Whatcom County Volunteers celebrate a banner year

 

The Whatcom County CFD committee came together February 21st the Bellingham Technical College to celebrate an incredible year of giving and to honor top agencies and volunteers in the county.

Agencies and higher education institution volunteers worked tirelessly during the 2012 annual campaign, bringing in the highest total of donation dollars from Whatcom County since the beginning of the CFD, and this was the event that helped honor those achievements.

The state CFD office made a special presentation thanking Whatcom County personnel for all of their hard work during the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Campaign, and also presented the Ross Bunnell Local Coordinator of the Year Award to Peg Power and Candace Bingham. Bellingham Technical College, which finished with an incredible 63% participation, was also presented with the award for highest percentage of participation by a Community or Technical College.

Other county award winners included:

Employee Participation

Greatest increase for agencies with less than 50 employees: Dept. of Revenue

Greatest increase for agencies with more than 50 employees: DSHS

Contributions

Greatest increase for agencies with less than 50 employees: Dept. of Revenue

Greatest increase for agencies with more than 50 employees: Bellingham Technical College

Banner Year Award

Provided to an agency/institution that just had an outstanding year: Bellingham Technical College

Guest speakers from the Whatcom Volunteer Center gave an inspiring presentation on the services they provided and how the CFD helped them over the past year.

The event was Emceed by Whatcom County Committee chair Sara Wilson of Western Washington University, who also helped hand out door prizes to all in attendance.

The ceremony ended with an entertaining, ukulele-fueled serenade from committee member and Attorney General employee Wendy Bohlke.

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