Thank you to the 2016 Service Awards Sponsors!
40th Anniversary Sponsor:
The 2016 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards
Established in 1993, the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards serve as a community-wide celebration of volunteerism. The Awards honor individuals, groups and organizations that have given outstanding volunteer service through a broad range of activities and programs.
Over the last 24 years, Volunteer Fairfax has recognized more than 2,900 individuals for their commitment to the community. Our community is a better place because of volunteers. Honor your best supporters at Volunteer Fairfax's annual county-wide volunteer recognition event, attended by more than 500 community members. Individuals and groups can be nominated in one of 15 competitive categories and four non-competitive categories. All nominees receive a complimentary invitation to the event.
A number of additional special honors were bestowed at the event.
Volunteer Fairfax, a HandsOn Network Affiliate, was selected to host the presentation of the Friday, April 8, 2016 Point of Light Award at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Jenny Lawson, VP of Corporate Strategy at Points of Light (an umbrella organization for the HandsOn Network, generationOn, Corporate Institute and Americorp Alums) was on hand to present the award to Kathy Hertz for her amazing contributions helping new arrivals at a refugee camp in Greece. Kathy also received a Volunteer Service Award for her service. Click to read more about her service.
Additionally, Fred Pitman received double honors at this year’s Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Judges selected him to receive a Volunteer Service Award in the category Fairfax County Government Individual Volunteer Award for his service to Fairfax County Public Library. As an added honor, the generous folks at Cabot Creamery gifted Fred with an all-expense paid Alaskan Cruise for Two on Cabot’s “Community Celebrity Tour” in June 2017. Cabot Creamery Celebrity Awards Program honors volunteers across the country for making their communities better. Congratulations, Fred! Happy cruising!
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