Over 500 area community leaders, non-profit agency representatives and business people turned out May 7 to honor the 2013 Spirit of Volunteerism Award winners. The Helpline Center hosted the event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. 83 honorees and nominees were celebrated at the event.
The awards were made possible through the generous support of the Independent Insurance Agents of Sioux Falls, EarthBend, Children’s Dental Center & Parkway Orthodontics, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard and the Argus Leader. Midcontinent Communications also sponsors a commemorative program for the event. Winners of the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards in the Adult, Group and Youth Categories received a $500 gift to be awarded to a non-profit, charitable organization of his/her choice.
The winners are: Adult Category: Jean Hofer; Adult Category: Illa Biteler; Youth Category: Betsy Powell; Group Category: Court Watcher Volunteer; Corporate Humanitarian: Click Rain Inc.; Corporate Humanitarian: Sammons Financial Group.
Citi also gave out the Citi Youth Leadership Awards at the event. These scholarships recognize high school students for his/her community involvement.
Nicholas Wilde, Brandon Valley High School
Jessica Leat, Roosevelt High School
Elizabeth Renner, West Central High School
Lauren Kunz, Roosevelt High School
Morgan Nelson, Lincoln High School
Geralyn Palmer, Lincoln High School
The following MetaBank Volunteers of the Month were also recognized: Bill Bradfeldt, Avera McKennan Hospital; Joran Olson, Active Generations; Marvin Hasvold, Sanford USD Medical Center; Kay Nordlie, Washington Pavilion; Glenn Walker, Active Generations; Joanne Sisco; Lutheran Social Services Refugee & Immigration Center; Carol Eggers, Sanford USD Medical Center; Ray Vaughn, Active Generations; Senior Companion Bernice Kjos, Nancy Weber; Children’s Miracle Network; LaFaye Panariello, Sanford USD Medical Center; Michele King, Feeding South Dakota.