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Ann Graybill Cook
Volunteer of Distinction Award

The award is given to a person who has contributed as a volunteer to the Council for Human Services. The range of services could include the development of special projects, special initiatives, many years of service, work on multiple committees, or service to the board.

This award, presented at the Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner, honors the memory of the late Ann Cook. Ann is known to many as the impetus behind the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) with offices in both State College and Philipsburg. Ann’s idea of a Directory of people who wanted to volunteer, connected to agencies and organizations that needed volunteers was unique and very much appreciated by both entities. VAC later became the Volunteer Center and now Centre Helps, which combines the tasks of matching volunteers and needs to many other services in Centre County. 

Previous Ann Graybill Cook Volunteer of Distinction Awards

2023 - Jan Reasinger                                                                       

2021 - Jeannine Lozier

                                                                     2019 - Sandy Schuckers

                                                                     2018 - Linda Lovett

                                                                     2017 - Brenda Oyler Kim

                                                                     2014 - Ann Walker

                                                                     2012 - Brent Frank

                                                                     2011 - Bob Ott

                                                                     2009 - Dawn Taylor

                                                                     2008 - Evelyn Wald

                                                                     2007 - Bobbi Bronstein

                                                                     2006 - Anna Carol Buffington

                                                                     2005 - Connie Schulz

                                                                     2004 - Susan F. Smith

                                                                     2003 - Norma Keller

                                                                     2002 - Bunny Moon

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