Wendi Schweigart, NDL Group and Project Marilyn and Samantha Molinero, American Cancer Society received the 2021 American Cancer Society Volunteer Staff Partnership Award, a national honor in recognition of a volunteer and staff team that has positively impacted the American Cancer Society (ACS) mission.
The partnerships between volunteers and staff are critical to achieving the ACS mission. Together they operate side-by-side in the community or across the globe. These teams collaborate on projects and are key ACS to success.
The partnership between Wendi and Samantha is an inspiration. Their commitment to and passion for ACS, the Las Vegas community and supporting those impacted by cancer is a great example of how collaboration can have a positive impact.
Nominees must have worked together for a minimum of one year. Each volunteer and staff partnership must show leadership in a project that successfully impacted the ACS mission in at least two ways by increasing community engagements, growing revenue, reaching underserved populations, embracing diversity, recruitment and retention of volunteers, enhancing stewardship, and/or creating new opportunities. The Volunteer Staff Partnership Award Selection Workgroup carefully reviews all nominations.
Wendi began volunteering with the American Cancer Society as a member of the Construction vs Cancer event committee in the Las Vegas market. She quickly expanded her involvement to include efforts in recruiting candidates for both the ResearcHERS and Real Men Wear Pink campaigns. Together, Wendi and Samantha have recruited several members of the construction industry to get involved with the Construction vs Cancer event and have encouraged those leaders to cast a wide net and continuously grow this innovative event. Wendi joined the Nevada Leadership Board in 2020 and became the campaign chair for ResearcHERS in 2022, continuing her commitment to the fight against cancer, and the Las Vegas community.
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