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Idaho Volunteers Recognized with Governor Andrus Volunteer of the Year Award


For Immediate Release: Nov. 12, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Three outstanding volunteers were recognized for their contributions to Idaho during the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day Awards held earlier this week.

Georgianne Jessen, Karma Fitzgerald and Laura Wallis all received the Governor Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year award in the ceremony presented by the Idaho Nonprofit Center in partnership with Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Danielle Trujillo, executive director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy, presented the awards during the virtual ceremony. Continue reading

Deadline Nears to Nominate Idaho’s Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists


For Immediate Release: July 15, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Monday, July 19, is the final day to nominate Idaho volunteers and philanthropists for the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards. This event honors Idaho citizens and for outstanding contributions to their communities. Three regional virtual events will take place in November to recognize winners from eastern, northern and southwestern Idaho.

The program organizers, Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and the Idaho Nonprofit Center, encourage community members to nominate their neighbors online at IdahoNonprofits.org by the deadline. Continue reading

More than 50 Idahoans Receive Awards for Volunteerism and Philanthropy


For Immediate Release: Oct. 23, 2020
Media Contact: Renee Bade, Renee.Bade@labor.idaho.gov

More than 50 Idahoans will be honored at the Idaho Philanthropy Day award presentations in November at regional celebrations.

“Every year the selection process becomes harder and harder,” said Amy Little, CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. “Idaho has so many impressive citizens and we cannot wait to give their generosity center stage this fall.”

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Serve Idaho Commissioner Appointed to National Board


For Immediate Release: Aug. 26, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Charlette Kremer of Lewiston has been appointed to the America’s Service Commissions (ASC) board of directors. In her role on the national board she will help promote national service and act as an advocate for state service commissions on a national level. She joins the board of 24 in representing the Pacific cluster of 10 states and one territory.

photo of Char Kremer

Charlette Kremer

Kremer is retired from Lewis-Clark State College where she served as the director of grants and contracts. Previously she oversaw the Lewis-Clark Service Corps, a statewide AmeriCorps program that provides tutoring and mentoring in k-12 and within the prison system. She is an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) alum having served with the Lewis-Clark Service Corps where she developed the Community Warriors Volunteer Center and service-learning programs.

Former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed Kremer to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism in 2014. Kremer continues to serve as a commissioner. Program supervisor Renee Bade said, “We are extremely excited that Ms. Kremer will bring her extensive national service expertise and passion for Idaho to the ASC board.”

To learn more about Serve Idaho and volunteering, visit the Serve Idaho Facebook page or ServeIdaho.gov.

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Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.

Boise High School Senior Makes a Difference by Volunteering

For Boise High School senior Frank DeAngeli, volunteering is about making a difference in the world.

Frank DeAngeli

Frank DeAngeli

“I recognize it seems ludicrous for me to claim my volunteerism in a small Idaho city is changing the world,” DeAngeli said. “It only takes one stone thrown into a body of water to create ripples. if enough stones are thrown, eventually the body of water will be diverted forever.”

With Idaho now ranking second in the nation for volunteerism, it’s proof  that volunteers in the Gem State are making a difference.

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