2024 Outstanding Volunteer Awards – May 9, 2024

2024 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

The Loudoun Cares Outstanding Volunteer Awards is an annual event that recognizes the good work of our Loudoun County Volunteers. It is a time to celebrate the time and talent that so many give to our community. We recognize volunteers over 15 categories including individuals & teams for Adults (19-65), Youth (under 19), and Seniors (over 65). Public Safety, Project Leader, Project, Veteran, Corporate, Civic/Community Organizations, and Nonprofit Board of Directors categories are also available. The Judy Hines Service of a Lifetime Award is for volunteers with 10 or more years of service here in Loudoun County.

A "Night of Celebration"

Thank you to everyone that attended this year and to our Outstanding Volunteers for their service to our community.

The 2024 Outstanding Volunteer Awardees being honored are:

  • Judy Hines Service of a Lifetime Award:  CAPT Richard Payne, Retired, -Knights of Columbus; Loudoun County Commission on Aging
  • Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award:   Deatema Abdul-Latif, APAH-Loudoun View
  • Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award:   DeeDee Schrader, A Bright Spot
  • Outstanding Adult Volunteer Team Award:   Dulles Eagle Cam Team, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
  • Outstanding  Senior Public Safety Award:   Debra Farrar, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Unit
  • Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award:   Sheila Green-Singleton, Women Giving Back
  • Outstanding Senior Volunteer Team Award:   Loudoun Medicare Counseling Team, Area Agency on Aging
  • Outstanding Volunteer Team Award:   Sensory Santa, The Arc of Loudoun
  • Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award:   David Chinn, Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
  • Outstanding Volunteer Project Award:   Wegmans – Leesburg/Sterling, Loudoun Hunger Relief
  • Outstanding Volunteer Project Leader Award:   Mike Wilkins, Loudoun County Commission on Aging (COA)
  • Outstanding Youth Innovator Award:   Prakhya Koya, Leap4u
  • Outstanding Youth Volunteer Team Award:   Girl emPower Summit Committee, Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls
  • Gabriella Miller Youth Volunteer Award:   Nicole Smith, Women Giving Back
  • Outstanding Corporate Volunteer Team Award:   Abaco Cares, Women Giving Back
Board of Supervisors Volunteer Recognitions:
    • Chairperson:   Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Dulles-Leesburg Alumni Chapter
    • Algonkian District: Alicia Cohen, Loudoun County Heritage Register
    • Ashburn District:   Nayeli Mahdi, Niah
    • Ashburn District:   Gary Comi, Insight Memory Care Center
    • Broad Run District:   Mike Littman, Loudoun Invasives Removal Alliance (LIRA) was
    • Dulles District:   Charlene Jones, Dulles South Food Pantry and Dulles South Neighborhood Closet.
    • Leesburg District:   Paula Morato-Callaghan, Leesburg community volunteer
    • Little River District:   Willowsford-Aldie Girls on the Run
    • Sterling District:   Quinchela Dent-Hess, LAWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

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Event Sponsors

Category Sponsors

Adult Category
Senior Category
Youth Category

Award Sponsors

Youth Volunteer Team
Corporate Volunteer Team
Adult Volunteer
Youth Innovator
Adult Volunteer Team
Volunteer Team
Volunteer Project Leader
Veteran Volunteer

Platinum/gold sponsors

Loudoun Cares wants to thank all our supporter for their dedication to our cause. With their help, we can continue to connect those who serve with those in need to build a stronger community.

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