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Award Recipients Announced!

POSTED ON: APR. 19, 2016

 

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi will honor recipients of the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Awards on May 3, 2016 at a dinner to be held at 6pm at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The public is invited to attend this event to support our wonderful volunteers. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased through the Community Foundation no later than April 25, 2016.

The awards are made possible through The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

The 2016 recipients are:

Bobby DePriest

Camille Poag

Chelesa Presley

Connie James

Jeremy Martin

John Ball Burnett, Jr.

Lori Brasfield-Sanders

Medeliene Payton

Psi Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Valery Smith

Southaven Volunteers in Policing

Young Ladies Today

Yvonne Herring

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 through a generous donation from the Maddox Foundation. CFNM currently serves ten Mississippi counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate and Tunica. CFNM is governed by a board of 20 volunteer civic leaders and impacts the communities of Northwest Mississippi by connecting people who care with causes that matter. CFNM currently manages 135 donor-established funds and has distributed $11.2 million to support 420 charitable organizations and activities recommended by its donors, as well as charitable programs established by CFNM.

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

 

To purchase tickets for this event, click here.

Volunteer Northwest Mississippi Community Partners