WHAT: The Michigan Community Service Commission and Gov. Rick Snyder will host the 2016 Governor’s Service Awards, honoring 30 of Michigan’s top volunteers, service leaders and philanthropists. Awards will be given in several categories including national service, volunteer program, corporate, youth, mentor, volunteer of the year, senior, lifetime achievement and community philanthropy. To see a list of winners visit Michigan.gov/GovernorsServiceAwards

WHO: Gov. Rick Snyder will hand out awards to Michigan’s 2016 Governor’s Service Awards winners. Actor and recording artist Mike Ellison will perform. Also featured will be youth entertainment from Major Chords for Minors and the Saginaw NAACP ACT-SO Ensemble.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

WHERE: Temple Theatre, 203 N. Washington Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607

SPONSORS: The Dow Chemical Company, Ford Motor Company Fund, DTE, Comcast, Meijer, General Motors, Comer Holdings, Consumers Energy, Council of Michigan Foundations, C.S. Mott Foundation, Desmond Services, FireKeepers Casino, Jackson National Life, Lake Trust Credit Union, Lear, Michigan AT&T, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Morley, Bay Area Community Foundation, Delta Dental, Garber Management Group, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Masco, Midland Area Community Foundation, Saginaw Community Foundation, Saginaw Valley State University, Spence Brothers, Reformed Church of America, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, Saginaw Spirit, ServePro of Mt. Pleasant, Tri-StarTrust Bank and Covenant HealthCare.


The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) utilizes service as a strategy to address the state’s most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. In 2015-2016, the MCSC is granting more than $7 million in federal funds to local communities for volunteer programs and activities. The Governor’s Service Awards, Michigan’s AmeriCorps, Mentor Michigan and My Brother’s Keeper–Michigan are premier programs of the MCSC. The MCSC is housed in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/volunteer

About the Governor’s Service Awards

Since 1994, Michigan’s governor and her/his spouse have been hosting the Governor’s Service Awards to pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from across Michigan. These volunteers demonstrate the power of giving and caring every day, and the Governor’s Service Awards are one small way to thank them for their commitment.

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