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2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry Bell, Administrative Assistant
(775) 825-1900 | tbell@nevadavolunteers.org
www.nevadavolunteers.org
2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards Finalists Announced

RENO/LAS VEGAS, August 2, 2018 — Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2018 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; Individual Youth; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; and Volunteer Manager. Finalists will attend the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on October 18, 2018, at the Park MGM in 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.

2018 Governor’s Points of Light Finalists include:

Individual Volunteer: Northern Nevada
Sally DeLipkau
Patti McClelland
Walter Rosenberg

Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada
Kayla Blevins
Florence Jameson
Favil West

Individual Volunteer: Rural Nevada
Albert Bass
Richard Knight
Kevin McClelland

Individual Volunteer: Youth
Sydney Adashek
Radhika Shah
Blake Weissman

Volunteer Manager
Cozette Eldridge
Nikkie Ellis
Brenda Jepson

Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program
American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Business or Corporate Volunteer Program
Sands Cares
Wells Fargo

There are still opportunities to be a part of recognizing these inspiring volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer programs in Nevada:
• Join us for the awards luncheon on October 18th at the Park MGM in Las Vegas.
• Sponsor the awards luncheon showing your support of volunteerism in Nevada.
• Participate in the Silent Auction from your cell phone or desk!

More information can be found on the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards webpage.

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