The staff of RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to congratulate the thirty RSVP volunteers who earned The President’s Volunteer Service Award this year.
The names of the honorees were announced in a ceremony held during RSVP’s annual recognition lunch held this year at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County in May.
Several of the honorees attended the luncheon and received their certificates from Volunteer Fairfax CEO Steve Mutty. RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.
The 30 honorees (as a group) volunteered more than 4,000 hours over the past 12 months helping causes that ranged from supporting patients at a hospice to managing one of The Fairfax County Park Authority’s farmers markets.
“We are so proud of all of our volunteers,” said Rob Paine, RSVP’s outreach and marketing specialist, “but these 30 individuals take volunteerism to the next level.”
About The President’s Volunteer Service Award
According the the official website of the award “The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers. The award enables community organizations–as Certifying and Leadership Organizations–to amplify their gratitude by joining with the President of the United States to thank their most dedicated volunteers.”
The awards program is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, (The federal program that oversees RSVP) and is managed in partnership with Points of Light, an international nonprofit.
There are three levels of the PVSA, bronze, silver and gold. For adults 26 or better, to qualify for a bronze, a volunteer must have volunteered 100-249 hours in a 12 month period. For the silver, a volunteer must accumulate 250-499 hours in a 12 month span. To earn the gold honor, an individual must volunteer 500 hours or more over 12 months.
This year, RSVP had 25 bronze PVSA recipients, two silver PVSA recipients and three gold PVSA recipients.
Below is a complete list of this year’s honorees along with the level award they earned.
Congratulations again to all of our honorees. For those honorees who were unable to attend the picnic at Burke Lake, your certificates should be in the mail shortly.
Full List of 2019 RSVP-Northern Virginia President’s Volunteer Service Award honorees
RSVP-Northern Virginia President’s Volunteer Service Award honorees- Gold Level
Shelley Brosnan, Dorothy Keenan, and Mary Kent
RSVP-Northern Virginia President’s Volunteer Service Award honorees- Silver Level
Ken Kozloff and Cynthia Cadden
RSVP-Northern Virginia President’s Volunteer Service Award honorees- Bronze Level
Ellen Alvino, Celia Boertlein, Carol Campbell, Donni
Clifton, Jonathan Cooper, Pat Dubois, Yvonne Evans, Sharada Gilkey, Brian Gritte, Buzz Guroff, Gordon Hay, James Keegan, Denise (Dee) Mackie-Smith, Ken Mass, Michael McCormick, Annette Pigott, Kristin Ramkey, Karen Schroth, Deidre Sexton, Bernhard Stamm, Lanita Thweatt, Carol Wagner, James Wallar, Debbie Williams and Louise Williams.
All award photos taken by RSVP volunteer Ron Staley