Candy Sullivan and Carole Wald honored as Volunteers of the Year

FRANKLIN, TN –May, 2014 --BrightStone recently held its annual Volunteer Luncheon to honor over 130 individuals who have volunteered their time and service to BrightStone within the past year. The luncheon, which was held at BrightStone, included a delicious lunch catered by Chef Mary Stodola of Simply Delicious and a performance by the BrightStone Choir. Attendees were recognized for their volunteer efforts in a variety of areas, includingdirect services, special events and fund raising, committee leadership, student product finishing and Board leadership. Each year, BrightStone recognizes select individuals that go above and beyond volunteering their timeand showing tremendous dedication to BrightStone adults.  This year’s honorees were Candy Sullivan and Carole Wald. “Our volunteers are the heart and soul of BrightStone and we are so grateful for them,” shared Executive Director and Founder, Brenda Hauk.  “We are blessed to have such committed and talented volunteers who help us every day enrich the lives of precious and vulnerable adults who live with special needs.” Candy Sullivan has been a Board Director for many years, and is currently serving her second term.  Her volunteer efforts include being a leadership mentor in the areas of development and fundraising and working countless hours with strategic and future planning with the Board of Directors. She has donated countless hours with the Songwriters Night Committee for many years providing leadership on the reservation and registration teams, auction team, as well as helping to secure various entertainers and songwriters for the benefit. Carol Wald has been a volunteer with BrightStone since 2008 performing many different but critical volunteer jobs.  She assists with Song Writers Night set-up and decorating and helps with BrightStone product sales at multiple local craft shows and festivals. She helps with registration for BrightStone’s Bowlability and Golf Benefit.  In addition, she currently volunteers one day each week at the reception desk where she greets our students and guests and assists with variousadministrative tasks.
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