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Governor McDonnell Honors Virginia Volunteers

During an awards ceremony held June 6, at Hunton & Williams LLP, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the nine winners of the 2013 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards recognizing individuals and organizations for their extraordinary volunteer efforts that contribute to the life and welfare of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “It’s important that we celebrate the positive impact individuals, families, businesses and non-profits make in their communities through volunteerism each year,” said Governor McDonnell. “The honorees recognized here today are agents of change and inspire all Virginians to engage in their communities.”

Winners included:

  • Community Organization - Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Henrico CASA)
  • Corporation - MeadWestvaco, City of Richmond
  • Educational Institution Volunteer Program - The Campus Kitchen, Washington and Lee University, Lexington
  • Faith-Based Volunteer Service - New Life for Youth, Inc., City of Richmond
  • Family Volunteer Service - Shak and Robin Hill Family, Centreville
  • Small Business - Ferber's Tire and Auto Service, Ashland
  • Adult Volunteer - Stephen J. Craven, Paeonian Springs, Loudoun County
  • Senior Volunteer - James N. Carter, Jr., Irvington
  • Youth Volunteer - Niasia Mea Ellis, City of Richmond

Read about this year's winners.

Read the Governor's press release.

See more photos from this year's ceremony.

The awards were presented by the Governor of Virginia in partnership with the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service at the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Governor's Advisory Board on Volunteering and National and Community Service. Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Gold Sponsor, Hunton and Williams, LLP; and Silver Sponsor, Genworth Financial.

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013