Top Volunteers of 2014 Feted by United Way
12-05-2014 – Amy Schultz, M.D., director of prevention and community health at Allegiance Health, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Jackson County. The local nonprofit organization also named Hadleigh Buchler as Youth Volunteer of the Year.
The honorees were announced at UWJC’s annual Volunteer Reception on Dec. 4.More than 80 people attended the event at Hugo’s in Jackson. Event sponsors were Gerdau HQ and MACI
“Mobilizing our community’s resources for the common good means United Way depends upon volunteers,” said Ken Toll, President and CEO of UWJC. “Without them, we couldn’t do all that we do. Jackson County is fortunate to have committed, compassionate volunteers.”
Schultz is a highly active member of both the Community Solutions Coordinating Council and the Health Community Solutions team for United Way. In those roles, she has helped review grant proposals and partner progress reports to ensure meaningful outcomes in the community. She also serves as the liaison between United Way and Allegiance Health to ensure program funding aligns with the Health Improvement Organization.
Buchler has been active with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative for four years, serving on the TPPI Advisory Council. She has been instrumental in leading the Power Of Me program, promoting self confidence in adolescent girls and encouraging them to make healthy choices. Buchler is a senior at Jackson Northwest High School.
In addition to Schultz and Buchler, volunteer award nominees included Rita McVey, Terry Mierzwa, Kathy Schmaltz, Sandy McCann, Jerry Walmsley, Anne Connors, Lesia Pikaart and Jane Toll.