About the 11Alive Community Service Awards
Each year for the last 38 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards (CSA) has honored 11 Who Care, outstanding local volunteers who have demonstrated selfless devotion for the betterment of the community.
We would be honored to have you join us at the CSA dinner on April 23, 2013 to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable community volunteers. 11Alive News Anchor Brenda Wood will host the prime time videotaping which will air on WXIA-TV, 11Alive and WATL-TV, myAtlTV.
Each year the Community Service Awards dinner proceeds benefit a selected charity. This year, the dinner proceeds will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta (MSCA).
You can help us recognize the outstanding service of the 11Alive Community Service Awards recipients and support the important work of MSCA by participating as a table sponsor.
In honor of the 38th anniversary of the 11Alive Community Service Awards, there are two levels of support. Sponsor a Host Table for $3,000 or a Silver Host Table for $6,000. While both table sponsorships entitle you to a table for ten guests, the Silver Host Table includes prominent placement in the ballroom.
This will be a wonderful event, if you are with us, as we salute the incredible contributions that the 11Alive Community Service Awards recipients have made to improve the communities in which we live and work. For additional information or reservations, please contact Amy Holloway at email@example.com
2013 CSA Beneficiary: The Ron Clark Academy
The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) is a highly-acclaimed, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity balanced by a strict code of discipline. RCA students represent various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the metro region.
The Academy's vision is to extend its reach beyond its student body by having an impact upon students everywhere. RCA is a demonstration school - a place where visiting educators engage in a vibrant professional development experience by observing best practices in action before participating in hands-on workshops. In the past six years, more than 18,000 superintendents, district level administrators, and teachers from 40 states and 22 countries have participated in The RCA Experience to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promotes success.
To find out more about The Ron Clark Academy please visit their website www.ronclarkacademy.com
THE BOISFEUILLET JONES AWARD - 2013
Lovette Twyman Russell
, for passionate dedication to the health, wellness and education of inner city children, serving as an advocate for children's causes and being recognized as an accomplished philanthropist in the Atlanta community. She has served on countless boards throughout the city including Sheltering Arms, Zoo Atlanta, Trinity School, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, trustee of Spelman College and an advisor to youthSpark. Ms. Russell has been recognized as the 2012 Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA and Atlanta Woman magazine for her community service.
Past Winners of the Community Service Awards
2013 Award Winners
, for founding Kate's Club, an organization to empower and support children going though bereavement.
, for over 28 years of service with The Salvation Army, directing the Gwinnett Emergency Food Pantry and serving in the canteen ministry.
, for commitment to building scenic trails in and around Atlanta through the PATH Foundation.
Deborah A. Jennings
, for founding Each One Reach One, a program to empower, inspire, educate and encourage positive growth in youth.
Dorothy H. Jordan
, for founding Camp Sunshine, a camp for children with cancer, and working to develop year-round programs for children with cancer.
, for commitment to education, serving with Project GRAD Atlanta to increase the number of graduates from high school and college in traditionally underserved communities.
Brian A. Lucas
, for volunteer work at Shepherd Center, focusing on families of newly admitted patients.
, for founding Mission Agape, an organization helping Korean-Americans, senior citizens and the homeless.
Dr. Earl Thurmond
, for service at the Peachtree Pine Homeless Shelter, caring for almost 4,000 men over 11 years.
Elena K. Weaver
, for service at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, assisting Guest Services. www.choa.org and www.specialolympicsga.org
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