Brucemore volunteers–Mark Bornemann, Melissa Chapman, Mary Campbell, and June Silliman–received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held August 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Linn-Mar High School in Marion.
More than 500 awards are being presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. It is estimated that more than 20,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of nearly $500,000, were served by this year’s honorees during the past twelve months.
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.
*Pictured left to right: Jessica Peel-Austin (Brucemore Museum Program Manager), Melissa Chapman (volunteer), Mark Bornemann (volunteer), and Melissa Porter (Brucemore Museum Program Manager)