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Celebrating Volunteers

Honoring Those Who Give from the Heart

A community celebration of volunteering – May 1, 2019

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.

Volunteer awards in seven categories will be presented during the 22nd Celebrating Volunteers community gala May 1, 2019, in downtown Appleton. Nominations are now closed. 

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 $691,000 to local charities selected by their award recipients!

Jim and Sue Spierings

2018 Health Care Volunteer Award

Sponsored By Ascension and ThedaCare

Cheri Duchrow

2018 Janet Berry Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored By Post-Crescent

Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs and McMAHON

2018 Business Partnership Award

Sponsored By SECURA Insurance

2018 Recipients

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Bob DeKoch

2018 Paul and Elaine Groth Mentoring Award

Sponsored By Mielke Family Foundation

Nancy Heykes

2018 Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award

Sponsored By Thrivent Financial

Rachel Miserlian

2018 Youth Scholarship Award

Sponsored By Community First Credit Union

Renee Ulman

2018 Hanns Kretzschmar Award for Excellence in Arts

Sponsored By Thrivent Financial