The Ivonne Goldstein Award for Community Volunteer, named for the late Ivonne Goldstein who served on the boards of or raised money for more than 50 Wichita organizations, is presented to an individual who through outstanding volunteer community service and commitment is making a measurable difference. The award was presented by Star Lumber. The 2017 recipient was Tom Sanders, former CEO of the DAV/VA Medical Center, who is active with 11 Wichita non-profit organizations.
“I’m very grateful, and I’m delighted to be here,” said Sanders. “I was shocked when I learned I had received the award. I didn’t even know I had been nominated.”
In his acceptance speech, Sanders spoke on the importance of volunteerism, and noted that, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is immortal.”
Tom Sanders was further honored in an article posted by the Wichita Eagle. Read the article here.