Introducing Corey B. Bearak, Esq., 2016 Spirit of Theresa Award HonoreeCorey B. Bearak, Esq. is not only an attorney—he is a community service advocate. He has been in public service for over 20 years, during which time he has improved his community in many ways including: counseling clients who face difficult public policy matters, helping the special needs community in dealing with governmental issues, and working within his community to make it a better place.

“Making a difference” is part of Corey’s DNA. He feels it is important to give back every day. In a recent interview, when asked why it is so important to him, he responded, “Often in your life, you are helped by others, whether it is family, friends, teachers or colleagues. Not everyone starts their life with a silver spoon. It is important to recognize that the help you received from others shaped who you are today. It makes you feel good when you can help someone get a positive result.” At the same time, Corey does not seek accolades for his good work.

Corey’s dedication to his community has been shown in a number of ways. He has worked on numerous causes to better his community which he calls “little victories:”

  • He worked on getting two different traffic lights installed on roads that were dangerous.
  • He helped create a plan to get the roads in his town repaved, even though there were obstacles preventing them from being done.
  • He also helped pass a law that would require smoke detectors to be installed in order for the sale of a house to go through.

These “little victories” as he called them have positively impacted thousands of people and likely has saved lives.

Corey, we are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize your efforts and the impact you have made within the community.

Help show appreciation towards Corey and our other deserving honorees by sponsoring the 22nd Annual Theresa Awards and purchasing tickets to attend. For more information, please call Kirrelle Freeman or Melanie Castillo at 516-683-1717. Learn more about the Theresa Foundation

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