Volunteer Appreciation Event

Thank you to everyone that attended this year's Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 30. 

The Charles M. Wise Volunteer of the Year Award was awarded to Mary Holley, a Henrietta resident.

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Mary has been a volunteer for WXXI for more than 28 years. Her volunteer work started in the mid-1980s when she began reading for Reachout Radio, WXXI 24-radio reading service for people with visual impairments. In the late 1990s she expanded her volunteer role and began spending time in WXXI’s Creative Services department – managing the station’s press clipping files and proofing press releases, the monthly program guide, presentations, and other collateral materials. 

Other volunteers recognized during the awards ceremony included: 

  • Mary DeFranco received the Troops Award,
  • John and Pat Schmeelk received the Dynamic Duo Award,
  • Doug Curry, host of Blacks & Blues on WRUR-FM and WITH-FM, received the Golden Microphone Award,
  • Mark Becker received the Sue Hatfield Membership