Tickets are now available for the 14th annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration to be held on April 21 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. This event honors outstanding volunteers in our community, recognizes the importance of the organizations through which they work, and supports the Volunteer Center’s programming. Nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of judges representing different areas in our community.
2016 Golden Heart Honorees are:
Adult Volunteer of the Year
Sarah Anschutz, Christ Child Society
Penny Beerntsen, Door County YMCA
Brenda Bilski, St. Peters Lutheran School
Warren Bluhm, United Way of Door County
Cheri Boock, Sister Bay Advancement Association
Gerri Friedberg, Unity Hospice
Steve Harvey, Door County Renaissance Development Group, Inc.
Jann Hermann, Sunshine House, Inc.
Donald Howard, Sister Bay Historical Society
Stephen Kase, Legal Aid Society
Cathy Kellogg, Boys & Girls Club of Door County
Pam Jorns and Gary Nault, Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
Beverly and Paul Ozburn, Neighbor to Neighbor
Arts & Culture Volunteer of the Year
Bill Bauernfeind and Renee Kujawski, Sturgeon Bay High School
Mary Gilbert, Door County Historical Society
Bruce Smith, Door County Maritime Museum
Sandy Stetler, Door County Renaissance Development Group, Inc.
Environmental Stewardship Volunteer of the Year
Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. Heritage Gardeners
Group Volunteers of the Year
Boys & Girls Club of Door County Facilities Committee (Tim Herlache, Arleigh Porter, Lori Vorpahl and Rich Board)
Door County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Fruitcake Team
Door County Humane Society PetSmart Volunteers
Door County YMCA KaBOOM Playground Project
Door-Tran Radiation Ralliers
Lakeshore Community Action Program Food Pantry Volunteers
NE Wisconsin Leader Dog Puppy Project (Bob and Jane Goggins and Maggie and Jeff Weir)
Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative
Lifetime of Service Volunteer
Karen Bournoville, Ministry Door County Medical Center
Miriam Erickson, Birch Creek Music Performance Center
George Evenson, Door County Historical Society
Jane Stevenson, Women’s Fund of Door County
Three high school seniors will also be recognized for the Golden Heart Youth Scholarship Awards and each will receive a $500 academic scholarship.
Barth Guilette, founder of GBL Advisors – a living and leaving legacy guide, will keynote this year’s event, and Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer, philanthropist and women’s healthcare advocate, returns as Mistress of Ceremonies. Tickets are $35 each and available only in advance through the Volunteer Center at 920.746.7704.