You and more than 1,500 other volunteers shared your hearts and souls through 12,188 service hours to help children and families last year. You and other dedicated groups of individuals, community organizations, companies and staff empowered our children and families to hope, heal, love and dream again.

Whether you worked on a campus beautification project, read to a child, tutored at Homework Help, volunteered at one of our events or made a difference in an entirely different way – we are so grateful for you!

To express our appreciation each year, the Lisa V. Ford Heart and Soul Award Luncheon, presented by Ford Motor Company was established in 2009. Now ten years running, this year’s luncheon recognized dedicated volunteers who gave twenty or more hours of service. Below are the honored volunteers from each award category:


Lisa V. Ford Heart & Soul Individual Nominees

Samantha Hampton

Christine Hudson

Vonna McMickel, Winner

Corporate Friend Nominees

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Populus Group, Winner

Rariden, Schumacher & Mio


Community Nominees


Circle K

Tau Beta Juniors, Winner

Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Marianna Bailey

Dan & Patricia Frank

Robert & Hazel Karbel

Les Koska

Erick & Lady Susan Reickert

Jean Wersching


Staff Nominees

Dennis Coleman

Roberta Davis, Winner

Rebecca Taylor

Jessica Winalis

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