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Events

Breakfast for Champions

April 16, 2015

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s annual “Breakfast for Champions”, the Lehigh Valley’s kick-off of observances for National Volunteer Week, will held Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the event center at blue, Bethlehem.

The Breakfast for Champions, presented by the Volunteer Center and its community partners, pays tribute to volunteers from nonprofit agencies in the Lehigh Valley and Warren County.

National Volunteer Week, which runs a full week in April, is sponsored by the Points of Light Institute, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging more people more effectively in volunteer service. The Volunteer Center is a Points of Light Institute/Hands On Network member.

2014 Award winners

Sandy Kelly/UPS Youth Scholarship, honoring a high school senior who has made a meaningful volunteer contribution.

Markyta Sirett, Central Catholic High School (in orange),
presented by Marilyn Kelly, Michael Kelly, and Denise Simon, UPS

Sam and Betsy Torrence Partners in Volunteerism Award, sponsored by United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, recognizing a couple who together has made a significant volunteer contribution.

Kathy and David Leber (left),
presented by Betsy and Sam Torrence

Excellence in Volunteer Management, sponsored by The Morning Call. This award recognizes and honors an individual who has done exemplary work through vision and leadership in the field of volunteerism and made a significant contribution to the growth and direction of volunteer administration as a profession.

Naomi Pratt, Miller-Keystone Blood Center (in red),
presented by Mary Diehl, The Morning Call

Society of Volunteer Administrators Youth Scholarship, sponsored by Society of Volunteer Administrators.. This award honors a high school senior who has made a meaningful volunteer contribution with an agency that is a member of the Society of Volunteer Administrators.

Melissa Toth (in green),
presented by Lindsay Fly, Second Harvest Food Bank, SVA President
For more information on SVA, click here.

Thank you to our 2014 Breakfast for Champions community partners: