Awards & Distinctions

Below is a sample of some of the awards Camp Sunshine, its leadership, and volunteers have received over the years.

November 2016
Medical Director, Andrew Eichenfield, MD. is named a Samberg Scholar by New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Director of Operations, Maureen McAllister was the recipient of the COCA-I (Children’s Oncology Association-International) Spirit Award
Camp Sunshine named a 'Gold Ribbon' camp by COCA-I
Camp Sunshine Awarded 4-Star Distinction by Charity Navigator
Camp Sunshine Ranked Top-Rated by Great Nonprofits
August 2016
Andy Cesnickas receives Points of Light Award
Board President Al Ragucci Wins 6 Who Care Award
July 2016
Founder Anna Gould is recognized as one of “50 Mainers Charting the State’s Future” by Maine Magazine
June 2016
Camp Sunshine Board of Directors and Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Michael Rotondo was presented with Camp Sunshine’s “Ray of Light” Award
May 2016
Founder Anna Gould receives a Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine
April 2016
Psychosocial Director Nancy Cincotta MSW, MPhil received the Lifetime Contribution Award from APOSW (The Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers)
October 2015
Volunteer Shirley Davis Wins 6 Who Care Award
Camp Sunshine Awarded 4-Star Distinction by Charity Navigator
Camp Sunshine Ranked Top Rated by GreatNonprofits
August 2015
Camp Sunshine Receives Eagle Choice Award in the Non-Profit Category
November 2014
Camp Sunshine Awarded 4-Star Distinction by Charity Navigator
Founder Anna Gould Awarded Prestigious "Camp Champion" Award by ACA New England
American Camp Association Renews Camp Sunshine's Accreditation as Part of the Tri-Annual, Ongoing Process
Camp Sunshine Ranked Top Rated by GreatNonprofits
June 2014
Volunteer Dot Gonyea Awarded Myra Kraft Community MVP Award by Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots
October 2013
Camp Sunshine Once Again Ranked Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits
October 2013
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Nancy Hibbard Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award
August 2013
Camp Sunshine Ranked Among Top 10% in the Nation for Sound Fiscal Management and Transparency by Charity Navigator
December 2012
Camp Sunshine Named One of Best Reviewed Nonprofits in the U.S. by Two National Charity Evaluation Organizations
October 2012
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Ron Eby honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Mary Rines Thompson Award
September 2012
Camp Sunshine Supporter Ron Eby One of Four National Finalists for The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award
November 2011
Camp Sunshine Receives Top Scores from American Camp Association in Tri Annual Accreditation Review
October 2011
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Vernon Watters Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award
September 2011

Camp Sunshine Receives Highest Rank Among Maine Charities for Financial Oversight and Transparency from Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator
July 2011
Camp Sunshine’s Campus Director Michael Katz is Recognized by the Maine Youth Camping Foundation With Their Dedication to Camping Award, Honoring His More Than 25 Years of Service to Camp Sunshine and the Camp Community
June 2011

Camp Sunshine Volunteer Joseph Cerato Receives Myra Kraft New England Patriots Community MVP Award
October 2010
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Ruth Shadbolt Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award
October 2009

Camp Sunshine Founding Volunteer Dot Gonyea Honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award
June 2009
Camp Sunshine Honors Founder Anna M. Gould with Lifetime Achievement Award
April 2009
Camp Sunshine, and Longtime Board Member and Volunteer Joseph Pappalardo, are Honored with Governor’s Exemplary Service Awards
November 2008

As Part of its Tri-Annual Ongoing Review Process, American Camp Association Renews Camp Sunshine’s Accreditation, Again Awarding Highest Score
September 2008

Camp Sunshine Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management for 5th Consecutive Year
September 2007

Camp Sunshine’s Sand Castle World’s Tallest According to Guinness
September 2007

Camp Sunshine Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management for 4th Consecutive Year
August 2007

Camp Sunshine Named Agency of Distinction by WCSH 6, United Way of Greater Portland, and TD Bank
October 2006

Guinness World Records Confirms Camp Sunshine’s World Record for the Most Lit Jack-O-Lanterns in One Place at One Time
June 2006

Camp Sunshine’s Medical Director, Andrew Eichenfield, Named One of New York’s Best Doctors
May 2006

Charity Navigator, America’s Premier Charity Evaluator, Announces that Camp Sunshine has Earned its Coveted 4-Star Rating for the Third Consecutive Year
November 2005

As Part of its Tri-Annual Ongoing Review Process, American Camp Association Renews Camp Sunshine’s Accreditation, Again Awarding Highest Score
October 2005
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Jean Sequeira honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Volunteer Award
June 2004

Yankee Magazine Honors Founder Anna Gould with its Community Partners Barnraiser Award
June 2004

Camp Sunshine Honors Founder Larry Gould with First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
May 2004

E-Town Radio Presents Camp Sunshine Founders Anna Gould and Larry Gould with E-Chievement Award
March 2004

Maine Recreation and Park Association Recognizes Camp Sunshine - Facilities of Merit Award
February 2004

New England Division ACA Board of Directors Elects Camp Sunshine’s Campus Director Michael Katz as At-Large Board Member
February 2004
Camp Sunshine Receives ACA Honor The Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence
October 2003
Camp Sunshine Volunteer Greg Bove honored with the WCSH 6 Who Care Mary Rines Thompson Award
March 2003

Windham Rotary Honors Camp Sunshine's Director of Special Events Michael Smith with the Paul Harris Fellow Award
November 2002

Camp Sunshine Receives American Camp Association Accreditation
June 2002

Toastmasters International Honors Camp Sunshine Founder Anna Gould with its Communication and Leadership Award
October 1999

Maine Governor Angus King Presents Longtime Camp Sunshine Volunteer and Board Member Joe Pappalardo with The Governor’s Service Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration – In Grateful Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments & Service to the People of Maine
March 1996

Longtime Camp Sunshine Volunteer and Board Member Joe Pappalardo Wins Prestigious Jefferson Award – Represents State of Maine in Washington, D.C.
February 1996

Adam Walsh Children’s Fund Honors Camp Sunshine Founder Dr. Lawrence Gould with Prestigious Rainbow Award