#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service
Almost exactly 8 years ago, Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was awarded the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service for her work with Mano a Mano. The award is given by the National Peace Corps Association to a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who continues to make a sustained and distinguished contribution to humanitarian causes at home or abroad. Joan served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia from 1967-1969.
Here are a few pictures from the awards ceremony in San Francisco October 3-4, 2008:
Join Us For Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez’s Retirement Party on Sunday, October 2nd (2-4:30pm) at the Mano a Mano Office
After 22+ years of pro bono, full-time volunteer work, Joan is ‘retiring’ from the day-to-day Mano a Mano management team at the end of this year. Help us honor Joan and celebrate her tremendous dedication on Sunday, October 2nd, from 2-4.30pm at the Mano a Mano office in St. Paul. This event is an open house format, and no RSVP is needed. We hope to see you there!