Volunteer of the Year: Presented to an individual or group with a record of exceptional generosity who: through a devotion of time has demonstrated outstanding support to a specific organization(s) or cause(s); encourages others to support an organization(s) or cause(s); is a role model for other community volunteers. The total hours contributed and the breadth of organizations supported with time will be considered.
Winner ~ Craig Young
Nominated By ~ Cincinnati Cares, American Red Cross, Cincinnati Zoo,The Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Craig brings nearly four decades of success creating technology products and companies, over two decades of engaged philanthropy and volunteering, and over a decade of combining both of those to create technology and programs encouraging, inspiring and celebrating actions by many in the areas of volunteering, sustainability and compassion. Young became concerned about the systems nationally and regionally supporting volunteers, leading to the creation in April 2017 of the Cincinnati-based nonprofit, Inspiring Service (locally know as Cincinnati Cares). Young now sits on the boards of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Red Cross, the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Cincinnati Zoo, among others, and was recently named among the first males to join the board of the Greater Cincinnati YWCA.