For Immediate Release: January 31, 2011
Contact: Mandy Whiteside
27th year of honoree outstanding volunteers
MINNEAPOLIS -– The 27th class of Eleven Who Care honorees has been selected and will be recognized throughout 2011. The Eleven Who Care program recognizes outstanding volunteers and encourages others to get involved in their community.
Each year 11 outstanding volunteers are recognized through the Eleven Who Care program, meaning that the stories of nearly 300 volunteers have been shared with the community. Each story is unique and inspiring; this year’s honorees are no different.
The 2011 recipients of the Eleven Who Care award are:
One of the 2011 Eleven Who Care award recipients will be honored each month during KARE 11 news programs and on kare11.com. Each honoree will recommend an organization to the Gannett Foundation for a $1,100 donation to be made in their name. Additionally, each honoree will receive the 11 Caring Tree statute, created for this program by local sculptor Bill Mack.
Nominations for the Eleven Who Care award are submitted by community members throughout the year. The nomination form can be found online at www.kare11.com/community. The Eleven Who Care honorees are selected by the Eleven Who Care Board of Governors. Members of the 2011 Board of Governors are:
Eleven Who Care is presented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 900 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of award-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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