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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS:

2014 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. 

2014 Anne Richardson RIF Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

This year's national winners were chosen by a panel of independent RIF supporters. Congratulations to Mary Ellen Cravotta of Irwin Intermediate School, Fort Bragg, NC; Ramon Gonzalez of Education Clinic, New York, NY; and JoEllen Leech of RIF of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Three national winners will receive:

  • An all-expenses-paid trip (April 22 - 25, 2014) for THE WINNER to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at RIF’s 2014 "Cat in the Hat Gala.”
  • Visits to Capitol Hill and Congressional Representatives
  • Opportunities to meet RIF staff
  • And an award plaque
  • A Macy’s Multicultural Book Collection to a RIF program designated by the winner

Click here to review our Nomination Guidelines.

Watch RIF's 2013 Gala video highlighting the accomplishments of RIF's Volunteers of the Year.

2014 Anne Richardson RIF Volunteer of the Year Award