Community Service Awards

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2011 Award Winners

Ann Boriskie for creating, developing and implementing the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Program in Georgia, where team members visit with survivors and caregivers of individuals with a variety of brain injury types.

Deidri Cumbie for providing leadership and support at Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia and serving as a volunteer to other non-profit and United Way agencies.

Horace Dukes for founding Dukes Foundation, an organization mentoring at-risk boys and young men, providing tools, opportunities and support to in achieving academic and cultural success.

Gayle Gellerstedt for service to Our House, Inc. and for over 30 years of volunteer activity in the Atlanta community providing a voice in the community for those who do not have a voice of their own, particularly young children.

Ho Su Kim for his volunteer work at The Center for Pan Asian Community Service, Inc., where he founded the Food Pantry program providing food assistance to families and seniors in need.

Virginia Pearson for co-founding Operation Sandbox, a care package program, sending gifts to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Kevin Rathbun for his contributions to Open Hand, providing his talent, food, time, and staff in support of the organization's continued growth and success serving the community.

Jeanne Spears for service with the Red Cross, volunteering, mentoring and recruiting nurse volunteers as well as serving as a Red Cross National Liason to the CDC.

Bert Weiss for founding Bert's Big Adventure, providing children with a chronic or terminal illness the opportunity to experience a weekend with their families at Disney World.

Lisa Williams for founding Living Water for Girls, a residential therapeutic refuge for young girls who have been brutalized by commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The refuge provides progressive therapies and activities to build positive self images and esteem and healthy life styles.

The Boisfeuillet Jones Award

Ted Turner for his unprecedented global philanthropic work and significant contributions to the local and worldwide business communities. Turner founded the Turner Foundation, Captain Planet Foundation and Turner Endangered Species Fund to protect our planet and its inhabitants; the Nuclear Threat Initiative to close the growing and increasingly dangerous gap between the threat from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; and with Turner's historic $1 billion pledge, the United Nations Foundation supports the goals and objectives of the United Nations to promote a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. Turner brought Atlanta into the global spotlight by building a portfolio of unrivaled cable television news and entertainment brands and businesses, including CNN, TBS Superstation, Headline News, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, and as the owner of the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers. In keeping with Turner's commitment to smart business and eco-friendly practices, the Ted's Montana Grill restaurant chain, headquartered in Atlanta, utilizes innovative ways to reduce waste and energy consumption.

About CSA

Each year for the last 36 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards (CSA) has honored 11 outstanding local volunteers who have demonstrated selfless devotion for the betterment of the community.

We would be honored to have you join us at the CSA dinner on April 19, 2011 to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable community volunteers. 11Alive News Anchors Brenda Wood and Ted Hall will host the prime time videotaping which will air on WXIA-TV, 11Alive and WATL-TV, myAtlTV.

Each year the Community Service Awards dinner proceeds benefit a selected charity. This year, the dinner proceeds will benefit Emory University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC).

Video: CSA Winners

2011 CSA Beneficiary: Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Emory Alzheimers Disease Research Center

You can find out so much more information about the 2011 CSA beneficiary, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center by visiting their website.
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Past Winners of the Community Service Awards

2010 Winners
2009 Winners
2008 Winners
2007 Winners
2006 Winners
2005 Winners
2004 Winners
2003 Winners
2002 Winners
2001 Winners
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CSA Board of Governors Reception at home of Mary Rose Taylor - 2011

CSA Awards - 2011