In 2004 Gotham initiated its first annual Networker of the Year Award. In 2012, we added a new award, our Red Bandana Award, given to a member who exhibited an extraordinary level of altruism during the course of the year. This award is given in honor of Welles Remy Crowther (son of our former member Jefferson Crowthers), who gave his life on September 11 in service to others.
The award can only be won once and gains entry in to the hallowed Gotham Hall of Fame.
These are wonderful members of our family and only you know who is next!
|2021 Gotham Award Winners|
|As Gotham evolves, so do our awards with a first ever Rookie of the Year.|
"Reliable" Ray Walcott is networker of the year.
Along with Ray, Michael was anointed Networker of the Year
Rookie of the Year
RitaSue is this year's prestigious Red Bandana award for her selfless acts.
|2020 Gotham Award Winners|
|In a tumultuous year, Gotham still stands tall as evidenced by the selfless giving of our recipients.|
A member of the Queens group, Brad personifies Gotham.
Another member of the Queens group, Dan consistently helps, refers, and gives.
Lourdes Villanueva Hartrick|
Lourdes was shocked to receive the Red Bandana Award this year. She gives her heart to her community.
|2019 Networkers of the Year + A Red Bandana Recipient|
|Another incredible year of networking and social connections as exhibited by out three recipients.|
A well-connected individual who has been building the Florida presence for several years!
Shelly takes Gotham to heart in all her daily activities and it shows.
A shocked Mitch Tobol accepted the Red Bandana award with grace and style honoring its moniker, Welles Remy Crowther who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11
|2018 Networkers of the Year and a Very Special Red Bandana Award|
| A wonderful night in view of the Christmas tree in NYC.|
The man who was taking pictures needed to take a selfie when he received his Networker of the Year award.
Jefferson H. Crowther|
The Red Bandana award was started to honor his son Welles Remy Crowther and fittingly this year, it was awarded to his Dad for his commitment and unselfish efforts in how the courageous and selfless actions of one man can touch and inspire thousands.
The hardest working Networking of the Year for 2018!
|2017 Hall of Fame Winners!|
|Two networkers of the year plus a Red Bandana recipient. In addition, five charities were given $2,500 each. |
A true networker who has brought her special energy and talent to the Philadelphia groups.
A long time Gotham member, Susan has given her time and effort, unselfishly, to promoting and growing Gotham
In the spirit of Welles Remy Crowther, Jason was the recipient of the Red Bandana award.
|2016 Networkers of the year and a Red Bandana Award given|
|A beautiful event capped by the award winners and 4 $5,000 donations made to charities through the Gotham Foundation|
Surprised Tom was humbled by the well deserved honor
Another deserving winner from Connecticut, Barry is instrumental in running the CT Dinner group that rocks!
This years recipient of the Red Bandana award selflessly took care of his brother for over 20 years...he exemplifies what this award means.
|2015 Networkers of the Year and Red Bandana recipient|
|2015 was a watershed year for the Hall of Fame. We had our first Young Pro recipient who is a rock star networker! The Red Bandana award was a powerful story of heart and great results!|
The first Young Pro ever to win this prestigious award. An incredibly well deserved recipient who has proven herself time and time again.
A long time networker who was responsible for starting the "posse."
Philip J Smallman|
Recipient of the Red Bandana award. Phil exemplifies the selflessness of Welles Remy Crowther.
|2014 Networkers of the Year and a Red Bandana Award Winner|
|A fantastic evening where we honored these three deserving individuals plus through The Season of Giving, four organizations received a charitable donation!|
A great networker and caring person.
This years recipient of the coveted Red Bandana Award.
Networker of the year!
|2013 Networkers of Year and a Red Bandana Award Winner|
|A great honor for all three.|
Lucas J. Meyer|
Exemplifies true Gotham spirit as a networker of the year.
As a backbone of Gotham, Norman makes the events shine and deserves this award. He was very surprised.
As the second winner of the Red Bandana Award, Paul continually comes to the rescue for people in need. His big heart and easy smile always gives comfort.
|2012 Networkers of the Year and the 1st Red Bandana Award Winner|
|The awards were given this year to two Group Coordinators who have gone above and beyond.
This is also the first year for our Red Bandana Aware given in honor of Welles Remy Crowther.|
Hard working with a great smile, Erin continuously has sold out meetings.
Started and grew the Real Estate Group to a record size.
The first recipient of the Red Bandana Award for selflessness in the true spirit of Gotham
|2011 Networkers of the Year|
|They were very surprised!|
Corey B. Bearak|
Corey Bearak GOtham GREEN Chairpeople Gotham Towers LI Legal
Joshua B. Zinder|
Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design Princeton NJ GOtham GREEN Construction Chairpeople
|2010 Networkers of the Year|
Judith Heft & Associates, LLC
Group Coordinators Fairfield County
M2 Power Inc
Long Island Healthcare
|2009 Networkers of the Year|
|Two focussed and deserving gentlemen.|
My Elder Advocate
Marc W Halpert|
Your Best Interest LLC, e-giving and Connect2Collaborate
Group Coordinators CT Shoreline
|2008 Networkers of the Year|
|A very surprised pair!|
Lisa B Waterman|
Israeloff, Trattner & Co., CPAs, PC
Women Long Island
Scott is focussed on networking
|2007 Networkers of the Year|
|Two exceptional women were honored. As it happened, both have the same initials J.M.!|
A consistent and dedicated networker who is also a Group Coordinator
Judy is always thinking of how to help
|2006 Networkers of the Year|
|These are hard working Gothamites who well deserve to be honored.|
Penn Mutual/ Hornor Townsend & Kent, Inc.
Welles Financial Services
|2005 Networkers of the Year|
|Legendary members Bob Formica and Mike Zeldes were recognized at the Gotham Holilday Party on November 29th as Networkers of the Year!|
Hub International Northeast
|Robert J Formica|
In Memoriam 1948-2011
|2004 Networkers of the Year|
|Our very first networkers of the year! A wonderful party and celebration|
Robert Half International
Linda R. (Queenie) Newman|
Haskell Brokerage Corp.