Frances A. Pullano, a 1971 graduate of Nazareth Academy, Rochester, has been honored with this year’s Lumina Award from her alma mater. John Colaruotolo, a 1971 graduate of Nazareth Hall, has been honored with the Lux Award.
The Nazareth Schools’ awards are presented to alumni of Nazareth Hall and Nazareth Academy whose community service, Christian involvement, personal achievements and loyalty exemplify the schools’ mission. The two winners will be honored at the Lumina Lux Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 10, at the Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden at the corner of South Clinton and Broad streets, Rochester. The event will begin with a champagne reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person. For information, call 585/647-8728.
Pullano is president and principal of Pullano & Co./M.A. Services, an employee benefits firm in Rochester. Pullano’s long record of community service includes four years as chairwoman of the Nazareth Schools board of trustees. She has served on the board for the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, chairing the annual golf tournament and participating on the finance committee. She has also served on the board of Holy Apostles Parish; as committee member for Women United, the women’s fundraising arm of United Way of Greater Rochester; and on the board of Mount Hope Family Center and the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency. She also holds leadership roles in several professional associations.
Colaruotolo is owner of Casa Larga Vineyards and Anco Builders, and vice president of both Rochester Italian Charities and the Asian Cultural Community Center of Greater Rochester. He also holds leadership positions in several professional associations.
Sister Ann Collins, SSJ, Nazareth Schools president said, “We take this opportunity every year to honor two of our alumni who most clearly demonstrate the values we teach — essentially, to serve all, without making distinctions.”