Finalists named for Madison’s first MVP awards honoring volunteers
The deadline to buy tickets to the award presentation luncheon is Wednesday, March 15
MADISON – The first annual Madison Visionary Partners (MVP) community-wide event to celebrate the volunteers who make Madison a great place to live, work and play is fast approaching. Finalists for Community Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, and Philanthropic Business of the Year were announced recently.
The finalists for the top category, Madison Visionary of the Year, will be announced at the event luncheon.
The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on March 30 at the SportsMed Club at Toyota Stadium. Tickets are on sale and limited sponsorships are available through March 15.
“One of the elements of Madison’s success is its people and MVP thought it fitting to honor the volunteers who work every day to build community in our city,” said Melanie Thornton, Executive Director of MVP. “We have many people doing good and most often, they are the ones working behind the scenes. What better way to bring them in the spotlight than through these awards?”
Finalists for Youth Volunteer of the Year include Olivia Downs, Senior at James Clemens High School; Emilie Tesseneer, Freshman at Bob Jones High School, and Rian Edwards, Junior at Bob Jones High School.
Finalists for Community Volunteer of the Year includes Sandy Weisner, founder and director of the Madison City Community Orchestra; Elizabeth Servidio, volunteer at the Madison Senior Center, and Crystal McBrayer, President of the Madison Street Festival.
Finalists for Philanthropic Business of the Year include Redstone Federal Credit Union, Signalink and Apparel Lab.
Finalists are featured in the March edition of Madison Living Magazine. You can find it in businesses throughout Madison or online at www.madisonlivingmagazine.com.
“We had such a wonderful response from the community during the nomination process. We have a great group of volunteers and businesses who will be highlighted for their work in Madison,” said Thornton.
These awards highlight a key element in MVP’s mission as Madison’s community nonprofit. In addition to fundraising for large projects, MVP is also working on building a community of volunteers who want to bring small projects, events and programs to Madison.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit mvpmadison.org.