The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce its Community Champions for its third and fourth quarters of FY23. These employees were nominated by their colleagues and are being recognized for their work with local nonprofit organizations, where they dedicate their time and talents to improve quality of life for their communities. The Champions’ chosen nonprofits received a $2500 grant from the Foundation.
Jeannine Loftus, IT User Support System Supervisor Corporate IT
Jeannine participates in Hope Worldwide MA’s Walk for Hope that funds local food pantries. She volunteers her time to the walk raising funds for pantries in her community.
Bettina Bruce, Office Manager & Shannon Bruce, TAA CSS OH
Bettina has had a passion for this nonprofit since she lost her twins while pregnant. She fundraises and is a Support Group facilitator for the pregnancy and infant loss group.
Shannon volunteers for their social media team and serves on the board. He volunteers as the Support Group leader, fundraising and by putting together comfort kits for families who have lost babies.
Amy Meek, Office Coordinator CSS IA
East Pott Hot Shots 4-H Club
Amy is a volunteer leader for the East Pott Hot Shots 4-H Club for the past 10+ years. She donates 40 hours a month working with kids in the club on activities to promote nature, conservation and community service work within southwestern Iowa.
Lorie Copas, Regional Director CSS TN
South Central TN Ruritan Club
Lorie volunteering with the organization and is raising money to build new inclusive playground in their rural community.
Ashley Dwire, Positive Support Professional CSS MN
Ashley is a strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is on the board of this committee in her hometown and has worked tirelessly to support diversity in her community.
Jerri Ellis, Office Manager CSS CA
Jerri volunteers her time to do outreach work in Kern County to people involved in sex trafficking. Every month she goes out with a group to the women they can find and help them get out of their circumstances.
Cammy Cooper, Program Supervisor CSS MO
Cammy coaches powerlifting for Special Olympics. She and two lifters made the Columbia MO news in June. She previously volunteered with basketball, golf, softball and volleyball for Special Olympics.
Kirk Reid, R.N. Connected Care MA
For the last 3.5 years he has volunteered for Central City Boxing and Barbell coaching inner city youth in all aspects of the program. His commitment and support to those in our community are very appreciated.