Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement

The Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement recognizes innovative and inspiring projects organized by UCLA student organizations. As a public institution, UCLA is dedicated to service and values the hard work and passion of students who are upholding the True Bruin Value of Service. The goal of the Mongelli Award is to shine a light on these efforts. The award is created and maintained by the UCLA Volunteer Center Fellows. Winners of the award receive recognition and a monetary award from the Volunteer Center.

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About Antoinette Mongelli

The Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement is named after Antoinette Mongelli, the founding Executive Director of the UCLA Volunteer Center, in honor of her leadership, vision, and service. Ms. Mongelli worked with community organizations and volunteer programs to increase the involvement of the UCLA family in civic life. She brought a unique understanding of the University’s work with public constituencies, as well as extensive experience creating new partnerships with community agencies that make a difference in Los Angeles. Previously, Ms. Mongelli served as the Assistant Chancellor/Chief of Staff for three Chancellors and served as the Executive Director of UCLA Special Events and Protocol. Prior to UCLA, Ms. Mongelli inaugurated and led Union Bank’s largest philanthropic event, benefiting the American Heart Association. Ms. Mongelli took a year off of college to serve as a VISTA volunteer in the Pacoima/San Fernando area, where she coordinated projects designed to resolve immigrant housing disputes and increase community involvement in redevelopment projects.

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