For Immediate Release
Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director
(775) 825-1900 | email@example.com
2015 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists Announced
RENO/LAS VEGAS, August 17, 2015 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the 21 finalists of the 2015 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; Volunteer Program Serving Veterans and Volunteer Manager. Finalists will be in attendance at the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on October 8, 2015 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. Award recipients are selected by a panel of leaders in business, government, and nonprofits from across the state based on criteria showing how their volunteerism exemplifies achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance.
2015 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists include:
Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada
Bill Von Phul
Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada
Mary Ann Allison
Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada
Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada
Corporate and Business Volunteer Program
Nevada Chapter AGC Education Committee Educator Externship Program
Volunteer Program Serving Veterans
Nevada Military Support Alliance
Team Red, White and Blue
USO Las Vegas
There are still opportunities to be a part of recognizing these inspiring volunteers and volunteer programs in Nevada:
- Register to attend the awards luncheon on October 8th at Bally’s in Las Vegas.
- Sponsor the awards luncheon showing your support of volunteerism in Nevada.
- Participate in the Silent Auction from your cellphone or desk!
Information on the Governor’s Points of Light Awards can be found at nevadavolunteers.org.