2011 Volunteer Service Awards: Ed Mullins named Alyce Kemp Dewitt award winner
Ed Mullins of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has been named the 2011 Alyce Kemp DeWitt award winner. The award recognizes a volunteer whose creativity and passion have made an extraordinary impact on United Way of the Midlands. Mullins will be recognized along with seven other volunteers or groups at EdVenture Children’s Museum on Thursday, April 19.
Every year United Way of the Midlands recognizes outstanding volunteerism throughout the community by awarding groups and individuals who during the previous year have exemplified what it means to give back to the community. Eight awards are given out in three different categories, Community Impact, LIVE UNITED and the Alyce Kemp DeWitt award.
The Alyce Kemp DeWitt award is United Way’s most prestigious award for long-term service to the organization and community. In order to be eligible, an Alyce Kemp DeWitt Award winner must have worked with United Way for a minimum of four years and made a measurable impact on the organization.
This year’s recipient is Ed Mullins, who has spent his career addressing human service issues and community needs both financially and with his time serving on boards, volunteering, or soliciting others into service and giving. Mullins is of counsel to Nelson Mullins, which has over 180 donors to United Way as well as 58 leadership givers. Mullins has a long history of board service, having served on the boards of the American Red Cross – SC Region, the Columbia Area Mental Health Association, the Richland Sertoma Club, the March of Dimes Walk, and the S.C. Mental Health Association. He is currently on the board of directors of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.
The United Way of the Midlands LIVE UNITED Award recipient is a volunteer that has dedicated herself to service throughout the year and helped promote the spirit of volunteering back into the Midlands through service to United Way of the Midlands. Winners are submitted and chosen by United Way and our certified partner agencies.
United Way of the Midlands is proud to present this year’s LIVE UNITED award to Shannon Flynn for her hard work to Access to the Arts, a program that began in September 2011, which allows families who receive food assistance through the Department of Social Services to enjoy local cultural events for $1.
The United Way of the Midlands Community Impact Award recipients are a person or group that have demonstrated a commitment to volunteering and made an impact to causes, programs or projects that support human service needs in the Midlands. Award recipients are volunteers with United Way of the Midlands’ Certified Partner Agencies
The 2011 Community Impact Award recipients are the University of South Carolina, nominated by Harvest Hope Food Bank; Sarah Moran, nominated by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands; I AM WOMAN Community Health Workers, nominated by Columbia Urban League; and The Dickerson Center for Children Fun(d)raisers, nominated by The Dickerson Center for Children.
For more information about the volunteer awards or the ceremony, contact Bridgett Molony at 803-758-6987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.