Congratulations to our exceptional volunteers!

Congratulations to our exceptional volunteers!


The Michener honored four outstanding volunteers at its 22nd Annual Ann Silverman Volunteer Recognition Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 12. Chosen from a pool of deserving nominees, we’re proud to announce this year’s recipients are all members of the Doylestown community!

The 2015 Ann Silverman Award recipients are Dave Buday and Jen McHugh for Co-Volunteers of the Year; Carolyn Prieto for Docent of the Year; and Maddie Worth for Junior Volunteer of the Year. In presenting the awards, Jeffra Silverman Nandan paid special tribute to each recipient.

Keynote Speaker Jeffra Silverman with award recipients Dave Buday and Carolyn Prieto

Twenty-nine additional volunteers were recognized for their hourly contribution over the years, including three for over 1500 cumulative volunteer hours! Awards were given to given to Lynn Grater, Rosemary Hurley, Charlie Woodward, and Connie Wrzesniewcki for 1000 cumulative volunteer hours; Jane Aker, Lutzi Fischer, and Steve Wisniewski received awards for 1500 cumulative volunteer hours.

Awards for 500 cumulative hours were given to Joan Berna, Barbara Chellew, Dale Chellew, David Fainblatt, Etta Fainblatt, Kate Kane, Blanche Speiser, Toni Ann Timm, and Judy Wolff. 100 cumulative hours award recipients include Loretta Catrambone, Denise Frank, Lynn Gibson, and Audrey Tucker. Nine volunteers received New Michener Volunteer certificates for volunteering more than 10 hours in 2015. They are: Wendy Blumenstein-Elliott, Jean Corriveau, Carla Hoke, Vivian Krensel, Ashley Linn, Terry Magerr, Bill Melnick, Cathy Perea, and Sandy Singer.

In 2015, Michener volunteers gave 13,000 hours of their time which translates to $300,000. Volunteers are critical to the fulfillment of the Michener’s mission and the Volunteer Program is an integral part of the Museum. By volunteering with us, you share in the Museum’s mission of preserving the cultural heritage of Bucks County and forging bonds between the Museum and the community. To learn more about volunteering with the Michener, please visit And to learn more about this year’s award nominees, visit our blog Volunteer Voices.

Congratulations and thanks to ALL Michener volunteers for your dedication and passion!