RUSSELL JOYCE SPIRIT AWARD FOR VOLUNTEERISM IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Russell Joyce was a founding member of the Red Dress Party Portland and in 2009 passed away of metastatic malignant melanoma. Russ was fun‐loving, and selfless, and had a strong belief in family and community-based. He brought these values to his work, his life and his passions. Through his influence, these values became the core mission of the Red Dress Party.
Red Dress, like our friend Russ Joyce, is committed to supporting the work of community‐based organizations that provide essential services, compassion, and love to those in our community who have the greatest need and have the fewest resources. In recognition of Russ’ contribution to the Red Dress Party’s mission, and in his memory, the board of the Red Dress Party Portland has set up the Russell Joyce Spirit Award for Volunteerism in Community Involvement. This award is bestowed on an individual (or organization) that the board believes embodies the community involvement we hold so dear and carries on the work of our dear friend.
Along with this award, the recipient will also receive a modest cash award to be used for their own professional development. Your contributions to the party and your donations will help endow the Russ Joyce Award and allow it to have an ever‐increasing impact on our community.
HOW TO APPLY
In 500 words or less, describe how or why you believe the candidate (it could be yourself)
embodies community service. Does this person lead by example? Is he/she passionate about the organizations or projects that they are connected with?
COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS OR PROJECTS (List up to three)
- Nominee Name
- Nominee Email
- Project Name
- Contact Name
- Phone Number
Candidate entries will be reviewed by a panel of community leaders selected by the Red Dress Portland Board of Directors. Deadline for all submissions is Saturday, April 1st 2014. The award recipient will be announced during the VIP portion of the party on April 26th.
Email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If your entry is selected you will receive an email notification.
Thank you for supporting the Red Dress Party PDX!