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Gift of Life Hosts Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

On June 8th, 2019, Gift of Life Donor Program hosted its “Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.” The ceremony and luncheon honored more than 180 dedicated volunteers throughout our community at Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, PA. More than a dozen volunteers, including donor families and organ and tissue transplant recipients, were awarded for their outstanding advocacy and contributions to Gift of Life’s mission. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

West Chester, Pennsylvania resident Timmy Nelson received the Soapbox Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to educating the public about organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania resident Cherri Gregg received the Julian V. Hawkins III Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to increasing awareness of organ and tissue donation in minority communities.
Bangor, Pennsylvania resident Lisa Rigione received the Dorothy Crane Donor Awareness Award in recognition of her outstanding dedication as a donor family member helping to increase awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
The Grundy Senators Ice Hockey club of Bristol, Pennsylvania received the Joseph Colfer Donor Awareness Award in recognition of their outstanding efforts as youth promoting awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Hatboro, Pennsylvania resident Carrie Dailey received the Rookie of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding effort as a volunteer new to Gift of Life Donor Program in 2019.
Bee a Blessing, Inc. of Mt. Laurel received the Family House Fundraising Ambassador Award in recognition of their exceptional leadership in coordinating, motivating and successfully completing fundraising efforts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident Gerry Schneeberg received the Family House Guest Services Award in recognition of her leadership, compassion and outstanding commitment to supporting and comforting transplant patients, families, and caregivers.
Warminster, Pennsylvania resident Mary Smith received the Heartman Award in recognition of her support for all branches of Gift of Life, including Donor Program and Family House. Pictured is Mary’s daughter Ashley accepting the award on her behalf.
Wilmington, Delaware, resident Gabrielle Penna received the Joseph Colfer Donor Awareness Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts as a youth promoting awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Pictured is Dr. Tracey Woodson, accepting the award on Gabrielle’s behalf.
Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident and donor father and cornea transplant recipient Bruce Edwards accepted the Joseph Colfer Donor Awareness Award on behalf of the Pennsylvania Masons. The masons were recognized for their outstanding contributions to increasing awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The ceremony celebrated the contributions of more than 180 dedicated Gift of Life volunteers throughout the region.

Not Pictured:

Newark, New Jersey resident Migdalia Green, who received the Behind the Scenes Award in recognition of her incredible dedication to performing the many vital, important tasks of the spotlight.

The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, who received the “Home Cook Heroes” Award in recognition of its outstanding commitment, reliability and generosity in preparing and serving meals to the families staying at the Family House.