For the past three years we select a person or persons who have dedicated their time and talents to helping Hemophilia of North Carolina achieve its goal in promoting opportunities for improving the quality of life for persons affected by a bleeding disorder. As we move into the third year of bestowing this honor, it becomes more and more difficult to make this selection. We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful people who volunteer their time to help with many of our programs and services. As we expanded the organization, so have we expanded our volunteer base who help in many areas including fundraising, grant writing, event planning, programming, web site development and much, much more.
This year, the honor of volunteer of the year goes to two people who have given so much of their time and have a passion in helping those in our community. They have braved the spring heat wave to distribute bags and register people at the golf tournament, tried their hand at gift wrapping at Barnes & Nobles during the holiday season, endured endless hours (and physical pain) of gift bag stuffing, made sure all our walkers were well attended to, advocate for the community at every opportunity and work tirelessly to support the men in the community through the Blood Brotherhood program and a chapter liaison to HFA.
Tat’yana Shchetinina and Matt Igelman with HNC President Richard Atwood
It is our pleasure and honor to award the 2009 Volunteer of the Year awards to Matt Igelman and Tat’yana Shchetinina.
Matt has been involved in HNC for many years since he was a young man. His mom, Judy Igelman, served on the Board of Directors and continues to help us today with her guidance and expertise. With credit to Judy, she raised Matt to be independent, passionate and above all remember those that helped him in the community by giving back to those in need. With the assistance of Tat’yana, they have made such a difference in the lives of those we serve and give back at every opportunity by helping to support HNC.
Congratulations to Matt and Tat’yana on this award and our many thanks to all those who have dedicated their time and service to HNC over the past 12 months.