The Robert B. Dornfried Sr. Lifetime Volunteerism Award is handed out annually to an individual "who is dedicated to a lifetime of community volunteerism, civic duty and extraordinary service given unselfishly” to the Town of Berlin. In addition to the recognition, award-winners are given the opportunity to select a charity of their choice to which a donation of $500 from the Berlin Volunteer Fund will be made in their name.
The 2022 Lifetime Volunteerism Award went to Ted Swanson for his longtime support of Berlin baseball; and local non-profit Boxes to Boots was the charity Swanson selected.
As a Robert B. Dornfried Sr. Lifetime Volunteerism Award winner, Swanson’s name joins Dick Benson, Charles Colaresi, Bill Petit, Paul Eshoo and Dave Alkas on a plaque that hangs in the Town Hall rotunda.
Dornfried dedicated many years to volunteer work in Berlin, but was most proud of his military service. A member of the Army, Dornfried served in the Korean conflict, and was awarded a Bronze Star.
To learn more about the Lifetime Volunteerism Award, contact Diane Dornfried at firstname.lastname@example.org.