Pelham Civic Association Dinner Dance Gala Honors Humanitarians Michael Volpe &
Philip Carfora as 2022 Persons of the Year

Mike Volpe Family

Phil Carfora Family

by Joe Nunziata


Over 300 guests joined in a magnificent celebration of the Pelham Civic Association’s Annual Dinner Dance Gala held on Friday, October 14th at The Surf Club in New Rochelle. This year’s Persons of the Year were the Honorable Michael Volpe and Philip Carfora.


The Pelham Civic Association – one of New York State’s most active, volunteer charitable organizations, assists the youth, the seniors, the financially needy and the physically and mentally challenged – with visionary programs and events throughout the year. The Gala culminates their Fundraising season. Honorees Volpe and Carfora were acknowledged for their decades of tireless volunteer work. 


This year’s event was especially significant since both are active Pelham Civic Association members and officers who have contributed greatly to the success of the organization.


The current Pelham Civic administration is lead by President Michael Ming. This year’s Dinner Dance Gala Co-Chairmen were Michael Recca and Maurice Owen-Michaane. The Raffle Chairman was Michael Paradis, and the Silent Auction Chairman was Todd Cross. Tim Case served as Vice President of Fundraising.


The fundraiser enabled The Pelham Civics to reach their financial goal to help fuel their many programs, projects and events.  The winners of the 2022 Raffle Prizes were as follows:


$100 Raffles

$10,000. Grand Prize: Chris Gaine, Pelham


$20 Raffles

Pelham Country Club Foursome: 

Sean Wright, Mt. Vernon


Weber Grill (Tiso’s): 

Mike Wolski, Pelham


$500 Dining Certificates:

(Sergio’s, LaFontanella, J-Cafe,  Café 

Regatta, and Marcelleria Italian Steakhouse):

Brian Papa, Pelham


$1,000. Cash: Beatrice Lovera


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