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Governor Announces Delaware’s Outstanding Volunteers; Recipients Will Be Honored Oct. 14 at Ceremony in Dover

Delaware Health and Social Services | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014



New Castle, DE – Twenty-one individuals and groups will be honored with the 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award on Oct. 14 at Dover Downs. The people and organizations participate in such diverse activities as educating others about the environment, advocating for causes close to their hearts, and raising thousands of dollars for community organizations.

“Every day, we see the difference that volunteers make across our state,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “This year’s Volunteer Award recipients are just a few of the outstanding Delawareans who give their time and talents to make Delaware a better place to live and inspire others to do the same.”

The 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards recipients represent the efforts of thousands of Delawareans who make positive contributions to society and inspire others to do the same.

More than 148,000 Delawareans volunteered in 2010, contributing 16.9 million hours of service to nonprofit and community organizations, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service. Another 41,000 Delawareans volunteered informally by helping neighbors or working on community issues.

“As a state of neighbors, we can improve the lives of many by working together. By doing that, we create a positive and healthy future for all,” said Rita Landgraf, Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, which oversees the state’s efforts to foster volunteerism and service. “This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in our state.”

On Oct. 14, more than 400 people are expected to honor the volunteers for their outstanding service at Dover Downs. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starting at 7. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person and are available by visiting www.volunteerdelaware.eventbrite.com. Information on the event and the winners is available on https://volunteer.delaware.gov

The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Department of Health and Social Services, the Division of State Service Centers, the State Office of Volunteerism, as well as the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

The 2014 recipients:

PAUL WILKINSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Marilee Bradley , Seaford

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

New Castle County

Henry Alisa, Hockessin, Human Needs

Tedd Cocker, Wilmington, Community Service

Lauren Gibson, Wilmington, Social Justice and Advocacy

Fran Peterson, Hockessin, Environment

Seth Ross, Hockessin, Environment

Cheryl Stump, Newark, Social Justice and Advocacy

Arthur Wilson, Wilmington, Environment

Kent County

Karen Waters, Felton, Community Service

Sussex County

James Angus, Frankford, Social Justice and Advocacy

Denise Emery, Lewes, Arts and Culture

Helen Pickford Daley, Rehoboth Beach, Community Service

GROUP WINNERS

New Castle – Group

Ardens’ Environmental Duo, Environment

AtTAcK Addiction, Health

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Delaware, 5+ years, Education

Delaware Jaycees, Community Service

Widener Law Veterans Law Clinic, Social Justice and Advocacy

Kent – Group

Educational Program Interpreters, Education

Mended Hearts Volunteers, Health

Sussex – Groups

Trap Pond Partners, Environment

Village Improvement Association, Community Service

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Governor Announces Delaware’s Outstanding Volunteers; Recipients Will Be Honored Oct. 14 at Ceremony in Dover

Delaware Health and Social Services | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014



New Castle, DE – Twenty-one individuals and groups will be honored with the 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award on Oct. 14 at Dover Downs. The people and organizations participate in such diverse activities as educating others about the environment, advocating for causes close to their hearts, and raising thousands of dollars for community organizations.

“Every day, we see the difference that volunteers make across our state,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “This year’s Volunteer Award recipients are just a few of the outstanding Delawareans who give their time and talents to make Delaware a better place to live and inspire others to do the same.”

The 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards recipients represent the efforts of thousands of Delawareans who make positive contributions to society and inspire others to do the same.

More than 148,000 Delawareans volunteered in 2010, contributing 16.9 million hours of service to nonprofit and community organizations, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service. Another 41,000 Delawareans volunteered informally by helping neighbors or working on community issues.

“As a state of neighbors, we can improve the lives of many by working together. By doing that, we create a positive and healthy future for all,” said Rita Landgraf, Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, which oversees the state’s efforts to foster volunteerism and service. “This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in our state.”

On Oct. 14, more than 400 people are expected to honor the volunteers for their outstanding service at Dover Downs. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starting at 7. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person and are available by visiting www.volunteerdelaware.eventbrite.com. Information on the event and the winners is available on https://volunteer.delaware.gov

The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the Department of Health and Social Services, the Division of State Service Centers, the State Office of Volunteerism, as well as the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service.

The 2014 recipients:

PAUL WILKINSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Marilee Bradley , Seaford

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

New Castle County

Henry Alisa, Hockessin, Human Needs

Tedd Cocker, Wilmington, Community Service

Lauren Gibson, Wilmington, Social Justice and Advocacy

Fran Peterson, Hockessin, Environment

Seth Ross, Hockessin, Environment

Cheryl Stump, Newark, Social Justice and Advocacy

Arthur Wilson, Wilmington, Environment

Kent County

Karen Waters, Felton, Community Service

Sussex County

James Angus, Frankford, Social Justice and Advocacy

Denise Emery, Lewes, Arts and Culture

Helen Pickford Daley, Rehoboth Beach, Community Service

GROUP WINNERS

New Castle – Group

Ardens’ Environmental Duo, Environment

AtTAcK Addiction, Health

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Delaware, 5+ years, Education

Delaware Jaycees, Community Service

Widener Law Veterans Law Clinic, Social Justice and Advocacy

Kent – Group

Educational Program Interpreters, Education

Mended Hearts Volunteers, Health

Sussex – Groups

Trap Pond Partners, Environment

Village Improvement Association, Community Service

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