2009 New England Public Service Award
Phoenix Houses of New England honored GTECH’s Donald R. Sweitzer, Chairman, and Jaymin B. Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer at its ninth annual Public Service Award on Thursday, June 18. Among more than three hundred guests attending the luncheon were numerous Rhode Island government and civic leaders.
The luncheon, which annually honors exceptional men and women whose achievements serve as an inspiration to young people struggling with substance abuse, raised more than $151,000 in support of Phoenix House’s treatment, education and prevention programs throughout the New England region. GTECH, a leading Rhode Island business with a strong commitment to youth and education, has been a generous supporter of Phoenix House, most recently donating the GTECH Technology Center, a state-of-the-art computer laboratory, to Phoenix Academy at Wallum Lake in Rhode Island. Previous honorees represent leading businesses in Southeastern New England.