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Don Stevens Receives Top Honors at Commonwealth Catholic Charities Awards   

Don Stevens, a longtime Greater Richmond ARC board member and owner of Stevens Jewelers in Richmond's West End, was honored with the 2010 Community Service Award sponsored by Commonwealth Catholic Charities.

A record crowd gathered for the 14th Annual Community Service Awards at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on the evening of Thursday, April 22, 2010. Guests enjoyed the gardens in full bloom,great food, drinks, and an awards presentation honoring CCC's four very special winners below:

  • Stevens Jewelers- Community Service Award Winner
  • Deborah J. Johnston- Community Service Award Winner
  • Joan Wallace, Samuel H. Dibert - CCC Volunteer of the Year Award
  • St. Bridget Catholic Church - Parish Recognition Award (new award)

Public support of the CSAs is so important and CCC is grateful to the 300 attendees who came out to applaud these remarkable people and organizations who are making Richmond a nicer place to live. As one of CCC's largest fundraisers, your help makes the difference between a little or a lot of funding toward valuable programs. The Community Service Awards were created out of the idea that local folks doing outstanding work should have the chance to be recognized. Community Service Award winners are nominated publicly by friends, peers, or family and then submitted to CCC for a vote by a CCC-organized selection committee. The Samuel H. Dibert Volunteer of the Year Award is chosen internally to distinguish an agency volunteer who has exceeded expectation and duty, exhibiting passion and deep commitment to helping CCC clients. This year, the Parish Recognition Award was added to the lineup to honor a parish/religious organization which has invaluably aided both CCC and the community.


(Photo: 2010 Community Serivce Award Winners (L to R) Msgr. Carr, Debbie Johnston, Joan Wallace, and Don Stevens of Stevens Jewelers are congratulated by CCC Executive Director Joanne Nattrass.)

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