Achievement Awards

Each year, the International Center of the Capital Region Achievement Awards honors foreign-born community members who have made significant contributions to the Capital Region and advanced cross-cultural dialogue through volunteerism and advocacy.

Save the date for our Achievement Awards luncheon on Friday, November 8, 2024 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Rooms. Ticket link and sponsorship info to come soon.

Nominations due by 7/15/2024 and winners will be announced 8/1/2024

Here are our 2024 nomination links (more details about categories below):



Our honorary co-chairs will be chosen soon.

Our 2023 honorary co-chairs were Assemblymembers Pat Fahy and John McDonald and our Emcee is Jason Benitez, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Capital Region Chamber.

Honorees of the 2023 ICCR Achievement Awards were:
Yono and Donna Purnomo – Business & Entrepreneurship
Ashok Adikoppula – Civic Engagement & Citizenship
Viktor Holovashchenko – Distinguished Career
Tina Omorogbe, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, RN – Community Service and Philanthropy
State Senator Neil Breslin – Volunteer of the Year

New Organization Awards in 2023:
Chinese Community Center – Global Citizenship
Festival of Nations – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Belonging

2023 Honoree Bios

Category Awards:

Global Citizenship

Honors an organization that has demonstrated awareness of the wider world and understanding their place in it, creating positive change that transcends geography or political borders.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

Honors an organization that has made significant impact in DEIAB efforts within the organization, in the Capital Region, and beyond.

Individual Award Categories:

Business & Entrepreneurship

Honors a foreign-born community member who has created economic opportunities through business and entrepreneurship.

Community Service and Philanthropy

Honors a foreign-born community member who has enhanced community programs by giving back through volunteerism and philanthropy.

Civic Engagement & Citizenship

Honors a foreign-born community member who has demonstrated leadership in civic engagement, government, and citizenship.

Distinguished Career

Honors a foreign-born community member who has achieved exceptional career accomplishments in for-profit or non-profit sectors in his/her professional field.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Honors a community member who has shown outstanding commitment to the mission of the International Center of the Capital Region through volunteerism, including but not limited to providing hospitality for international visitors, event planning, grant writing, web design.

Honorary Committee Co-Chairs and members:

Honorary Committee Co-Chairs: TBD


Fred Erlich

Michael O’Brien

Mary Ellen Piche

Rodney Snipes

Become a sponsor today! Join an incredible group of local organizations who make this event possible and you will receive exposure and recognition for making an incredible difference. Sponsorship info for the Achievement Awards is here:

Nominate an Individual | Nominate an Organization | Nomination for Volunteer of the Year

2022 Honorees

Thank you to our 2023 Achievement Sponsors!





Thank you to our 2022 Achievement Awards Sponsors!