Meet the 2011 Patriots Community MVPs

The Patriots Charitable Foundation hosts its annual "Community MVPs" banquet today at Gillette Stadium, starting at noon. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is scheduled to be present, along with Patriots Charitable Foundation President Josh Kraft, Director of Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and defensive lineman Ron Brace.

As described by the team, the Community MVP banquet "honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism." Last year, more than $70,000 was donated through the program.

A look at this year's "Community MVPs":

Mary Benoit Houser (Longmeadow, Mass.) -- Springfield Boys & Girls Club

Kay Bernon (Dover, Mass.) -- Berkshire Hills Music Academy

Judy Boss (Bomoseen, Vt.) -- Castleton Communnity Seniors

Joey Cerato (Hudson, NH) -- Camp Sunshine

Natalie Fream (Newfields, NH) -- Main Street Art

Dr. Anita Huse (Londonderry, NH) -- The Upper Room

Susan Jaye-Kaplan (Longmeadow, Mass.) -- Link to Libraries

Nomi Kaim (Boston, Mass.) -- Aspergers Association of New England

Robert Lavoie (Nashua, NH) -- Marguerite's Place

Christine McCarthy (Southborough, Mass.) -- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Heather Philben (Boston, Mass.) -- Peer Health Exchange

Mary Kay Salomone (North Kingstown, RI) -- Operation Support Our Troops

Barb Savage (Milford, Mass.) -- Samaritans

Katherine Sullivan (Fairfield, Conn.) -- Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

Rick White (Hebron, Conn.) -- Hebron Interfaith Human Service

Linda Zachariewicz (Worcester, Mass.) -- The CASA Project