Volunteer Memphis Awards Winners Announced

July 01, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 1, 2019 – Volunteer Memphis is proud to announce the winners for the 2019 Volunteer Memphis Awards. The diverse group of individuals, civic groups, non-profits, and companies represents excellence in volunteerism across the Mid-South. Winners were announced at the annual Volunteer Memphis Awards Luncheon on June 27, 2019, at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

“Volunteer Memphis is pleased to celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community by recognizing the many outstanding volunteers, volunteer administrators, civic groups, nonprofits, and companies that are making a difference throughout the Mid-South,” said Andrea Hill, director for Volunteer Memphis.

The annual Volunteer Memphis Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations across in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, and Tipton counties in Tennessee, DeSoto, Tate, and Tunica counties in Mississippi, and Crittenden County in Arkansas, whose selfless dedication to service has made a significant difference in the community. The awards seek to illustrate the power of volunteerism to raise awareness and inspire others to give back.

2019 Volunteer Memphis Awards Winners

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Dynisha Woods, Rising Star winner Ja'Rell Blackburn (represented by Evelyn Young), Andrea Hill

Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper), Ja’Rell Scott (Rising Star Award Winner, accepted by Evelyn Young), Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)

Dynisha Woods, Millennial winner Price Bullock, Andrea Hill

Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper), Price Bullock (Millennial Volunteer Award Winner), Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)

Dynisha Woods, Lifetime winner Felicia Orr, Andrea Hill

Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper), Felicia Orr (Lifetime Service Award Winner), Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)

Dynisha Woods, Volunteer of the Year Jan Frazier-Scott, Andrea Hill

Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper), Jan Frazier-Scott (Volunteer of the Year Award Winner), Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)

Dynisha Woods, Volunteer Administrator Ashley Adams, Andrea Hill

Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper), Ashley Adams (Volunteer Administrator of the Year Award Winner), Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)

Dynisha Woods, Civic Group Brown Baptist Missionary Church (Vivian Jackson, Barbara Baxter, Queen Hawkins), Andrea Hill

Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper), Brown Baptist Missionary Church (Civic Group of the Year Award Winner, accepted by Vivian Jackson, Barbara Baxter, and Queen Hawkins), Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)

David Williams, Small Non-Profit winner Memphis Inner City Rugby (Michael Deutsch), Jim Crone

David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), Memphis Inner City Rugby (Non-Profit Initiative Award Winner-Under $1M, accepted by Michael Deutsch), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)

David Williams, Medium Non-Profit winner Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi (Elaine Hare), Jim Crone

David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), Susan G. Komen Memphis: Mid-South Mississippi (Non-Profit Initiative Award Winner-$1M to $5M, accepted by Elaine Hare), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)

David Williams, Large Non-Profit Winner National Civil Rights Museum (Vanessa Clark), Jim Crone

David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), National Civil Rights Museum (Non-Profit Initiative Award Winner-Over $5M, accepted by Vanessa Clark), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)

David Williams, Corporate Citizen small winner Mr. P's (Alex and April Crowder), Jim Crone

David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), Mr. P’s Buffalo Wings (Corporate Citizens Award Winner-Less than 100 Employees, accepted by Alex and April Crowder), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)

David Williams, Corporate Citizens medium winner Southern College of Optometry (Kate Bucko), Jim Crone

David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), Southern College of Optometry (Corporate Citizens Award Winner-100 to 500 Employees, accepted by Kate Bucko), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)

David Williams, Corporate Citizen large winner BlueCross BlueShieldTN (Claire Brulatour), Jim Crone

David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (Corporate Citizens Award Winner-More than 500 Employees, accepted by Claire Brulatour), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)

The 2019 Annual Volunteer Memphis Awards are presented by Central BBQ and International Paper and sponsored by FedEx, Memphis Tourism, First Tennessee Foundation, Buckman, ServiceMaster, Comcast, Memphis Flyer, News Channel 3, and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

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Volunteer Memphis can be found online at:

https://www.volunteermemphis.org
https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerMemphis/

https://twitter.com/VolunteerMEM

About Volunteer Memphis:

Volunteer Memphis builds capacity for effective volunteering and connecting people with opportunities to serve throughout Memphis and Shelby County. The organization helps individuals, families, corporate teams and community groups strengthen Memphis and the Mid-South through service at more than 300 nonprofit organizations and schools. Volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving our Memphis and Shelby County environment and more. Volunteer Memphis is an affiliate of the Hands On Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries and an action Initiative of Leadership Memphis.

About Leadership Memphis:

Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. Founded in 1979 as The Memphis Institute of Public Responsibility, the organization has trained and graduated more than 3,300 leaders from its programs.


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