May 12, 2015 (Beachwood)Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA) is pleased to announce Sari Gonick as the Recipient of the 2015 Kim Chapman Young Adult Volunteer Spirit Award.

Sari has been a volunteer with JFSA’s Horvitz YouthAbility program for nine years. According to YouthAbility Coordinator Heidi Solomon, Sari has a unique talent for making other people feel special. “Sari embodies the spirit of Kim Chapman,” explains Heidi. “Her ever-present cheer lifts the mood of everyone around her. She is like walking sunshine, brightening everyone’s day with her perpetual smile.”

Kim Chapman (of blessed memory) was just 22 years old when she died in 2010 after a long courageous battle with epilepsy. Her positive attitude in the face of challenge was inspiring to all who knew her. Kim was extremely proud of her volunteer accomplishments and considered herself a professional volunteer dedicated to helping others. The Kim Chapman Young Adult Volunteer Award is proudly established in Kim’s memory to honor a young adult who exemplifies the values cherished by Kim.

Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, a private non-profit organization, serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio. Guided by traditional Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFSA is committed to enhancing every individual’s ability to thrive in our community. For more information on services, go to


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Sari Gonick (center) with her Grandmother and her sister Mya