The Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor Iowans who have made extraordinary donations of volunteer service to their communities. Nominees must live or operate in Iowa: individuals, national service members, families, groups, organizations, nonprofits, businesses, or corporations may be nominated.
Being selected is the most prestigious state-level honor volunteers can receive; the people selected have freely given their precious time and talent in countless ways to benefit others and have forever changed their community, the state, the nation, or the world.
The Excellence in Mentoring Awards, established in 2009, gives Iowa Mentor certified programs the opportunity to recognize outstanding long-time youth mentors. Individuals selected have served as a mentor a minimum of two years and exemplify both the spirit and positive benefits of mentoring.
WHAT: Volunteer Iowa Awards Ceremony, coordinated by Volunteer Iowa
WHO: The 2022 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame inductees include:
- Tabinda Cheema, Davenport
- Greg Fier, Clinton
- Herbert Hazewinkel, Jr., Peosta
- Dr. Steven Meyer, Sioux City
- Pam Schoffner, Polk City
- Edna Schrandt, Decorah
- Tom Townsend, Dubuque
- VaxDSM Project, Des Moines
- Kathy Waychoff, Fairfax
The recipients of the 2022 Excellence in Mentoring Award are:
- Matt Guess, West Des Moines (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa)
- Mike Leerar, Garner (One on One Mentoring Garner-Hayfield-Ventura)
WHERE: State Capitol Building, 1007 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, 1st Floor Rotunda
WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 2:30-3:30pm