ASBO NY Perry Award Winner Announced
Thursday, June 4, 2020
John Brucato, Assistant Superintendent for Finance at Kenmore-Tonawanda School District, is the 2020 recipient of the George Perry Volunteer Service Award, an Association of School Business Officials New York recognition sponsored for many years by NYSIR.
The award, named for a previous ASBO NY executive director, honors an association member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and commitment to the association and its chapters.
In an essay, one of his nominators noted that Brucato “has worked to become involved in the association not for prestige or resume-building, but because of his genuine care for our profession, our membership, his colleagues and the ASBO NY organization as a whole,” adding that Brucato “is on top of what is going on in the business of school business.”
Recently elected to the ASBO Board of Directors, Brucato has been treasurer of the Western New York ASBO chapter for three years and has frequently presented at association workshops and meetings. “I come from the world of technology,” he told NYSIR News, having been an IT director before becoming a business official. Early on, “I was really green in the position,” he said, and became more comfortable through the generosity of other members who willingly shared their time.
“I really appreciate and lean on” other ASBO members who helped him “get out there in front of the issues and be an advocate for students.”
As part of the award, a $750 donation in his name will be made to Brucato’s district for school-related use.