Call for nominations for 2016 volunteer of the year

Posted by Charity Committee on 11.18.2016
Charity Committee

Friends and coworkers who organize fundraisers, buy supplies, give and support a coworker fighting breast cancer. Who organize a golf tournament, company breakfasts and more for young girls with RETT Syndrome. Who travel nearly 3,000 miles to help rebuild a struggling island country struck down by a devastating earthquake. That’s the legacy of our Volunteers of the Year.

It’s time once again to recognize a coworker from any of our offices who has exemplified this spirit of charity all year long by going above and beyond the call to volunteer in their local community.

The process
  1. Starting in November, the charity committee has a call for nominations across the company. 
  2. All nominations must be submitted to Gina Crane by January 13
  3. The charity committees from each office, along with the help from our executives, will determine the winner
  4. The winner will be announced in January and spotlighted early next year 
  5. The person named 2016 Volunteer of the Year can designate their favorite charity, and the company devotes an entire quarter next year fund raising for their choice. 
Past volunteers who won 

2015’s winner was Elizabeth Barton, project manager in the downtown San Diego office. Liz stepped up to coordinate and motivate all fund raising efforts for co-worker Helen Contreras who battled (and won!) breast cancer. Helen’s back at work and the two ladies sit side-by-side on the 21st floor. What champions they both were – Helen for her huge win and Liz for her relentless support.

Liz’s chosen charity, appropriately, was Breast Cancer Angels, and the company made a $3,000 donation to the group.


Liz Barton, left, holds the check for Breast Cancer Angels with Helen Contreras.



In 2014, Deirdre Gonzalez, president of workers’ compensation for ACM was nominated for her involvement in fund raising and volunteer work for the RETT Foundation, which ACM and Arrowhead continue to support.

In 2013 our Volunteer of the Year was Scott Marshall, EVP of Arrowhead, who won the honors for his involvement in rebuilding Haiti after the 2010 earthquake disaster. Every year he packs up the Marshall family and heads to Haiti during Christmas to help better the lives of Haitian children and families.

Who will be the 2016 Volunteer of the Year?

Our charity committees are accepting nominations now. We need your name, the name of the person you're nominating and why you think they deserve to be recognized as our 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Remember to have all nominations in by January 13 to Gina Crane.




Topics: Charity Initiatives