McKINNEY (Sept. 3, 2014) – Volunteer McKinney will host "Spirit of McKinney – Hats Off to Volunteers" on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Springs Event Center in Anna.

Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will recognize more than 30 nominees in eight categories, as well as special award winners. Click here to register.

Volunteer McKinney has announced the nominees for the 2014 Spirit of McKinney Awards:

Kim Hoffman Volunteer of the Year Award

Rich Kurz – Chestnut Square Historical Village

Michael Rushing – MADD

Randy Robnett – Collin County Medical Reserve Corps.

Jim Williamson – Embrace Texas

Toni Bell – NCC Habitat for Humanity

Pete and Nancy Huff Community Service Award

Tammy Grimmett – Embrace Texas

Dr. J. David Thompson – Community Health Clinic

Mollie McCune – Community Health Clinic

Derek Robinson – Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership

Patty Marking – Collin County Medical Reserve Corps.

Stephanie South – Child Advocacy Center of Collin County

Volunteer Group Award

National Charity League (Sunflower Chapter) – Embrace Texas

Translators – Community Health Clinic

Citizen's Fire Academy Alumni – McKinney Fire Dept.

Kiwanis of McKinney – Various/Community Work

Turning Point Advocates – Turning Point Rape Crisis Center

Kodiaks In Action – Various/Community Work

Christ Fellowship Church – NCC-Habitat for Humanity

CityChurch McKinney – Various/Community Work

Nonprofit Leader Award

Cindy Johnson – Chestnut Square Historical Village

Tony Sowell – NCC Habitat for Humanity

Lindsey Waddill – Embrace Texas

Deb Fitzgerald – Leadership McKinney, Chamber of Commerce

Tricia Nelson – ManeGait




Neal Burt – The Samaritan Inn

Marilyn Coleman – Baylor Medical Center at McKinney

Ellie Ziegler – CASA of Collin County

Ronda Murray – Community Lifeline Center

Larry Pietenpol – NCC Habitat for Humanity

Inspired to Serve Award

McKinney Boyd AVID – Various/Community Work

McKinney Christian Academy – Various/Community Work

Business Service Award

Atrium Fine Homes – NCC Habitat for Humanity

Ink and Toner Texas – Various/Community Work

Kodiak Cross Fit – Various/Community Work

Emerson Process Management – Various/Community Work

Allegiance Title-McKinney Branch – The Samaritan Inn

Market Street – Various/Community Work

Youth Award

Melina Corriveau – Various/Community Work

LDS Elders – NCC Habitat for Humanity

Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership – Various/Community Work

The evening will include a barbecue dinner and old-time, Western-style entertainment, as well as awards for individuals and groups who exemplify the ‘spirit of McKinney’ through their volunteerism and selfless service to the community.

In addition to the awards, the event will include live music and a silent auction. For sponsorship information, contact Dana Riley at For more information, 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. Connecting people to their passion through volunteerism and strengthening McKinney area nonprofits through training and collaboration. For more information visit