The City of Southlake is ranked the third most charitable city in North Texas according to the DBJ, with the average family donating over $1,000 annually. Many of those families go a step further and donate their time and talents to our community as well.
Volunteer Southlake consists of over 1600 active volunteers that gave an astounding 50,630 hours last year. These volunteers serve in various capacities that include the Southlake Public Library, Departments of Public Safety, and Boards & Commissions to name a few.
Volunteer Southlake will be hosting their annual Volunteer Appreciation event this month to celebrate the dedicated volunteers giving generously of their time every day. The evening will highlight how volunteers are “Making a Marq in our community”, and will be hosted at our brand new community center, The Marq on April 25th, 2016.
We will celebrate volunteer service with the presentation of the Presidential Service Awards, the inaugural Mayor & Council Medal, and the Lifetime Key Award. We will also unveil the new SAVe card (Southlake Appreciates Volunteers), loyalty program.
All volunteers in attendance will receive an all access pass to tour The Marq during this private event. With the ability to host more volunteers than ever, the City of Southlake will make this a tasting event to remember with heavy hors d’oeuvres showcasing the expertise of Culinary Arts Catering (a preferred vendor of the Marq facility).
The event will begin promptly at 5:30pm with the award ceremony commencing at 6 pm. Private tours of The Marq will be available following the award ceremony. Volunteers qualifying for the SAVe Card will receive their cards at the event so they can begin utilizing this exciting new program right away.
We welcome all volunteers to attend this year’s ”re-Marqable” event and look forward to celebrating the many ways they make Southlake a wonderful place to live. For more information about this event, or to RSVP, please contact Brandi Kaplan in the Volunteer Office at: (817) 748-8035.
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