FAVRM is honored to recognize the 2014 award winners. Presented in Tallahassee on November 13, 2014 the awards honored outstanding volunteer managers and programs throughout the state in the following categories:
This award was established to honor a Volunteer Administrator in Florida, who has demonstrated innovative leadership which reflects the high ideals of the profession and whose efforts allow volunteers to produce significant achievements.
Kristina DaSilva, Director of Marketing & Development, HandsOn Broward
Kristina has been with Hands on Broward for 7 years. Her responsibilities include all media/marketing relations and development activities. She has been an active member of FAVRM for 5 years, serving on FAVRM Board as Marketing and Committee Chair for 2 years.
This award was established to honor the outstanding achievements of a local volunteer program in their creation and implementation of a program/service, which utilizes volunteers to creatively serve both their agency and their community.
Skills-Based Volunteer Program, BEST Volunteers Program, United Way HandsOn Suncoast
United Way HandsOn Suncoast partnered with TransAmerica HR department, Military Veterans Warrior Mentorship Program, Tampa Bay Lightning and BayPines VA to implement an innovative program for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Designed to engage employees to volunteers this program provided workshops strictly catering to our veterans that assist in job readiness training. As well as rehabilitating veteran resident located at Bay Pines VA and physical makeover (eg. Sidewalk, plumbing, electrical, painting, building a playground, landscaping to reading to children).
This program funded by Tampa Bay Lightning, and VGF –BEST Program generated: 93 service events, 110,000 volunteer hours, engaging more than 13,850 employees and served over 65,000 children!
This award was established to honor an administrator of a volunteer program in Florida, whose work and achievements serve as touchstones of integrity, service and professionalism, and who, by example, reflects the highest and best ideals in all aspects of volunteer management, and whose work inspires volunteers and peers to effect change through service. The award was named in honor of Betty Tribble, an icon of service in Florida, and founder of the Florida Association of Volunteer Centers as a lasting legacy of recognition for a lifetime of achievement and service.
The Board of FAVRM is proud to announce that the 2014 Betty Tribble Excellence in Volunteer Management Award is presented to Jeri Bush, Director of Volunteer Leon in Tallahassee, Florida.
Jeri Bush’s Accomplishments
“If you want to get something accomplished…then find Jeri Bush. If you want to work with someone who knows about building relationships and developing partnerships…then find Jeri Bush. If you want to work with someone who has passion and excitement no matter the task…then find Jeri Bush. These are just a few of the things I’ve learned about Jeri while working with her during the past ten years."
Tom Linley, former Chief of Staff and Director of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida