Citizens Who Care
What is Citizens Who Care & Educator of the Year?
Citizens Who Care is Andover's longest running program that honors outstanding community volunteers. Since 1996 the Rotary Club of Andover has honored 10 people each year who have contributed to the local community through their extraordinary volunteer contributions. In 2009, the Club added the Educator of the Year and Student of the Year awards to Citizens Who Care. Those chosen exemplify what it means to be an "unsung hero." They come in all ages and professions.
How are the recipients chosen?
Starting in January of each year, the club seeks nominations from the community and Andover Public Schools. Any individual, nonprofit organization, business, or group can nominate their favorite Citizen(s) Who Care. The Club receives about 50 nominations from which the honorees are selected.
The Educator of the Year is nominated by teachers, school administrators and parents. A panel that consists of four educators who are intimately involved in education, but who have no ties to the Andover School System, makes the final decision.  The Student of the Year is nominated by school faculty. Nomination forms for all Citizens Who Care categories will be available on the website starting in January of each year.
How does Citizens Who Care & Educator of the Year make a difference in the world?
We celebrate these local heroes at our annual Citizens Who Care & Educator of the Year Gala.  Funds raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and program ads raise funds to support club activities including scholarships, local grants, and our international water project.  Check out our photo album pages under Who We Are to see photos from previous galas. You can help celebrate Citizens Who Care by nominating candidates and attending an upcoming gala.
Join us for Citizens Who Care, Thursday, May 18, 2023 6:00pm at the Andover Country Club
link to ticket sales will be posted here
Be a Citizens Who Care event sponsor!

David Floreen, Citizens Who Care 2018


Dianne Caraviello, Educator of the Year 2018

Victoria Bernard, Citizens Who Care 2018

Ted Teichert, Citizens Who Care 2018