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Celebrating Volunteers

Honoring Those Who Give from the Heart

Announcement for 2022

Celebrating Volunteers is on pause for 2022 to allow time for a thoughtful, strategic review of the event and awards going forward. Nominations for awards are not being accepted for 2022.
Watch for updates related to plans for 2023 – 25 years after the volunteer celebration began!

Our 2021 Celebrating Volunteers Awardees

Well Done!

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We celebrate the people in the Fox Valley who go above and beyond to help make the community a better place with their gifts of time.

Each recipient receives $5,000 to give to a local nonprofit organization and the youth winner receives a $1,500 scholarship and $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit of his or her choice.

Since 1998, award sponsors have given $749,500 to local charities selected by their awardees! 

Betsy Rachubinski

2020 Health Care Volunteer Award

Sponsored By Ascension and ThedaCare

Walter Zerrenner

2020 Paul and Elaine Groth Mentoring Award

Sponsored By Mielke Family Foundation

Mary Beth Nienhaus

2020 Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award

Sponsored By Volunteer Fox Cities in partnership with Thrivent

2020 Recipients

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Justice Moore

2020 Youth Scholarship Award

Sponsored By Community First Credit Union

Chad Kazel

2020 Janet Berry Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored By Amcor

Capital Credit Union & Pillars

2020 Business Partnership Award

Sponsored By SECURA