2016 Carmen and Tony Messineo Community Involvement Award Winner: Gus Dornbusch

Gus Dornbusch has served as a TeamMates mentor since 1997 when the program first began to include community volunteers.  Gus holds the distinction of being the only person to be awarded the Messineo Community Involvement Award twice. He first received the award in 2011 for his work in recruiting mentors through Kiwanis International.  We now want to honor Gus’s exceptional commitment to TeamMates for his work with mentees Phuong, Fred, Kaleb, Antoine, Cody, Nathan, Jacob and now Dylan.

Gus’s former mentee, Dylan, says Gus fills him with wisdom. He is like the older brother he always wanted and his best friend.  He taught Dylan that life is too short to live in the past and to always be aware of where you are going, but never forget where you are from.

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