VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS:
2013 Anne Richardson RIF Volunteer of the Year Award
Since 1998, the Anne Richardson RIF Volunteer of the Year Award has been presented annually to RIF volunteers whose dedication to improving children’s literacy through service to their local RIF programs is truly outstanding and inspiring. By offering this national recognition, RIF seeks to engage children’s literacy volunteers and advocates in celebrating the spirit and practice of volunteerism and honoring the accomplishments of those who encourage and nurture young readers. This prestigious award is named for RIF’s chair emerita, the late Anne Hazard Richardson.
This year’s three national winners were chosen by a panel of independent RIF supporters. Learn more about this year’s winners -- Kay Gooch of Austin, Texas; Sara Massey of New Orleans, La.; and Linda Placzek of Omaha, Neb.
Three national winners will receive:
- An all-expenses-paid trip (May 7-10, 2013) for THE WINNER to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at RIF’s 2013 Gala Celebration “Let the wild rumpus start!”
- Visits to Capitol Hill and Congressional Representatives
- Opportunities to meet RIF Board Members and staff
- And an award plaque
- A Macy’s Multi-Cultural Book Collection and special award of books to a RIF program designated by the winner