2017-03-16 / Top News

Diamond Volunteer Awards winners announced


Kelly Capolino, founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program, with the newest recipients: David McKenzie of Special Olympics, Malaina Mote of MADD, and Kat McNabb of the Guadalupe Center Resale Shop. 
ALEX WHITE / COURTESY PHOTO Kelly Capolino, founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program, with the newest recipients: David McKenzie of Special Olympics, Malaina Mote of MADD, and Kat McNabb of the Guadalupe Center Resale Shop. ALEX WHITE / COURTESY PHOTO Naples real estate professional Kelly Capolino, founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program, announces the 2017 award winners. The program honors volunteers of local nonprofit agencies for their efforts to improve the community while helping change the lives of those they serve.

Three organizations are chosen each year to receive the Diamond Volunteer Award. The newest winners are: Guadalupe Center, Special Olympics and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Ms. Capolino founded the program in 2009 with the first awards presented in 2010. Each year groups are chosen based on their exceptional volunteer dedication and the positive influence that they make in the lives of others. This marks the eighth year Ms. Capolino has been honoring nonprofit organizations for their volunteer work. The Diamond Volunteer program celebrates its “silver” milestone in 2017 as the total number of nonprofits that have been honored reaches 25.

Award winners each get a private cocktail reception for 25 of their volunteers and honored guests; a press release written about their group; photos taken at their award reception and submitted to local media; and a framed award. ¦

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