Lifelong Port Washington resident Mariann Dalimonte was named this year’s Pride in Port Community Honoree. With countless hours spent volunteering for many organizations to raise funds, better programs and improve the quality of education while raising three children and working full time, the Pride in Port Committee felt Dalimonte was more than deserving of this year’s honor.
“The Pride in Port Committee always selects very deserving honorees for the Parade Grand Marshall and Community Honoree, but this year’s choices are truly exceptional,” committee co-chair Barbara Faticone said. “Residents Forward and Mariann Dalimonte demonstrate an outstanding level of community pride, which is clearly what Pride in Port is all about. On behalf of the entire Committee, we thank and applaud both honorees.”
“I’m very honored that I have been chosen to be the community honoree and look forward to celebrating with family and friends,” said Dalimonte of the honor.
Dalimonte is a third-generation born and raised Port resident who began her volunteerships after a successful career as director of operations at Sony Music/Epic Records. After Dalimonte had her first child, Amanda, she decided to leave her career and focus on raising her family and getting involved with her community. She decided to start out small, joining a few committees in Port Washington Union Free School District.
At John Philip Sousa Elementary School, Dalimonte acted as vice president of fundraising and co-president of the HSA, while at Carrie P. Weber Middle School Dalimonte was on the Compact Committee and was the vice president of membership and co-president of the HSA. At Schreiber High School, she was vice president of communications, 2018 Gambol representative, volunteered to help at the Gambol and was on the Bond Committee for the school district.
Outside of the school district, Dalimonte was a committee member for the Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) gala raffle and silent auction for two years and a gala committee member for Residents Forward (formerly Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington) for several years. She was also past vice president of communications for the Port Washington Boys Lacrosse Booster Club and past president of the Port Washington Football Booster Club. Currently, Dalimonte is the treasurer of the Pride in Port Committee, board member and committee volunteer for SOUPer Bowl and HarborFest for the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce and an advisory board member of The Ed. Foundation.
“I love Port Washington and want to make it an even better place for all,” said Dalimonte of why she volunteers.
In 2012, Dalimonte was a recipient of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Award and in 2017, she was named to the Town of North Hempstead Women’s Roll of Honor.
Dalimonte will be honored at the Pride in Port Dinner Dance starting at 7 p.m. at the Polish American Hall located at 5 Pulaski Place, Port Washington.