Courtesy PhiladelphiaEagles.com | Posted: Mar 17, 2014
The Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals named the finalists for the 2014 Community Quarterback Awards, which recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism.
The Eagles and Teva award $100,000 in grants to the nonprofits served by the 11 Community Quarterback finalists. The overall winner received $50,000 for his or her organization while the two runners-up received an additional $11,000 for their nonprofit. Additionally, the finalists received $4,000 for their group. The award presentation took place March 19 at the NovaCare Complex.
Steve Leckerman – The Livengrin Foundation
Steve Leckerman is a dedicated volunteer with the Livengrin Foundation, using his 30 years of experience within the grassroots addiction recovery community, as well as his business expertise to help those affected by the disease across the region. Steve has dedicated a great deal of time towards increasing the Livengrin Foundation’s fundraising initiatives, including helping to build a professional development office. In 2013, Steve and his family established a special patient scholarship fund at Livengrin, named in the memory of his daughter who was killed by a drunk driver in 2003. In only eight months, Steve personally raised more than $50,000 to the Leigh Leckerman Scholarship. Steve is completely dedicated to the recovery community, helping people regain good health and their productive lives.