Chelsy Spencer

Long Island, New York
Organization: The National Mentoring Partnership

"My intention, when I started this, was to be a role model in somebody’s life, and that takes a long term commitment."

Becky Bongiovi & Karen Bryant

Somerset, New Jersey
Organization: Jersey Cares & Points of Light

For us it's just the overall need to give back. We are very blessed in our own lives and have the time, so why not do something productive for others?"


Windham, ME
Organization: Hannaford's Guiding Stars

"The blood drives are a way for me to serve beyond my job description, and they fit my passion for helping people in times of need."

Bruce Wood

Manassas, Virginia
Organization: Volunteer Prince William

"Never underestimate the power of volunteers. Remember that Noah’s Ark was built by volunteers and the Titanic was built by professionals."

Ola Ojewumi

Washington, DC
Organization: America's Promise

"It is about making sure the same opportunities are out there for kids, regardless of gender, and helping to propel them to greatness."

Don Spano

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Organization: AARP Tax-Aide

"I find great satisfaction in helping people through the tax process. It’s so gratifying when you see their faces light up."

John May

Campton, Kentucky
Organization: NRECA

"It’s hard to explain. I think everyone on the team has a deep passion to help other people. To be directly involved in saving somebody’s life is a pretty amazing experience."

Skip Cramer

Orange Park, Florida
Organization: Volunteer Florida

"Communities could not function if we relied only on the government and private sector for services. The non-profit sector is mission-driven, and a unique force for advancing the common good."

Dwight Owens

Taylorsville, Mississippi
Organization: Corporation for National & Community Service

"God has a plan for all of us, and we all have challenges to face. I think he also gives us the strength and resources to meet and overcome those challenges."

Theresa Testoni

Silver Spring, Maryland
Organization: Leadership Montgomery

"Giving back to the community has been a life-long passion; I try to inspire others through my service and leadership."

Evelyn & Mike Kormanik

Staten Island, New York
Organization: Staten Island Giving Circle

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
– Anne Frank (1929-1945)

Sean Evans

Moore, Oklahoma
Organization: Serve Moore

"After the tornadoes came screaming through Moore, I knew I had to find a way to help my friends and neighbors. The support of the community and even other countries has been nothing short of a miracle."

Kellie Greene 

Miami, Florida
Organization: SOAR, Speaking Out About Rape

"The right place, the right time, and the right reason. Sometimes you just know things are going to come together."