Plano community leader, Sheri Steele has the perfect last name - it defines her resilience and commitment to empowering women to share their talents and resources in their own community. As an unprecedented two-time Junior League of Collin County President, Sheri led JLCC through its 40th year serving Collin County. Thank you to Star Local Media!
At the heart of the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) is volunteerism. Since their inception 41 years ago, JLCC has contributed over 750,000 volunteer hours to nonprofits serving Collin County. To celebrate and encourage volunteerism throughout the Collin County region, JLCC hosts the annual Excellence in Volunteer Service Awards to honor local volunteers who are changing our community for good. Held at Piazza on the Green in McKinney, community leaders served as award presenters and Dr. Cheryl “Action” Jackson of Minnie’s Food Pantry was the keynote speaker. A common theme was heard among the nominees’ stories that together, volunteers and nonprofits change lives. Not just the lives of those receiving but also of those giving.
2018 Collin County Excellence in Volunteer Service Awardees:
Spirit of Collaboration (2)
Organization: Frisco Arts
Individual: Steve Perry, Plano Metro Rotary
Youth Volunteer of the Year
Sydney DeWolf – nominated by National Charity League Plano Area Chapter
Collin County Business Leadership
Excellence in Leadership
Officer Art Parker, Plano Police, school resource officer
Emerging Community Impact Award
Collin County Volunteer of the Year
Tonya Winchester – nominated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving