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June 03, 2010 - Goodwill Volunteers Rock!

What: Goodwill Industries of Denver Volunteer Awards

Where: City Hall Event Center

When: Thursday, June 3, 2010

Time: 5:00 p.m.

EMCEE: Tony V from KS107.5FM

Presenting Sponsor(s): JP Morgan Chase

Welcome: Joyce Schlose, VP Worforce Development

Speaker: Jill Barkin, JP Morgan Chase, Dr. Tim Rice, Director of the American Heart Association

Catering: Gourmet Fine Catering

Entertainment: DJ and dancers

Quote of the evening: "Our future is in our youth." Joyce Schlose

Menu: Beef, chicken, and black bean mini burgers, fried mac & cheese balls, french fries, sweet potato fries, fried zucchini, fresh veggies

Attendance: 200+

Event Coordinator: Alison Oyler, Events Manager

Board of Directors: Tricia Allen, Tom Athenour, Mary Bahde, Greg Ball, Tracy Baumgartner, Kathleen Cook, Michael Ebedes, Bill Elsner, C. Dale Flowers, Kevin King, Jean Lawhead, David Leonard, Doug Linkhart, Scott Maierhofer, Carrie Mesch - Vice Chair, James R. Meurer, Todd Munson, Kevin Patterson, Jason Romero - Secretary, W. Dean Salter, Bill Schmidt, John Shunk, Steven Swain, Dawn Taylor Owens, Scott Worrell, Cliff Young, John Youngquist

Blacktie Photos by: David Shults

 Cassi Chierchie (award recipient at left), Arrah Closson
Cassi Chierchie (award recipient at left), Arrah Closson


Goodwill Industries of Denver honored their rock star volunteers on June 3, 2010 with their event, Volunteers Rock! at City Hall Event Center. Emcee Tony V, of KS 107.5FM gave special shout outs and thanks to the volunteers, who gave out a total of more than 8,000 hours of their time in the past year. Tony V, who grew up in a community in need, made special note of the contributions of Goodwill volunteers. He credited community volunteers with helping to make him what he is today, and said his life would not have seen this success without them.
Over 200 staff, volunteers and guests partied like the rock stars they are with a DJ and breakdancers on the main stage. A photo booth was set up to add to the rock star festivities where guests could dress up and pose for their very own cover shot for Rolling Stone Magazine. The awards given out to the top volunteers resembled the gold and platinum record awards of the music industry. Attendees dined like rock stars on an assortment of beef, chicken, and black bean mini hamburgers, mac & cheese balls, french fries, sweet potato fries, fried zucchini, and fresh vegetables provided by Gourmet Fine Catering.
Throughout the year Goodwill Industries of Denver hosts a series of events to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have overcome personal challenges. In addition, these events raise significant funding for the many Goodwill programs that help both youth and adults in our community.
Each year Goodwill . . .
§         Assists more than 30,000 people in our community
§         Provides career development programs that help more than 20,000 youth
§         Helps 4,500 adults gain the skills they need to get off welfare
§         Provides meaningful employment to nearly 600 people
§         Employs career development teachers in 26 area high schools
§         Keeps 55 million pounds of goods out of local landfills
§         Engages over 400 adult volunteers in career development activities for local youth
§         Receives recognition as a leader in youth career education and workforce development
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