sprit-of-volThe 14th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards will be held Tuesday, November 1st at DeSales University, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.  This event, which is coordinated and hosted by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, is held annually to honor the corporate employees, teams and organizations that are nominated by local nonprofits or businesses.  These award winners embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.  The Honorary Chair for this event is Ashley Russo, ASR Media and our emcee for the evening is Eve Russo of WFMZ.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit organizations here in the community and the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking all the great efforts of those individuals, teams and organizations.  The 2016 award winners include:

Aesculap, BSI Corporate Benefits, Tom Brauchle of PPL, Dun & Bradstreet Tim Holt of Air Products, Just Born Quality Confections, Lehigh Valley International Airport, Lisa Oldt of The Pidcock Company, Olympus Corporation of the Americas and, Katie Wallace of ASR Media.

In addition, several individuals will be recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a program created to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Events like the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards are sponsored by:  Air Products, ASR Media Productions, Barry Isett & Associates, BBraun Medical, Crayola, Evans Wealth Strategies, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., Follett, Good Shepherd, Highmark Blue Shield, HMK Insurance, Josh Early Candies, Just Born Quality Confections, Klunk & Millan Advertising, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, PPL, RLB, St. Luke’s University Health Network, The Express-Times, The Morning Call, UGI, Veritext, and Wells Fargo.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is committed to educating, motivating and coordinating programs and services in promotion of engaging volunteers in our community.  Each year, the Volunteer Center recruits and engages over 25,000 volunteers to serve with more than 300 agencies across the Greater Lehigh Valley, saving our community millions of dollars each year. Learn more at www.volunteerlv.org.