Recognized at Cedar Rapids Ceremony

Volunteers Receive Governor’s Award

October 2nd, 2019

Brucemore-Volunteer-with-Staff.jpgTwo volunteers for Brucemore received the Governor’s Volunteer Award during a special recognition ceremony held September 26 in Cedar Rapids. Jeff Knowling and Betty Debban (pictured with staff) were honored for extraordinary volunteer service to Brucemore.

“Volunteers play such a critical role for Brucemore. They help us share the site with over 45,000 people annually by giving tours of the mansion and facilitating event experiences on the grounds.” said Director of Community Engagement, Tara Richards.

Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. Hundreds of volunteers are recognized each spring during ceremonies held at several locations around the state. A complete list of award recipients, as well as more information is available online.

Learn more about volunteering at Brucemore. 


About Volunteer Iowa (Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service)

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