Sunday, September 20, 2020

Conservancy Volunteers Worth Millions


Ken Krier, Rob Moher and Karl Williams present Bob Schultheis (center right) with the Conservancy’s Volunteer of the Year award. Submitted Photo

Ken Krier, Rob Moher and Karl Williams present Bob Schultheis (center right) with the Conservancy’s Volunteer of the Year award. Submitted Photo

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples.

Volunteers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida (the “Conservancy”) have donated more than 436,916 hours in the past year, an equivalent of more than $1.5 million in staff time. “From the dayto day professionalism – a smile at the front Gazebo or Welcome Center – to providing support of our groundbreaking scientific research, each volunteer can make a positive impact,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy. “Each helps to support the work the organization does each day. We are so grateful to our outstanding corps of volunteers.”

During a surprise ceremony, the Conservancy recognized a long-time volunteer, naming Bob Schultheis the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. “Bob Schultheis is an incomparable member of our volunteer team,” said Chanel McGregor, volunteer coordinator for the Conservancy. “His commitment to the Conservancy and passion for our mission knows no bounds. We are so pleased to select him as our 2017 Volunteer of the Year.”

After moving to the Naples area from St. Louis, Missouri in 2009, Schultheis began volunteering at the Conservancy, serving all areas of its mission. Since then, he has generously donated a total of 5,465 hours to the organization.

“The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s mission is one I am passionate about,” Schultheis said. “It is vital to protect and maintain Southwest Florida for future generations to come. I am honored to volunteer and contribute to this amazing organization.”

For more information about becoming a volunteer, and to apply online visit www.conservancy.org/volunteer.

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