Recognizing Our Leaders

Each year MAVA recognizes outstanding individuals for significant contributions to their community and the field of volunteerism.MAVA welcomes nominations from its members as well as from anyone knowledgeable about volunteerism and its leadership.

If you would like to nominate someone for an excellence award, download the nomination form.


2012  MAVA Excellence Award Winners

Mary Wiser Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration- Sue Archbold
The MAVA Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, Outstanding Young Adult Volunteer- Max Hall
The MAVA Award for Excellence in Executive Leadership- John Kemp


Past Excellence Award Winners

2011 Award Winners
Mary Wiser Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration- Polly Roach
MAVA Award for Excellence in Volunteer Program Development- Kelsey Ohme
MAVA Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, Outstanding High School Volunteer- Stephanie Eswine
MAVA Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, Outstanding Young Adult Volunteer- Einas Alkhatib
MAVA Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, Outstanding Adult Volunteer- Joan Higinbotham

2010 Award Winners
Mary Wiser Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration- Sandy Bergeron, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN
MAVA Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership- Jay Haapala, Minnesota Children's Museum
MAVA Award for Excellence in Youth Volunteerism- Quin Simmons and Jennifer Honmyhr

2009 Award Winners:
Janene Riedeman
and Kristy Okada

2008 Award Winners:
Nicole Noblet
, Elizabeth Ellis, Heather Cox, Terry Straub

2007 Award Winners:
Judith Russell
, Nicholas Truso, Anne Marquardt Brooker, Carol Thompson

2006 Award Winners:
Megan McGovern
, Zeeda Magnuson, John Pribyl

2005 Award Winners:
Laura Bloch
, Mathew Menard, Kristine Poelzer, Diane Beach, Paula Beugen

2004 Award Winners:
Lois Norby
, Jeanne Nordstrom, Kris Gansen, Maya Babu



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