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When Dorothy retired as the Deicke Center’s Director of Development two years ago, we were delighted that she wished to continue helping us by volunteering one day a week. She actually gives more than that, performing a variety of duties.

Dorothy remains a tremendous asset, especially to the Development Department. As a skilled fundraising professional with in-depth knowledge about the organization, Dorothy assumes responsibility for projects not normally delegated to volunteers, such as writing grant proposals, completing grant reports and processing thank you letters.

Dorothy also works on a number of other tasks including writing stories for and editing our newsletter The Bright Side, explaining our program to patients, organizing our historical files and data entry. In addition to writing and editing The Bright Side, she prepares the newsletter for mass mailing, along with her husband, Clarence. The mailing is done from their home where Dorothy also serves a homemade lunch to the other mail crew volunteers!

You may have noticed that Dorothy is receiving the Clarence E. Troyer Volunteer Award. Our Board of Directors selected Dorothy’s husband, Clarence, as our first Volunteer of the Year in 1997 and named the award in his honor for contributing almost 30 hours per week as our business manager.

We are truly blessed to have Dorothy share her time and many talents with the Deicke Center as a volunteer. As a valued and beloved member of our Deicke family, we are proud to honor her as Volunteer of the Year.