On March 14, 2014 the Nassau County Republican Committee named Dr. Jorge L. Gardyn as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Senator Norman J. Levy Humanitarian Award at its annual Inaugural Ball. Dr. Gardyn was honored with the award for his many public service accomplishments. The Norman J. Levy Humanitarian Award was named after the late New York State Senator, who was committed to protecting the rights of people with disabilities and their families.