Volunteers of the Year

x_ncpc2The North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) recently recognized 75 Volunteers of the Year at its 29th Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Over 500 guests attended the event to honor and celebrate volunteers from across North County, including the youngest honoree at age 12, the youngest honoree at heart at age 101, and even a canine volunteer for the first time.

A number of volunteers from San Marcos-based organizations were among those honored at the luncheon: Rosemary Speight, an Ambassador for Youth with the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos; Val and Shirley Valentine with Casa de Amparo; Alison Driessen, a board member for The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing; Ahmed Haque, a board member for the North County Food Bank; Steve Kildoo, a board member for North County Health Services; and Larry Lauber, grant writer for Wounded Warrior Homes.

NCPC is a regional membership association of nonprofit professionals, board members, and volunteers as well as corporate philanthropists. For 29 years, NCPC has been promoting and strengthening philanthropic impact in San Diego communities through educational programs and special events, networking opportunities, advocacy for philanthropic issues, and volunteer recognition. Learn more at www.ncphilanthropy.org.