The Jenny Whittington Excellence in Volunteering Award honors members who go significantly “above and beyond” to promote the organization’s mission, vision, and values; contribute to its advancement; and lead its members from within. The award is reserved for nominees who have demonstrated - over a series of years and projects – their extensive commitment to the organization and who have exhibited leadership by example of service to URMIA.
Award recipients will be recognized at the next URMIA Annual Conference. Nominations may be made at any time and awards will be bestowed on an as-appropriate basis, not necessarily each year.
This award is named in honor of Jenny Whittington, URMIA's first executive director. Jenny championed volunteerism by connecting members to both long- and short-term service opportunities and recognized the value of those who serve to make URMIA the exceptional association that it is.