2018 Governors Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients 

23 Individuals and Groups Will Receive the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards on Oct. 24 in a Dover Ceremony,. The recipients will be recognized for significant contributions, engagement and impact in diverse activities, including mentoring children, supporting people with disabilities, protecting the environment, and assisting seniors, people who are homeless and veterans


Ann Russell, Kent County


New Castle County
Patricia Saunders, Community Service 
Norman A. Abrams, Jr., Education/Literacy
Dee Durham, Environment
Marian Quinn, Environment
Chika Chukwuocha, Healthy Futures
Karen Tuohy, Human Needs
Jennifer Proebstle, Social Justice/Advocacy

Kent County
Beth Peterson, Health & Special Needs
Harriet Davies, Human Needs

Sussex County
Jason Bakke, Arts/Culture
Teresa Salinardo, Community Service
William F. Jiron, Jr., Veterans & Military Families


New Castle County
Newark Arts Alliance Volunteers, Arts/Culture
Delta Gamma Sorority, Education/Literacy
Christiana Care Health System Life History Volunteers, Health & Special Needs
PAWS for People Training Volunteers, Human Needs

Kent County
Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity Habitat Volunteers, Human Needs

Sussex County
Fort Miles Historical Association, Arts/Culture
Common Thread, Economic Development
MERR Institute Volunteers, Environment
First State Senior Companion Program Volunteers, Healthy Futures
American Legion Auxiliary Oak Orchard – Riverdale Unit 20, Veterans & Military Families

The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, administered by the State Office of Volunteerism, honors the contributions of individuals and groups in Delaware that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through service and volunteering.