The Most Treasured Volunteer Awards aim to recognize hard-working people in our community and honor them at our Celebration of Human Services event on October 26. This year, we’re delighted to have five award winners:
- Mark Cline, Greater Cleveland Volunteers
- LaCoya Head, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland
- Kevin Hughley, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
- Colleen Moran, Hospice of the Western Reserve
- Terri Noll, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
Click here to learn more about our winners!
Their volunteer work includes doing things like providing services for hospice patients and their families, helping individuals with developmental disabilities, working with the homeless and responding to disasters and other emergencies. Between them, they represent nearly 50 years of volunteer service.
Nonprofit agencies, who nominate their volunteers, consistently and gratefully acknowledge that their work is significantly strengthened by volunteers like this year’s honorees. Community Solutions is delighted to recognize them as the treasures they are.
A little bit about where the MTV awards got their start, from 1943 through 2012, Community Solutions hosted an annual event for health and social service workers and volunteers called the Human Services Institute. It was a day of workshops, lectures, exhibits and more. At its peak, 2,000 people attended. Each year, the Institute was a whirlwind day that left both attendees and staff exhausted and refreshed at the same time.
Nonprofit agencies, who nominate their volunteers, consistently and gratefully acknowledge that their work is significantly strengthened by volunteers like this year’s honorees.
In 1984, Rena Blumberg, event chair and local radio host, suggested that we needed to put more of a “human” touch into our event to remind everyone that people are the reason everyone was there. Her recommendation, efforts to gather sponsors and passion for recognizing the people who help, resulted in the annual Most Treasured Volunteer Awards. Since then, nearly 300 people in the Cleveland area have been honored for their dedication to volunteering, the vast majority of them at nonprofit human services organizations. They’ve ranged in age from 14 to 97, and have done just about every type of volunteer service imaginable.Each year we honor Cleveland's Most Treasured Volunteers! Who's honored this year? Find out here! Click To Tweet
The Most Treasured Volunteer Awards will be presented during the lunch program of Community Solutions’ 2018 Celebration of Human Services on Friday, October 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center—Downtown. We hope you will join us to celebrate the winners and the organizations they help. You can reserve your seat online today. While you’re at it, check out the free sessions, three of which are CEU eligible that will be held that morning on nonpartisan human service-related issues that likely will be impacted by the November election.