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2015 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amber Martin-Jahn, Executive Director

(775) 825-1900 | amber@nevadavolunteers.org

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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

Jim McClenahan

Malibu Robertson

Bill Von Phul

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada

Mary Ann Allison

Brian Scroggins

Thomas Taycher

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada

Deb Cash

Heidi McFadden

Mariann Summers

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program

Adam’s Place

Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada

Corporate and Business Volunteer Program

CenturyLink

Intuit

Nevada Chapter AGC Education Committee Educator Externship Program

Volunteer Manager

Tom Crawford

Lisa Marie-Lightfoot

Jodi Manzella

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.

 

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