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Advocate of the Year—Karen Goldman

Karen Goldman, advocate of the year 2015

Each year the President of The Advocates chooses an Advocate of the Year. This person should demonstrate both a strong desire to accomplish our mission and be an all around good person.

Many years this person is a high profile personality, but this year our Advocate is a quiet, self-assured person, who works very hard in the back ground, not asking for praise or glory.

This year’s Advocate of the Year has been a Board Member since 2012.; She is an Executive Board member, sits on the Scholarship Committee, is an active member on the Mystery Malt and Merlot Committee, and a regular blood drive volunteer.

If you have not figured it out, Karen Goldman is my choice for Advocate of the Year. Karen is our current Secretary for the Board and Executive Board. Karen has a husband and 3 children. She currently volunteers at school and is a budding pastel artist and all round busy person.

Karen has been our Silent Auction Chair for four years. She always recruits others to help, including her family members, she adds to many auction items so that they are interesting and get full value. She writes to venders, sends emails, and makes beautiful displays to entice bidders. Over the past 4 years she has averaged about 125 items per event and these items have raised $50,508 dollars. Karen, thank you for everything you do for The Advocates.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Gloria Hoffman

Gloria Hoffman, lifetime achievement award

This year I have added a Life Time Achievement Award, this person has never been recognized as an outstanding Advocate in any way, and yet as a board member for seven years her dedication has been undeniable. This Life Time Achievement goes to Gloria Hoffman. Gloria is currently serving a 3rd term as Vice President of Finance. Along with The Advocates finances, she sits on both the grant and scholarship committees, hosts a dinner each year on 2N and is active on the Mystery Malt and Merlot Committee.

Gloria works hard for The Advocates and I would like to recognize her with this certificate and a Life time Membership to The Advocates.