November 14, 2014 – Carroll Lutheran Village resident Thelma Reaver has received a Distinguished Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Maryland Chapter. This award honors those who have contributed significantly to the cause of philanthropy for an organization. The award was presented to Reaver at the Village on November 3.
Thelma began volunteering her time to benefit Carroll Lutheran Village in 1987 as a board member for the former Friends of the Village Auxiliary (FOV). During her time with the FOV, she chaired numerous committees and fundraisers and served as president from 1991 to 1997.
She is the driving force behind The Village Corner Gift Shop, having served as the manager and buyer since 2001, prior to becoming a resident.
Since moving to Carroll Lutheran Village in 2005, Thelma has served 12 years on the Board of Trustees and was the president of the Residents Association Council from 2006-2007.
“They say it takes a Village to make a difference,” said Carroll Lutheran Village President & CEO Geary Milliken. “There are times when one individual makes such an impact that the entire Village benefits. Thelma Reaver is one of those special people.”