Bob Mandell, founder of Stroke Recovery Foundation.

The reception recognized Stroke Recovery Foundation; guests were thanked and praised for their hard work, countless volunteer hours, and their willingness to be ambassadors for the organization’s mission which is to improve post-stroke outcomes and lifestyles.

The group was selected from among many applicants for their valuable contributions they make in the lives of stroke victims, and their supportive caregivers.

“Mandell and his organization are helping bring awareness and help to so many,” says Capolino. “Stroke recovery is one of the least served conditions in our community and I’m so happy this is changing for the better with this organization’s help.

Capolino, local award-winning real estate professional with Downing-Frye Realty, founded the award program in 2009 with the first awards presented in 2010. Each year groups are chosen based on their exceptional volunteer dedication and the positive influence that they make in the lives of others. This is the 27th award to be presented by Capolino’s Diamond Volunteer Program.

For more information, Kelly Capolino may be reached at 239-877-6700 or
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