2018 President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Winners

April 5, 2018 - 2:20pm

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the country’s premier volunteer award program. As an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the program encourages citizens to live a life of service and lead by example to inspire others to engage in volunteerism.

The award recognizes, celebrates, and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers. The Award enables organizations like Blue Star Families to amplify their gratitude by joining with the President of the United States to nationally recognize and thank their most dedicated volunteers.

As we celebrate National Volunteer Month (April) here at Blue Star Families, we are honored to announce our 2017 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners:

Lana Bonotan

  • Travis AFB Chapter Director
  • 1,316 hours – Gold Award

Gabrielle DeSimone

  • Kirtland AFB Program and Event Coordinator
  • 100 hours – Bronze Award

Sherleana Fuentes

  • Bavaria, Germany Chapter Director
  • 682 hours – Gold Award

Janette Geasley

  • Alaska Social Media Manager
  • 138 hours – Bronze Award

Erica Glass

  • Alaska Chapter Director
  • 507 hours – Gold Award

Amse Heck

  • D.C. Chapter Director
  • 535 hours – Gold Award

Frank Hewett

  • Kirtland AFB Program and Event Coordinator
  • 125 hours – Bronze Award

Savannah Hewett

  • Kirtland AFB Chapter Director
  • 1,003 hours – Gold Award

Robin Johnson

  • San Antonio Chapter Director
  • 666 hours – Gold Award

Nelida Lewis

  • El Paso Chapter Director
  • 544 hours – Gold Award

Michael Maico

  • Travis AFB Program and Event Coordinator
  • 172 hours – Bronze Award

Margie Manning

  • Nellis AFB Chapter Director
  • 104 hours – Bronze Award

Jesse Murphy

  • New York City Sierra Club Event Leader
  • 109 hours – Bronze Award

Hang Owen

  • Emerald Coast Chapter Director
  • 1,080 hours – Gold Award

Lauren Pierce

  • Luke AFB Program and Event Coordinator
  • 164 hours – Bronze Award

Nicole Robb

  • San Diego Social Media Manager
  • 145 hours – Bronze Award

Johnbrian Robles

  • Travis AFB Team Member
  • 120 hours – Bronze Award

Diane Schneider

  • Chicago Chapter Director
  • 177 hours – Bronze Award

 

ALSO IN 2017:

We are excited to announce that we have FOUR amazing MILITARY KIDS who earned GOLD President’s Volunteer Service Awards!

Cameron Hewett

  • 100 hours – GOLD Award

Enzi Norway

  • 140 hours – GOLD Award

Kimi Norway

  • 150 hours – GOLD Award

Monza Norway

  • 140 hours – GOLD Award

Congratulations and THANK YOU to our 2017 award winners!

 

Past Blue Star Families PVSA Winners:

Tracy Adkins – Bronze Award (2015), Silver Award (2012)

Ginny Beers – Bronze Award (2016)

Rheanna Bernard – Bronze Award (2015)

Lana Bonotan – Gold Award (2016)

Elizabeth Castro – Bronze Award (2016), Silver Award (2015)

Stephanie Dengel – Gold Award (2016, 2015)

Elysse Fleece – Bronze Award (2016, 2015)

Marianne Fontillas – Silver Award (2013)

Sherleana Fuentes – Gold Award (2016), Silver Award (2015)

Erica Glass – Gold Award (2016, 2015)

Amy Granillo – Bronze Award (2013)

Wendy Hayes – Bronze Award (2016, 2013), Silver Award (2015, 2014)

Savannah Hewett – Silver Award (2016)

Jen Hurwitz – Bronze Award (2015, 2014)

Robin Johnson – Silver Award (2016)

Shelley Kimball – Silver Award (2014), Gold Award (2013)

Tosombra Kimes – Silver Award (2016), Bronze Award (2015)

Nelida Lewis – Gold Award (2016)

Maria Mahoney – Bronze Award (2015)

Margie Manning – Bronze Award (2016)

Tammy Nelson-Burris – Bronze Award (2016)

Hang Owen – Gold Award (2016)

Karen Paulus – Silver Award (2016)

Domonique Rice – Bronze Award (2014)

Sofia Rivera – Bronze Award (2014)

Sylvia Salas-Brown – Silver Award (2016)

Tina Shifflet – Silver Award (2014), Bronze Award (2013)

Jenny Smith – Silver Award (2015), Bronze Award (2014)

Laura Spurgeon – Bronze Award (2014)

Patricia Vigil – Bronze Award (2016, 2015)

Maria Zambrana – Bronze Award (2016)

 

About the Award:

Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are designed to recognize milestones of service achievement. Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official coin, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.

 

Hours by Award

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Adults 100 – 249 250 – 499 500+
Kids 50 – 74 75 – 99 100+
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award:
Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime.

For more information about The President’s Volunteer Service Award, please visit https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/.

 

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