The purpose of the award is to “celebrate people who have done something of such merit and impact that it creates transformative change in some way,” Rev. Daniel said.
Sue, a longtime volunteer and philanthropist for United Church Homes, was inspired in November to extend a matching gift challenge to the board, which gives through the annual Board of Directors volunteer leadership appeal. The challenge led to unprecedented annual giving of over $70,000 for the volunteer board.
Cheryl and Scott were recognized for their collaborative efforts to create the first internal leadership program for United Church Homes staff. The LEADS program — Leadership, Education, Achievement, Development, Success — is the first program of its kind for the organization and builds on a robust professional development program that already includes state and national leadership development programs, tuition reimbursement, and educational loan assistance.