VIV Awards 2019

VIV Awards Honors Volunteers who make Wishes Come True!

On August 24th, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada hosted a night of food, fun, and giveaways at The Wishing Place to honor the dedicated volunteers who give their time and talents to transform lives, one wish at a time. 

The VIV - Very Important Volunteer - Awards, presented by Southwest Medical, recognized the volunteers who made a difference this year, collectively giving more than 4,000 volunteer hours, a priceless contribution.  

Congratulations to all the nominees and our 2019 VIV Award Winners! 

Junior Volunteer of the Year 

Veronika Avagyan 
Elli Deibert 
Jenifer Do 
Celina Guarino 
Reese Rivera 
Lauren Tomita 

Office Volunteer of the Year 

Sue Barone 
Stephanie Driscoll 
Dave Pomeroy 
Valjean Tyndall 

Wish Story Writer of the Year 

Elle Gaensslen 
Michelle Holstein 
Sky McClain 
Jennifer Minagil 
Penny Redlin 

Special Wish Projects/Unique Assignments 

Nguyenchau Dinh 
Stephanie Driscoll 
Jimmy Gentry (tie) 
James Pohl (tie) 

Rose Smith 
Michelle Wong 

Best Volunteer in a Pinch 

John Braschi 
Cheryl Hartfield 
Joe Lamberger 
Pat Zozaya 

Giving It Back Award 

Serena Everest 
Veronica Beauchamp 

Hispanic Outreach Award 

Liliana Bruscia 
Jackie Corrales 
Edgar Velazquez 
Pat Zozaya 

Best Volunteer Partnership/Team 

Shahn Douglas & Justin Cohen 
Tom & Kristina Facer 
Pat & Dave Revzin 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser 

Betty Evans 
Brent Lessing 

Wish Design Superstar 

Angela Fitting 
Jimmy Gentry 

Wish Discovery Volunteer of the Year 

Sue Barone 
Jill Gilliam 
Andrea Hadhazy 
Lynn Verniero 

Volunteer of the Year 

Norma Ellis 
Angela Fitting 
Jimmy Gentry 
Jill Gilliam 
Lynn Verniero

    Thank you to all our community partners who made this such a special evening! 

    • Southwest Medical, presenting sponsor 
    • Audio Visual Advisors 
    • Breakthru Beverage 
    • Chocolate Buzzz 
    • CPR Tents and Events 
    • Dunkin' Donuts 
    • Elegant Events Las Vegas 
    • Flour & Barley 
    • Mad-Hatter Cupcakes 
    • Marc Stout from Wynn Nightlife 
    • Social Snap Photobooth