2013 Strobel Awards finalists named

Last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 06:29 am

Hands On Nashville will honor six Middle Tennesseans for outstanding volunteer work through the 27th annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards Presented by HCA/TriStar Health.

The annual event, founded by Ford Motor Company, recognizes volunteers in six categories for their outstanding contributions to the community. More than 700 volunteers and agency representatives will attend the luncheon and ceremony at the Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center in Franklin on Tuesday, April 2.

The six award recipients will be selected from 18 finalists and more than 80 nominees. The following finalists have been named for 2013:

Civic Volunteer Group Award presented by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company

The Civic Volunteer Group Award recognizes representatives of civic, membership, congregation or non-corporate groups that volunteer together for a cause.

• Finalists:

Backyard Leaders, Maury Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and Unity Build

Community Impact Volunteer Award presented by C3 Consulting

The Community Impact Volunteer Award honors individuals who are involved in a variety of community activities or are deeply engaged in the operation or administration of one agency.

• Finalists:

Rob Crittenden (1943-2012), Susan Hatfield and Creely Wilson

Corporate Service Project Award presented by Emdeon

The Corporate Service Project Award pays tribute to initiatives developed by a corporate business group to impact a specific cause, issue or service agency.

• Finalists:

Advance Financial, Deloitte and Schneider Electric

Direct Service Volunteer Award presented by McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations

The Direct Service Volunteer Award recognizes individuals who have participated in hands-on, direct service with an agency’s constituents.

• Finalists:

Colleen Dowd, Steve and Deb LaForge and Rick Lloyd

Volunteer Innovator Award presented by First Tennessee

The Volunteer Innovator Award honors individuals or groups who have responded creatively to an unmet community need by designing a volunteer program, practice or response or by adding innovation to an existing program or agency.

• Finalists:

Andrew Bishop, Richard Patton and Dr. Roy Thompson

Youth Volunteer Award presented by Baptist Healing Trust

The Youth Volunteer Award recognizes youth, teens and young adults ages five to 22 who serve as an inspiration to others through significant volunteerism.

• Finalists:

Caroline Hoffman, Iris Levine and Ben Rosenberg

The Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards are a program of Hands On Nashville. Event sponsors include: presenting sponsor, HCA/TriStar Health; founding sponsor, Ford Motor Company; award sponsors, Baptist Healing Trust, C3 Consulting, Emdeon, First Tennessee, McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and Volunteer Tennessee; print media sponsors, Nashville Scene and Jive! Digital Print Factory; and table and event sponsors, Advance Financial, David Widmer of Benefit Brokers, LLC, Deloitte, Emma, Inc., The Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation, Fleet Feet Sports, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Hands On Nashville board of directors, MARS Petcare US, NewsChannel 5, Regions Bank, Seigenthaler Public Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Waller.

The Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards are named in memory of the late Mary Catherine Strobel, known for her extensive and charitable efforts toward improving the lives of Middle Tennessee’s homeless, impoverished and less fortunate populations. The annual awards ceremony celebrates Strobel’s service and recognizes those who continue her legacy.

Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. For more than 20 years, Hands On Nashville (HON) volunteers have been addressing critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community such as hunger, homelessness and environmental protection. Hands On Nashville challenges everyone to find a way to give back and to ‘Be the change. Volunteer.’

For more information, visit <www.HON.org> or call 615-298-1108.