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Celebrating Volunteers

Honoring and Celebrating Giving from the Heart

Save the Date: May 2, 2017

Each spring, hundreds of people in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin come together to celebrate volunteerism and honor those who go above and beyond to help make the community a better place with their gifts of time.

Eight volunteer awards will be presented during the 20th Celebrating Volunteers community gala May 2 in downtown Appleton. Online registration opens March 1. Thanks to the generosity of award sponsors, each award recipient receives $5,000 for their favorite Fox Valley charity (youth recipient receives $1,000 for charity plus a $1,500 scholarship).

Since 1998, award sponsors have given $633,000 to local charities selected by their award recipients!

Zero Tolerance

2016 Dan P. Spalding Volunteer Educator Award

Sponsored By School Specialty

Tom Prosser

2016 Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award

Sponsored By Thrivent Financial

Leah Witthuhn

2016 Youth Scholarship Award

Sponsored By Community First Credit Union

2016 Recipients

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Jennifer Johnson

2016 Hanns Kretzschmar Award for Excellence in the Arts

Sponsored By Thrivent Financial

Susan & John McFadden

2016 Health Care Volunteer Award

Sponsored By Ascension and ThedaCare

Bergstrom Automotive and Make-A-Wish Foundation

2016 Business Partnership Award

Sponsored By SECURA Insurance

Mary Poulson

2016 Paul & Elaine Groth Mentoring Award

Sponsored By Mielke Family Foundation

Drew & Diane MacDonald

2016 Janet Berry Volunteer of the Year Award

Sponsored By The Post-Crescent