MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Lakeland Education Foundation honored a group of Lakeland educators and one of its community partners at its annual Casino Night, Silent Auction and Dinner Dance, held at the Villa Barone in Mahopac on Saturday, March 11.

Created in 1994, the foundation is approaching $1 million raised and donated to benefit the district’s students.

This year’s honorees include the social workers of Lakeland: Patricia Camia-Cass (George Washington), Andrea Cooper (Lincoln-Titus), Denise Denison (Copper Beech), Carmen Diaz (Thomas Jefferson), Beth Luft (Ben Franklin), Dawn Pellegrino (Lakeland High School), Angela Perales (Walter Panas), Katherine Rodefeld (Van Cortlandtville), Kate Schiff (Copper Beech), Lynn Uchetel (Walter Panas) and Michael Weitman (Walter Panas). Also being honored was Eric DiBartolo and Anthony Guarino of Yorktown Funeral Home.

The money raised at Casino Night will be used to help fund the foundation’s grant program. For more information, email