We are a for-profit organization, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to publish Model Citizens Magazine and appreciate your support. Nominating a model citizen is simple. Simply fill out the form below. In order to nominate a model citizen, you must be a former model citizen, or a board member of a 5013c. Please use our contact form to nominate a model citizen and in the message body write why you believe the individual is a Model Citizen.

Our goals

We believe in a world where we should recognize real model citizens who have overcome adversity to make living in gratitude and giving a lifestyle. Our mission is to create world class content, share authentic stories, provide opinions and updates on current events and news, in order to empower our model citizens to continue to make a difference for this generation and the next. We do that, by creating fine art photographs, organic and authentic interviews, 4k and 5k raw video highlights and compelling news and human interest stories.

Who You Can Nominate

Model Citizens Magazine Honorary Board

Model Citizens Magazine has honorary board members who are philanthropists who have made giving a lifestyle. Our board members are for the most part angels who remain anonymous to the model citizens community. in order to become a recognized model citizen you must be nominated and a minimum of two board members, model citizens, or executive board members of 5013c’s must second your nomination.

Executive Directors and Board Members 5013c’s

Executive Directors and board members of Long Island and New York City 5013c’s are also provided the opportunity to nominate model citizens. While this is not the traditional way model citizens are recognized, when 5013c’s want to recognize a model citizen who has gone up and above the call of duty for its organization, we do make one off exceptions and allow nominations.

Previous Model Citizens

All model citizens from the original issues until the current ones are allowed the opportunity to nominate model citizens in future issues. This is the most common way in which model citizens are nominated. All model citizens each year and prior years are provided 1 vote for the Model Citizen of the Year awards once they are a model citizen and all model citizens for the current year are automatically entered into the Model Citizen of the Year Awards in March.


What Model Citizens Say

The model citizen stories are amazing and the world class photographs and videos the finest quality anywhere.

Sal Ferro CEO Alure Home Improvements

The entire idea of Model Citizens Magazine is amazing heart warming and I am honored to be sharing this nomination with all of those we support.

Rosario Cassata CEO The Cassata Foundation

Recent Posts

  • Kryptonite Can Give You Superpowers!
    If there was ever a person who possessed the qualities described above it is Lidia Szczepanowski, Esq., Model Citizen’s 2021 Woman of the Year. She inspires and brings hope to others the way a beacon of light guides ships at night. Lidia exemplifies the real-life embodiment of the words success, independence, entrepreneurship, and glamour and she does so with humility, integrity, and passion. Lidia acquired a plethora of knowledge over the years as a litigation and business development attorney, business strategist, entrepreneur, black belt in karate, and international spokesmodel. More importantly, despite her extraordinarily busy schedule, she has always been most passionate about “giving back” through proactive “hands-on” participation in philanthropy and philanthropic activities. 
  • Model Citizens 2021 Man of the Year Rosario Salvatore Cassata

    John Dowling: Good to hear it. I want to let you know that you have officially been nominated as Model Citizens Man of the Year for 2021!

    Russ Cassata: Sounds great.

    John Dowling: Congratulations.

    Russ Cassata :This is a great honor. I appreciate that, very humbly.

    John Dowling: You’ve done a lot for so many not to mention Model Citizens Magazine itself and it means so much. I think sharing your story is going to inspire a lot of people and that’s part of the hope of this interview is that we inspire a lot of people to actually get involved and to do more for our community.

    Russ Cassata: I agree. The Cassata Foundation is just one aspect of everything. I’ve been lucky in life.

    John Dowling: Well our readers and fans would like to hear more about that, so let’s get into this interview.

  • Model Citizens Magazine Long Island December 2021 Annual Awards Issue.
    It is with great pride and honor that I present to you the 2021 Model Citizens Magazine Awards issue. Every year our former model citizens, our board of advisors, and our readers provide feedback and vote on Model Citizens of the year. I am honored to announce that Christopher Cassar and Colleen Rey Cassar are this year’s Model Citizens Couple of the Year. ROSARIO S. CASSATA Is Model Citizens Magazine Man of the Year. Lidia Szczepanowski, Esq.Is model Citizens Women of the year. Each has served our community by paying it forward, providing unparalleled services, and with love. There are a few more awards within the issue, the top photographs of the year, my own thoughts on Hopes for 2022, and heartwarming stories about caring, giving, and making our world a better place. I also offer several of my NFT’s in this year’s Gift Guide. As always Live in Gratitude. Pay it Forward. And Cherish your Chapters of Love

Become a Model Citizen

Please click on the button below and fill out the contact information in the contact form. In the message body please write a paragraph of who you are nominating and why they are a model citizen.

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