The Roslyn Landmark Society has been awarded a $1,500 Gardiner Youth Scholars award from the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation.
All Long Island historical societies have access to the Gardiner Youth Scholars award. The Gardiner Youth Scholars’ candidates are selected at the discretion of the historical society which oversees the scholars’ hours and activities. The candidate must complete 100 hours of service after being nominated and be between the ages of 15 to 22.
For 2022, the Roslyn Landmark Society has nominated Riley Danbusky, an incoming sophomore at Roslyn High School. Riley started volunteering for the Roslyn Landmark Society in the summer of 2021. She assisted with filing, archiving and mailings for the organization.
Most recently, Riley assisted with the Mackay Estate Gate Lodge clean-up day on April 23, 2022. Riley will continue her community service over the next year, while implementing the Roslyn Landmark Society student membership program and project-related activities.
“I was honored to nominate Riley as a Gardiner Youth Scholar. Riley is an enthusiastic volunteer, willing to help wherever needed. She is dedicated to her community and I look forward to working together over the next year to complete the required community service hours. I would also like to thank the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation for this wonderful youth scholars’ program,” said Jennifer Lister, executive director of the Roslyn Landmark Society.
Any student wishing to get community service with the Roslyn Landmark Society should call Jennifer Lister at (515) 625-4363.