Jeanne, a Carson Center Ambassador, was nominated by the Carson Center, in partnership with the Westfield Woman’s Club, to receive the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award because of her ongoing 35-year record of exceptional generosity and dependable commitment as a volunteer in the Greater Westfield Community.
Jeanne is well respected by her peers, and people throughout our community. She has been the “go-to” person for the Greater Westfield Community seeking to share resources and get things done. Among these are: her generous volunteer work with the Westfield Woman’s Club, The Carson Center for Human Services, Westfield State University, Noble Hospital, The Abilities Unlimited Capital Campaign and Kamp for Kids™.
For more than 3 decades, the impact of her willingness to lead, participate in social, health, educational, civic and cultural organizations indicates the extraordinary success she has had as a volunteer leader – to keep Westfield Beautiful, to set up a Child Care Program for children who do not speak English at the Westfield Woman’s Club, to collect and distribute clothing, canned goods and other resources to area agencies to help the less fortunate, her volunteer work in the Noble Hospital Gift Shop and as a Noble Greeter to have patients sign in for appointments, and as a volunteer fundraiser for the Westfield State University Foundation and the Abilities Unlimited Capital Campaign and Kamp for Kids™.
It is not just her volunteer support that is so impressive, but her warm and contagious smile, compassionate nature and willingness to get involved and inspire others to follow in her footsteps that continues to make the Greater Westfield Community a better place.
By Wendy Lane Wright, Mission Advancement Officer