Humanitarian of the Year Award


CSEA's 2016 Humanitarian of the Year is Frank Carey, Plumas Chapter 193

Policy 903.4 states the William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year Award is granted honoring the memory of a founding father and life member, who, in 1929 out of concern for his co-workers, introduced retirement legislation, forever enhancing the lives of future generations of classified employees. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who continue the legacy of unselfish concern and noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community.

This year’s winner, Frank Carey, is Plumas Unified School District’s Facility Foreman/Safety Officer. He is actively involved in the chapter, district and community. He is a volunteer with the fire department, and has distinguished himself as a role model and leader. He is certified as a first responder. In February, his skills were called into action when he arrived on scene at a house on fire, where he found and removed an elderly couple from the burning structure.

About the Award

The William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to a person who continues founding father Bill Schwartz’ legacy of unselfish concern and reflects a noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community at large. The recipients of this award have performed a significant act of a humanitarian nature, including: demonstrating a generosity of spirit and dedication to the betterment of people in need (in particular CSEA members); being involved in service which has enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity and society; or contributing above and beyond in the name of charity.

Previous award recipients:

2015 Miguel Alatorre-Munoz, Orange Chapter 67
2014 Marie Hoveln, Vista Chapter 389
2013 Jerry Chames, Kerman Unified Chapter 279 and Gloria Pinedo, Patterson Unified Chapter 174
2012 Gary Davis, Sunnyvale Chapter 205
2011 Karen Sweet, Galt Chapter 362
2010 Veronica Rosales, Migrant Ed/Special Ed Chapter 436