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SCAVA Volunteer Administrator Awards

SCAVA presents awards for volunteer administration, described below with recent winners. Nominate someone now! Nominations accepted through August 1, 2016.
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SCAVA Volunteer Administrator of the Year

Award Criteria:

  • Has demonstrated exemplary service to their community, SCAVA and its affiliates, the profession of volunteer administration, and their agency or organization.
  • Has upheld the standards of the profession through ethical practices; demonstrated leadership, and professionalism in all areas of work.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge and the skills necessary to be an exemplary professional.

Recent Winners:

  • 2016 Jaclyn Pinkham – Miracle Hill Ministries, Greenville
  • 2015 Sharon Pinckney – SC Department of Juvenile Justice, Columbia
  • 2014 Janice Lovinggood – Oconee County Public Library, Walhalla
  • 2013 Jennifer Shurley – Clemson University, Clemson
  • 2012 Marlene Gantt – SC Department of Juvenile Justice, Columbia
  • 2010 Elaine Fleming – Main Street Events, Greenville
  • 2009 Sonia Donnelly – Trident United Way 211, Charleston

2016 SCAVA Volunteer Administrator of the Year – Jaclyn Pinkham, Miracle Hill Ministries

Building for the Future Award

Presented to a SCAVA member during the Annual Conference to honor exemplary direct volunteer service in support of a national or local cause and a commitment to volunteerism. Note: This award has been discontinued.

Award Criteria:

  • Has provided exemplary direct volunteer service
  • Service is unrelated to nominee’s position

Recent Winners:

  • 2016 Charlotte Anderson – Trident United Way, Charleston
  • 2014 Caralytta Hawks – Senior Resources, Inc., Columbia
  • 2012 Sally Burnett, CVA – Trident United Way, Charleston
  • 2010 Lynne Collier – Roper Hospital, Charleston
  • 2009 Peggy Hogan – SC Department of Education, Columbia
  • 2008 Katy Watkins, CVA – Richland School District One, Columbia

Robin Burns Volunteer Administrator Award

Named for the first President of SCAVA. A staff person with a private or public agency / organization who has advanced volunteerism through demonstrated skills in the management and administration of a successful volunteer program. Note: This award has been discontinued.

Recent Winners:

  • 2015 – Karen Culley – United Way of Pickens County, Pickens
  • 2014 – Regina Brown – Palmetto Health, Columbia
  • 2013 – Katy Watkins – Richland School District One, Columbia
  • 2012 – Mary Dell Hayes – Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Columbia
  • 2011 – Karen Stalvey, CVA – Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia
  • 2010 – Noah Moore – SC 9th Circuit Office, Charleston

2015 Robin Burns Volunteer Administrator Award Winner – Karen Culley, United Way of Pickens Co.

The Governor’s Volunteer Awards

The Governor’s Volunteer Awards allow volunteer administrators to give and receive recognition for outstanding service.
Read the award descriptions below and submit your nominations for the 2016 awards via email by August 1, 2016.
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2015 Winner: Steve Grant, The Family Effect

Community Leader Volunteer

An individual who has provided broad and exceptional leadership to causes, programs and / or projects that address human needs.

2015 Winner: Keith Kennedy, Richland School District One

Direct Service Volunteer

An individual who has excelled in providing direct one-on-one service to an individual, organization, or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative.

2015 Winner: Roper/St. Francis Mission Department

Workplace Agency / Association

A corporation, business or trade association that has demonstrated commitment to the community by supporting volunteer activities.

2015 Winners: Jim & Pat Helvie, Hospice of the Upstate

Volunteer Family

A family who has provided broad and exceptional leadership to causes, programs and / or projects that address human needs.

2015 Winner: Jordan Sutter, Pickens County 4-H

Youth Individual Volunteer

An individual age 19 or younger, who has excelled in service to an individual, organization, or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative. The voluntary nature of the service is a critical factor.

2015 Winner: Bobbie Ogelsby, Anderson Free Clinic & United Way of Anderson Co.

Legacy Volunteer

An individual who has been involved as a volunteer with 15 years or longer of continual voluntary service and has excelled in service to an individual, organization or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative. Service can be with either one or more agencies.

2015 Winner: Fraternity Council at USC Columbia, Hayes Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Volunteer Group

A group that has been instrumental in designing or sponsoring a program or project to benefit an individual, organization, or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative.

2015 Winner: Matt DeLaurence, Teach for America

Americorps Member of the Year

The recipient of this award is selected by Americorps and recognizes an Americorps Member who has exhibited exemplary service and leadership.