United Way Volunteer Of The Year Awards Banquet Set For April 8

Friday, March 21, 2014

United Way’s Volunteer Center will hold the Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Unum Atrium.   

The annual event is also hosted by DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) and the Corporate Volunteer Council. Jane Kaylor, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by calling 752-0316 or going online at www.uwchatt.org/volunteerbanquet. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 28.  To purchase tickets after the deadline, please call Ryan Fugate at 752-0316.

The Volunteer Center will present five service awards to volunteers who were exemplary in how they gave of themselves to this community in 2013. Volunteer of the Year Awards will be given in the following areas: Youth and Education, Community, Health and Environment, Emerging Volunteer and Corporate.

To become a community volunteer, call Mr. Fugate at the Volunteer Center at 752-0316 or visit www.iHelpChattanooga.org

United Way's Volunteer Center, DOVIA and the Corporate Volunteer Council are also holding a volunteers’ night out at the Lookouts as another way of thanking their volunteers. The game is scheduled on Friday, April 25, at 7:15 p.m. and special general admission tickets are $3 each through the Volunteer Center. Reserve tickets by calling 752-0316 – tickets must be reserved and paid for by Friday, April 18. Tickets can be picked up at United Way’s offices between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.  Cash or checks are accepted for payment.


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