Hands On Nashville Announces 2014 Strobel Awards Finalists

March 26, 2014

Middle Tennessee Volunteers To Be Recognized For Outstanding Community Service

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hands On Nashville will honor Middle Tennesseans for outstanding volunteer work during the 28th annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards Presented by HCA/TriStar Health.

HCA_TriStar_Health_Logo_CompsThe annual event, founded by Ford Motor Company, recognizes volunteers who were nominated by the community in six categories for their outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee. In addition, Hands On Nashville will recognize adult and youth volunteers in a new seventh category. More than 700 volunteers and agency representatives will attend the luncheon and ceremony at the Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center in Franklin on Tuesday, April 22. Tickets to the luncheon are available at www.HON.org.

The eight award recipients will be selected from 24 finalists and a record 139 nominations. The following finalists have been named for 2014:

Civic Volunteer Group Award Presented by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company

The Civic Volunteer Group Award recognizes representatives of civic, membership, congregation or noncorporate groups that volunteer together for a cause.

Capacity-building Volunteerism Award Presented by c3/consulting

The Capacity-building Volunteerism Award honors individuals who provide significant operational or administrative support to a nonprofit agency, faith-based ministry or community organization.

Corporate Volunteerism Award Presented by Emdeon

The Corporate Volunteerism Award pays tribute to businesses that have robust employee volunteer programs with high levels of participation and impact.

Direct Service Volunteer Award Presented by McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations

The Direct Service Volunteer Award recognizes individuals who have participated in hands-on, direct service with an agency’s constituents.

Volunteer Innovator Award Presented by TN Media

The Volunteer Innovator Award honors individuals or groups that have responded creatively to an unmet community need by designing a volunteer program, practice or response or by adding innovation to an existing program or agency.

Youth Volunteer Award Presented by Baptist Healing Trust

The Youth Volunteer Award recognizes youth, teens and young adults ages 5 to 22 who serve as an inspiration to others through significant volunteerism.

Hands On Nashville Volunteer Award Presented by Tennessee Valley Authority

The Hands On Nashville Volunteer Award recognizes HON adult and youth volunteers who demonstrate a deep commitment to improving our community.

  • Finalists are: Dean Graber, Lauren Levy, Arthur Liu, Alexis Shelton, Julian Turner and Lisa Wagar

The Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards are a program of Hands On Nashville. Event sponsors include: presenting sponsor, HCA/TriStar Health; founding sponsor, Ford Motor Company; award sponsors, Baptist Healing Trust, c3/consulting, Emdeon, McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, TN Media, Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Volunteer Tennessee and Jive! Digital Print Factory;and table and event sponsors,12th & Broad, Advance Financial,Butler Snow, Cat Financial, Cummins, Deloitte, FirstBank, Fleet Feet Sports, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, The Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation, Go To Team, Hands On Nashville board of directors, Jewel Box Platinum, Nashville Predators, NewsChannel 5, Piedmont Natural Gas, Regions, Riff’s Catering, and Seigenthaler Public Relations.

About the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards

The Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards are named in memory of the late Mary Catherine Strobel, known for her extensive and charitable efforts toward improving the lives of Middle Tennessee’s homeless, impoverished and less fortunate populations. The annual awards ceremony celebrates Strobel’s service and recognizes those who continue her legacy.

About Hands On Nashville

Since 1991, Hands On Nashville has been connecting volunteers to critical needs facing the Middle Tennessee community, such as hunger, homelessness and environmental protection. Offering more than 400 volunteer opportunities to the community each month at HON.org, Hands On Nashville challenges everyone to find a way to give back and to … Be the Change. Volunteer.

Media contact:
Becca Wilson
(615) 298-1108 Ext. 406



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