This award recognizes an individual that has worked tirelessly to support the mission and daily operations of a specific nonprofit organization. This individual has championed the causes, led initiatives and has been commended by the organization’s leadership and staff for his or her selfless service in improving the conditions within the community.
Annamaria Santiago is the Volunteer Co-Director of Anytown Alabama, a teen leadership summit focused on social justice and conducted through the YWCA. The program brings together a diverse group of 80 high school students from throughout the Birmingham metro area. Annamaria’s passion for the program dates back long before she took on her present role, as she was a participant herself as a high school student. That experience made a deep impression on her and gave her unique perspective on the program’s lasting impact on young lives.
John O’Malley has advocated for veterans by serving on the boards of several veteran-focused nonprofits. Most recently, he researched and developed the SPARE a Life™ Initiative, a program from the Krulak Marine Alliance of Alabama, designed to combat veteran suicide. The program has been lauded by the United States Marine Corps, Department of Defense (DOD) and DOD Health Services. John is currently working to develop a veteran suicide-prevention app.
Congratulations to all the Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year Finalists!
*John O’Malley- Finalist
*Anamaria Santiago- Finalist
Roosevelt Morgan Jr.
IGNITE 2020 will be an interactive virtual affair (IVA) on the same date and time as before, Thursday, April 23, 2020, beginning at 10:30 am. We plan to celebrate our famous volunteer finalists in grand style on our digital platforms and through social engagement.
Keep the date, change the location for IGNITE 2020, April 23 @ 10:30 am!