Zanewych Named OCO Volunteer of the Year

FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities honored John Zanewych with its prestigious Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award.

OCO Board President Jeff Coakley (left) and OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper Currier present OCO board member John Zanewych with the Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year award for his volunteer spirit and selfless commitment to OCO.

The award was presented at the agency’s annual meeting held recently at The Fairway Manor in Fulton.

Established in memory of a very special OCO volunteer, the Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to a volunteer that goes above and beyond in offering their time and talents to an OCO program.

“OCO has more than 1,000 volunteers who devote their time and talents to OCO every year,” said OCO Board President Jeff Coakley. “Between the volunteers and paid staff, OCO has a workforce of more than 1,600 people helping to change lives throughout Oswego County. It’s a pleasure to recognize John with this award.”

One of the board’s most active members, Zanewych attends OCO staff recognition events to share his thanks for their contributions to OCO.

He has also participates in OCO’s March for Meals campaign and volunteers at the agency’s dining and activity centers.

“John has served on OCO’s board of directors for the past five years and is a true advocate and ambassador for OCO in the community,” added OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “He is also a strong supporter of OCO’s development activities. John is planning committee member for our Giving Thanks event and sponsors a team in our annual Bowl-A-Fun.”

In addition to his commitment to OCO, Zanewych is very active in his church and sits on the board of directors for Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the Child Advocacy Center.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations.

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