top of page

Daniel E. Cohen Award

ProJeCt of Easton’s highest recognition honor is the Daniel E. Cohen Award.  This recognizes an individual, couple or organization that supports and promotes ProJeCt’s mission throughout the community and helps achieve the goals of the organization of “helping people help themselves” through the contributions of their time, talents and treasures. 

This year, we proudly announced Barbara Diamant as the 2022 Daniel E. Cohen award recipient:

Barbara Diamant, Bethlehem PA, received her BA and MA from Montclair State University and her Masters Level Certification in ESL from Moravian College (NKA Moravian University).  Her professional career began as a high school Latin and English teacher at Bridgewater High School in NJ.  After moving to Pennsylvania in 1978 she joined the faculties of Northampton Community College and Lehigh University.  She has decades of service to community organizations.  She is a Trustee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley and a 20-year member of Women United, a branch of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.  In 2012 Women United named Barbara the Philanthropist of the Year.  She has served as the liaison between ProJeCt of Easton and Women United for several years and helped secure funding for several programs at ProJeCt.  She and her husband, a retiree from Victaulic, are the proud parents of two children and grandparents to three. 

The selection of this award recipient is done by the organization and approved by the Board of Directors.  The recipient is honored at a dinner.  If you or your organization would like to be part of this event through donations or sponsorships, please contact the Development Office at 610-258-4361 x25 or email


Daniel E. Cohen Honorees

2022 Barbara Diamant

2019 Alan Abraham

2017 Don Follett

2014 Daniel E. Cohen

Alan Abraham Janice Komisor and Danny Co
Megan Principato Alan Abraham Rick Principato.jpeg
Alan Danny Janice.jpg

Our 2022 Sponsors

Building a better community by helping people help themselves since 1968

ProJeCt focuses on creating long-term, measurable, and sustainable solutions to poverty

We rely on many volunteers who graciously donate their time, talents, and energy to our programs and events

All of our services are free of charge thanks to generous donors and community partners

A special thanks to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Elaine Emrick

Savory Sponsor 

Brown Daub Foundation

Executive Chef Sponsor

Danny and Nancy Cohen

Steve and Jeanne Follett

Connoisseur Sponsor

Charles and Sandra Adams

Dr. David T. Lyon, MD, MPH

Tom and Rebecca Rosenbauer

Gourmet Sponsor

Dennis and Jane Cullen

Greg and Margaret Hurley

John and Janice Komisor

Triad Tool & Die Company, Inc.

Andrew and Katherine Updegrove

Dessert Sponsor

Alan and Marsha Abraham

Ashton Funeral Home

Campbell, Rappold & Yurasitis LLP

Concannon & Miller Company PC

Cary and Kelly Giacalone

Kressler Wolff & Miller Insurance

John and Lucille Kincaid

Bill and JoAnn Nenow

The Lehr Foundation

Karen and Rod Oren

Richard and Mary Wilford Hunt


bottom of page