Everyday Hero Award: August 2021


MONTICELLO, August 2021– The Kiwanis Club of Monticello presented its “Everyday Hero Award” to Julian Dawson in grateful recognition of his two decades of service to the community through his work at United Way of Sullivan County and his volunteer service to several other communal organizations.
Mr. Dawson is employed at United Way of Sullivan County since 2002 and has been Chief Professional Officer since 2014. In that capacity, he works with Kiwanis and other civic organizations to coordinate Project Care Thanksgiving and Holiday Food Drives to provide meals and gifts for those holidays.
He also serves as Vice Chair of the Monticello Housing Authority, member of the Sullivan County Land Bank, and has helped provide Narcan overdose trainings throughout the county with Opioid and Heroin Educational Awareness seminars.
He also is an umpire for Monticello Little League and a referee for various adult and children recreational sports leagues. He is a graduate of Monticello High and SUNY Sullivan.
“It is one thing to be a dedicated professional, but Julian takes his job as his life’s mission, helping others in need at any time,” said Marvin Rappaport, President of Monticello Kiwanis. “We are proud to recognize Julian’s distinguished service to our community.”
Kiwanis is a service organization of local volunteers dedicated to assisting our children and improving our community through scholarships, distributing food baskets, and donating toys and books.