Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ANE Volunteer Honored At Utah Philanthropy Day

by John Aldrich

Thanks to the generosity of Lisa Wishnick, ANE has had a table the Utah Philanthropy Day awards luncheon for a number of years. This year seventy-two participating non-profit organizations nominated people for the Heart and Hands Award.

Virginia Aldrich was our recipient.

Virginia has been a dedicated volunteer at ANE for 13 years where she plays an active role helping at the warehouse, attending food runs, and assisting Linda at the annual rug show. Virginia has helped make a difference in the lives of the Elders as well as her fellow volunteers.

Here is the group who joined in honoring her on November 14th.

In addition to this award, Virginia also was honored on October 8th at the annual Ethel Percy Andrus Community Service award ceremony sponsored by AARP.

This award came about thanks to Wendy Sanborn who wrote a glowing letter of support for Virginia's nomination.


  1. Congratulations Virginia! I'm thrilled to hear of this deserved award. She is an asset to ANE. I'd like to add that Virginia as an ANE volunteer also was friendly, kind and generous to a visiting volunteer from overseas, being me! She picked me up, took me to her home for a beautiful lunch, then out sightseeing, followed by dinner.

  2. I'm so happy for her, she is such a wonderful and sweet lady! Bless her!
    (Daniela from Australia)