On April 12th, 2018 Merrick’s Volunteer Recognition & Awards celebrated the accomplishments of the more than 800 Merrick volunteers and partners that served the East Side community this past year. These committed partners gave over 16,000 hours of their time in becoming part of the rich history of Merrick’s services to the East Side community. The event featured live music from the Harding High School Band, raffle drawings courtesy of dozens of local Saint Paul businesses, a catered dinner from Gulden’s Roadhouse, and the presentation of program and agency awards.

Each service program honored an outstanding volunteer, in addition to agency awards presented by Executive Director, Daniel A. Rodriguez. Award recipients include:

Program Award winners

Employment ServicesMcGough Construction, Karin McCabe
Family Services – Dorsey-Whitney, LLP., Peggy Rodewald
Food Shelf – Sylvia Graham
Senior Services – Assurant
, Tom Washenberger & April Frantzen
Youth Services – Liza Plotnikov


3M Legacy Award – HealthEast, John Swanholm
Dick McCarthy Award – Cross Lutheran Church & John Glenn Middle School, Jill Miklausich & Michele Simon
Mary Virginia Merrick Award – John Atkins

You can begin your volunteer journey today by filling out our volunteer application at www.merrickcs.org/volunteer

special thanks to our sponsors!