United Way’s Volunteer Awards

Voting is open until Friday, April 6 at 11:45 pm. You can vote once per day.

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  • Outstanding Volunteer: Youth Award

  • Elizabeth "Beth" Uthoff

    Beth is an officer in Prairie High School Key Club and the driving force behind their participation in the Thirst Project, a global organization building clean water wells. She has led the charge to fund a well in Africa. Beth organized other volunteers and lead fundraisers raising more than $3,500. Since the cost for a well is $12,000, Beth is recruiting underclassmen to continue working toward our goal after she graduates. Not only has Beth made Key Club successful, she made us look at global issues and figured out how to be part of the solution.
  • Karly Gaul

    Most seven-year-old girls’ birthday parties focus on the birthday girl, but Karly used hers to make a difference for others. She and her friends make presents for girls living at Tanager Place Cottages. Last year, they put together craft boxes, and this year, they made birthday boxes with cupcake mix, icing, and surprises. Karly’s generosity, creativity, and selflessness gives staff at Tanager Place the opportunity to see the girls’ faces light up. The girls feel special knowing someone was thinking about them. Karly is also a positive role model for girls she recruits, and has opened the door for a new generation to begin making a difference in our community.
  • Lauren Winchester

    Lauren started as a CMC intern in September 2014. After her internship, she became a volunteer. Lauren has taken great care to understand the center’s mission and programs. She carries out CMC’s values in interactions with clients, staff, and the community. She used her talent and skills to plan fundraisers, organizie and report valuable data, and develop marketing materials to use at community outreach events. Recently Lauren led a writing group for residents learn more about them while creating outreach materials. In addition, she has also been a wonderful advocate by recruiting individuals to attend fundraising events, serve as interns, and volunteer. Lauren has been integral to CMC’s success.