McKINNEY (Sept. 22, 2015) — The Spirit of McKinney Volunteer Awards will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the new Sheraton McKinney Hotel. It is going to be a grand celebration of the community's tireless volunteers.

This annual event recognizes nominees and award winners in eight categories. They will share how many volunteers are giving of themselves to those in need and also to the agencies who bring so much good to the city.

Melina Corriveau (right), winner of the 2014 Youth Volunteer Award, accepts her award from presenter Roslyn Miller of the McKinney Housing Authority.

Photo courtesy of Volunteer McKinney

Melina Corriveau (right), winner of the 2014 Youth Volunteer Award, accepts her award from presenter Roslyn Miller of the McKinney Housing Authority.


“We are excited to celebrate Volunteerism in McKinney and have over 50 volunteers nominated for the eight awards,” said Dana Riley, Executive Director of Volunteer McKinney. “That is a perfect example of how many people are giving back to this community through volunteer service.”

The night will consist of a wonderful dinner, volunteer awards presentations and a silent auction benefiting Volunteer McKinney.

The nominees for the 2015 Spirit of McKinney Awards:

Business Service Award

Market Street


Rick's Chophouse


Arlene Wilkins

Cathy Swift

Eric Carlson

Flora Brands

Jim and LaDonna Doyle

Kyle Therrian

Lori Norman

McKinney Youth Theatre Managing Board

Patty Marking

Sarah Padilla

Sharon Stark

Kim Hoffman Volunteer of the Year Award

Lee Brock

Pat Rodgers

Steve Lester

Tony Campbell



Pete and Nancy Huff Community Service Award

Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership

David Thompson

James West

Larry Featherston

McKinney Garden Club

Tony Cambell

Justin Beller

Inspired to Serve Award

McKinney ISD – Adult Language Literacy Program

National Charity League Inc. – Sunflower Chapter

Nonprofit Leader Award

Christine Hockin-Boyd

Carol Ownby

Derrick and Ceretha Robinson

J. Randy Routon, Ph.D.

Janay Tieken & Shirletta Best

Stacy Hall

Volunteer Group Award

CASA of Collin County

Citychurch Youth Volunteer Team

Hands and Hammers

Medical Reserve Corp of Collin County

Pate Rehabilitation

A New Leash on Life Therapy Animal Group

Imago Dei Church

Youth Volunteer Award

Gabriella Murray

Geordon Cox

Juliana Roller

Patricia Wingate

Sheraton McKinney Hotel is located at 1900 Gateway Blvd. in McKinney, near the Collin Higher Education Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

For more information, contact Dana Riley at or visit


About Volunteer McKinney

Since 1998, Volunteer McKinney has connected volunteers to local nonprofit organizations and has provided assistance to organizations. Volunteer McKinney has also served the community through events such as the National "Make a Difference Day" and Community Volunteer Recognition Events. Our mission is to: Connect people to their passion through volunteerism and strengthen McKinney area nonprofits through training and collaboration. For more information, visit