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Nominate A Volunteer for AARP’s Top Award

David with award for wall plaque

Every year AARP Wisconsin recognizes one outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need.

The Wisconsin recipient in 2015 was 81-year-old David Hoffman (pictured here), who not only has run a marathon in every state and on every continent, but committed several decades of his life to making life better for those around him through his tireless volunteer efforts in Milwaukee. Non AARP volunteers are also eligible to win the award.

Thousands of Wisconsinites contribute their time, talents, skills and abilities to make a positive impact in their communities. If you know one of these inspirational volunteers, please nominate him or her for the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service.

“I encourage you to take a few moments to nominate an exceptional volunteer you know for AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award,” says AARP Wisconsin State Director Sam Wilson. “AARP Wisconsin is proud to recognize the thousands of people who make our lives better every day through volunteerism and service.”

Submissions will be evaluated by AARP Wisconsin based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, helped to achieve social change and inspired other volunteers. You can view other eligibility guidelines here.

The application deadline is June 3, 2016 so don’t delay in submitting your nomination for someone whose work you greatly admire! The award recipient will be announced in early fall. For questions, please contact Mariann Muzzi at or call her at 608.286.6303.

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