We’re so inspired by the selfless acts of these exemplary volunteers, who are recent recipients of the N.C. Governor’s Volunteer Service Award:
Dennis Carroll, president, Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men
Nancy Caviness, firefighter, Duck Volunteer Fire Department and director, Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot
Phil Daniels, animal care volunteer, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Andy Hatzigeorgiou, coach, Dare County Parks and Recreation Department
Kathy Hershey and R.J. Mills, mentors, Dare County Friends of Youth
Rendy King, Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church Care Ministry
Linda Palombo, board chair, Interfaith Community Outreach
Jay Phillips, head, Hatteras Sailing Organization
The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award is given each year to recognize volunteers for their steadfast dedication and generous gifts of time and talent to the causes they care so much about.
You can read their inspiring stories here. They are amazing individuals, and all deserve this recognition and our sincere thanks.
We’re very happy to acknowledge our long-term relationships with several of the groups behind these volunteers:
Interfaith Community Outreach ($1.6 million has been granted to ICO through the Community Foundation to date, and they are one of three Disaster Relief Trusted Partners)
Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men ($1.5 million has been granted to C.H.U.M.M. through the Community Foundation to date, and they are one of three Disaster Relief Trusted Partners)
Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot Fund, which has distributed nearly $50,000 in grants through the Community Foundation, and will continue generating grants for public health for generations to come
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island ($30,000 in grants has been awarded through the Community Foundation to date.
You can make a gift to the community in honor of any one of these generous individuals by going to obcf.org/donate-now/, selecting “yes” for the honor/memory option, and typing in the individual’s name to be honored. Interfaith Community Outreach has a fund that can be contributed to, as does the Annual Advice 5k Turkey Trot–find them by searching by name on the drop-down “funds” list. The Community Fund and the Disaster Relief Fund also are great options for gifts in honor of someone. Your gift will do a world of good, and will provide extra recognition for these deserving folks. Thank you!