2014 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists Announced

RENO/LAS VEGAS, August 1, 2014 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the 18 finalists of the 2014 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 6 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; and Volunteer Manager. Finalists will be in attendance at the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on September 18, 2014 at Bally’s Las Vegas where the award recipient for each category will be announced.

The Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony honors individuals, community-based organizations and businesses for their contribution to communities through volunteer service. Winners are selected by a panel of leaders in business, government, and nonprofits from across the state for the extent to which their volunteerism exemplifies achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance.

2014 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists include:

Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada
Michael Allen
Vanessa Dixon
De De Rosene

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada
Lianne Kountz
Joan Miller
Eric Zawid

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada
Sandy Buchanan
Camille Howard
Mary Liveratti

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
Lend a Hand of Boulder City
Rural Nevada RSVP
Washoe County CASA

Corporate and Business Volunteer Program
Southwest Gas Corporation
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Volunteer Manager
Sharon Harding
Patti Johnson
Jan Lindsay

There are still opportunities to be a part of recognizing the inspiring volunteers and volunteer programs in Nevada:
Register to attend the awards luncheon on September 18th at Bally’s in Las Vegas.
Sponsor the awards luncheon showing your support of volunteerism in Nevada.
Participate in the 150 Points of Light for $150 campaign as part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial


About Nevada Volunteers

Nevada Volunteers is a private nonprofit organization that serves as the Governor’s Commission on Service. Nevada Volunteers shapes a culture of service and citizenship by bringing interested people together with important causes through volunteering and national service. Nevada Volunteers provides training to strengthen volunteer programs and track volunteer impact, provides easy access to volunteer opportunities through our website (nevadavolunteers.org ) and sponsors recognition programs for outstanding volunteers. Nevada Volunteers administers the Nevada AmeriCorps funding.

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