Awards honor leaders from United Way, ASU

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Leaders of the United Way of the CSRA and Augusta State University were honored for contributions to the community Thursday by Leadership Augusta.

The Community Service Award was given to United Way's executive director, Laverne Gold. Augusta State President William Bloodworth received the Community Leadership Award.

For more than 30 years, Leadership Augusta has been a part of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce with a mission to encourage, develop, and provide community leadership.

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TruthJusticeFaithHope 05/15/11 - 08:05 am
LaVerne Gold is a wonderfully

LaVerne Gold is a wonderfully talented social worker and leader. Her ability to communicate, develop support for her ideas, convince others that serving the needy, unfortunate and vulnerable is critically important. LaVerne is capable of doing this while always giving the credit to others, and promoting a team philosophy which perpetuates the momentum that she has started. Congratulations LaVerne, and thank you for your service. I am less knowledgable about Mr. Bloodworth, congratulations on achieving this honor.

vetbubba99 05/15/11 - 10:19 am
Laverne Gold is very

Laverne Gold is very deserving of the recognition. She has been able to broaden United Ways reach and help more human service agencies, homeless and families experiencing the effects of poverty through her united grants campaign. With donations generally down throughout the country, innovations of this type is perpetuating needed resources that is critical to moving forward. Congratulations to a true visionary!

Cadence 05/15/11 - 12:34 pm
Ms. Gold has been the driving

Ms. Gold has been the driving force in UW for years and years, (and the excellent staff there) She is personable, very knowledgeable, and professional. She has always had my utmost respect.

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