Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria!

The 22nd annual Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria event was fun!             
This event was supported by Grosvenor Americas, John Marshall Bank, King Street Wireless, David & Diann Frantz, Jenner & Block, KrekelerBrower Wealth Advisors, LLC, and Speck-Caudron Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and many others. For a list of great sponsors and donors, click HERE

Here is what people said about the annual volunteer recognition event:

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I wanted to congratulate you on such an amazing event last Wednesday. The spirit of volunteerism was alive and well, and it was an honor to celebrate with you."

"A real nice event; everyone I saw had a smile! Nice set up, good food and a stellar list of awardees. Really becoming a "must attend" event."

"Twas a lovely affair"

"You guys at Volunteer Alexandria should be very proud; what a great event! I had so much fun meeting people (and eating the delicious food)!"

"Thanks for the other night.  I had a great time."

"Thank you to you and your team for hosting a fantastic evening!"

"A note to Thank you for allowing me to be a part of last night's event; it was not only inspiring, but also flawless! The auction checkout appeared to go smoothly"

"We all had a great time at the Volunteer Awards! Thanks for being so encouraging and easy to work with.  You did a great job!"

"A wonderful and successful event."

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This year, the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council will be supporting this event. Interested in being part of this event? Join the board, Grosvenor Americas, John Marshall Bank, King Street Wireless, David & Diann Frantz, Jenner & Block, Burke & Herbert Bank, Focus Data Solutions, KrekelerBrower Wealth Advisors, LLC, and Speck-Caudron Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. A full list of sponsors and donors, can be viewed HERE.

Every year, our Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria event recognizes volunteers nominated by the community for their outstanding service. Honoring the volunteers who are the heart and soul of our City is the highlight of this event. There are four awards categories – a Youth Volunteer Service, Joan White Grassroots Volunteer, the Marian Van Landignham Lifetime Achievement, and for the first time, an Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Award will be presented. This award will be presented by the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council.  

And the winners are...

Kerry Donley is the Marian Van Landingham Lifetime Achievement Awardee 

The Joan White Grassroots Volunteer Service Awardees are 
Maria Cabrera - CASA Chirilagua and Ray Gingrich - Inova Alexandria Hospital

Youth Volunteer Service Award goes to Day 'Quon Henderson

The Emergency Preparedness Awards go to Marco Johnson, MRC and to the American Legion Post #24

CONGRATULATIONS!

Read more about the awardees HERE.

Grassroots Nominees were: 
Ann Masters and Ted Kimmerly - Inova Alexandria Hospital; Dr. Bill Rogers - Carpenter's Shelter; Gerald Loughlin - Prevention of Blindness; Jane Orci and Kathy Killian - Wesley Housing Development Corporation; Jill Ahrold - Community Lodgings

Marian Van Landingham Nominees are: 
Doris Crawford, Lynwood Campbell, MaryAnne Beatty, and Mary Anne Weber. CONGRATULATIONS!

Award categories:
Marian Van Landingham Lifetime Achievement Award: Given to an Alexandria community member who has served this community consistently over his or her lifetime. Nominees have served one or more agencies in many different capacities and can include people who have served on boards, commissions, and in organizing roles. 
 
Joan White Grassroots Volunteer Service Award: Given to one or more volunteers who have selflessly committed time, energy, and skills to help organizations further their missions. 
 
NEW Emergency Preparedness Award:
Given to an Alexandria community member or group who demonstrated a unique and sustained contribution to Alexandria’s emergency preparedness. Nominees will exhibit an awareness of and commitment to the safety and well-being of the community, its citizens and guests. 
Parking provided by Colonial Parking! 

Previous Winners include:
Marian Van Landingham Lifetime Achievement Award: Marian Van Landingham, David Speck, Nina Tisara John Porter, Lyles Carr Allen Lomax, Val Hawkins, and Gene Steuerle

 
Joan White Grassroots Volunteer Award: Marya Fitzgerald, Jim Walsh Donald White, Patty Moran Brooke Curran, Scott Kahler Scooter Slade, Seena Foster, Susanne Arnold, and Steve Nearman
 
Youth Volunteer Service Award: Emma West, Yahya Yaziji, and Isabella Lovain