Honoring Exceptional Volunteers

Staff and volunteers gathered at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center last night to honor outstanding volunteers who served the community through the American Red Cross during 2010-2011. Take a look at a special video honoring the 2011 Exceptional Volunteer Service Award recipient Dee Dee English.


Along with Dee Dee the following volunteers were presented with distinguished service awards:


Corey Dayhuff – Chair’s Award
Director Corey Dayhuff, President of the Dayhuff Group, chaired the Sales Team for the 23rd Annual Red Cross Golf Classic held last August. Corey and his team of 9 volunteers raised $248,000!

Jamie RichardsonFundraiser of the Year
Jamie is the VP for Corporate Relations at White Castle, Inc. and for the 2nd year in a row led the Humanitarian of the Year Sales Team raising nearly $288,000 this year!


Sheri Tackett – Philanthropist of the Year
Sheri became Chair of our Tiffany Circle,a  society of women philanthropists in 2008 and began immediately using her business acumen and professional and social connections to recruit members. Since 2008, the 20 founding members of Tiffany Circle have donated more than $644,000!


Nicholas Riehl – Disaster Preparedness and Response Award
Nick has made significant contributions through his involvement as a team leader of the Disaster Services Technology team.


Sharon Groves – Ann Magnussen Award
Sharon provides 24-hour emergency response to local disasters. Since joining us in 2008, she has been the disaster action team or health services point person for an average of ten 12-hour shifts per month… that’s a lot!


Sharon Groves and Kim Tolliver – Health and Safety Services Award
Each with 30-years in the healthcare field,  this sister team have served as event coordinators for the Red Cross First Aid Services Team for four years. Both have led projects resulting in service delivery improvements.


Many other volunteers were honored for their dedicated years of service to the American Red Cross. We are a very lucky organization to have such wonderful volunteers! For pictures from the event check out our Flickr page. To learn more about volunteer opportunities visit us online.


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