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Bay Area Volunteer Award Winners: Through the Years

2014 Bay Area Volunteer Awards

The Volunteer Center celebrates outstanding volunteers, nonprofits and businesses at a signature event highlighting volunteerism: Hats Off: A Celebration of Volunteer Heroes! We are honored to announce the 2014 recipients of the Bay Area Volunteer Awards! 

And the 2014 Bay Area Volunteer Award Winners are...

Community Spirit Award (selected by nomination review panel)
This award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding individual volunteer serving a nonprofit organization located in the Bay Area.

Winner: Chet Martine, nominated by San Francisco Ed Fund

Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award (selected by nomination review panel)
This award recognizes nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area that effectively engage volunteers in the meaningful work that they do.

Winner: Community Technology Network

Nonprofit Board Leader Award (selected by nomination review panel)
This award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding nonprofit board member in the Bay Area. 

Winner: Lija McHugh, Board President, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

Corporate Community Involvement Award (selected by nomination review panel)
Established in 1992, this award recognizes a Bay Area business that operates an outstanding employee involvement program.

Winner: CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer

Volunteer Choice Award (selected by popular vote)
This award is given to a nonprofit serving the Bay Area selected by popular vote.

Winner: MedShare

Thank you to the Bay Area Volunteer Awards Sponsors!
Ascent, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, and Kaiser Permanente

Check out Previous Award Winners

2013 Volunteer Choice Award 
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

2013 Community Spirit Award  
Betty DeForest, South Hayward Parish

2013 Nonprofit Board Leader Award  
Garen Corbett, Spark

2013 Corporate Community Involvement Award

2012 Award Winners

2012 Volunteer Choice Award 
St. Anthony Foundation

2012 Community Spirit Award  
Kimberly Jew, Upwardly Global

2012 Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award  
STAND! For Families Free of Violence

2012 Nonprofit Board Leader Award  
Paul Cox, Swords to Plowshares

2012 Corporate Community Involvement Award
Charles Schwab and Co., Inc.

2012 Corporate Community Champion Award
Shepard Pollack

2011 Award Winners

Corporate Community Involvement Award Winner
United Business Media LLP

Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award Winner
Community Alliance for Learning

Nonprofit Board Leader Award Winner
Phil Estes, Larkin Street Youth Services

Community Spirit Award Winner
Dr. John Ngai, Operation Access

Volunteer Choice Award Winner
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

To download a list of previous years' winners click here!
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