Cece Cox, CEO of Resource Center, recently presented the Martha Dealey Volunteer of the Year Award to Michael Chau in recognition of his significant contributions to the center, including volunteering with the hot meals program and participating in special events. Chau and other volunteers were honored at the annual volunteer appreciation party Dec. 11. Others recognized at the event were: Fred Seufert, who received the Randolph Terrell Community Service Award, given to a group or individual for exceptional service to the LGBT community and/or people with HIV/AIDS; Nicky Bell, who received the Suzanne Wilson Award as the most significant volunteer in Client Services; Jarrett Dawson and Vincent Fabello, co-recipients of the John Thomas Award as the LGBT Community Center’s most exceptional volunteers; Doug Wheeler, who received the Bill Nelson Award as the Nelson-Tebedo Clinic’s outstanding volunteer, and Alex Thompson, who received the Bruce Long Award for outstanding development department volunteer. Roger Lippert was recognized for donating the most time — 2,048 hours — in 2014, and 12 volunteers were honored for contributing more than 600 volunteer hours in 2014. More than 1,350 people gave more than 56,500 volunteer hours to Resource Center in 2014, valued at $1.2 million.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 9, 2015.