Honoree 2013 – Vernelle Blackwell

Congrats to Vernelle Blackwell for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Blackwell_VernelleName:  Vernelle Blackwell

Nominating Organization:  Irvine Company

Honoree Category:  Corporate

Why Nominated:  Vernelle has organized the Retail Division’s support of Human Options during the last 5 holidays seasons.  Through Human Options and Vernelle’s leadership, the Retail team has “adopted” 9 families, donating wish-list items for mothers and children that are part of the program; and the team has donated additional items to supply the Human Options’ “Holiday Store”, providing items for those families and individuals that are not formally adopted.

Vernelle is also a very active contributor of her time and talents to the Susan G. Komen Foundation serving on two local boards; one for the “Survivor Luncheon” and the other, “Stand up for the Cure” event (paddle-boarding).  She also volunteers to help with several other local Susan G. Komen events (e.g. Race for the Cure at Newport Center, Harlem Globe Trotters’ event at Honda Center, Harley Davidson’s “decorate a bra” event, etc.).

Last, Vernelle volunteers once a year at the annual BBQ for JF Shea Therapeutic Riding Center.

Please write a note of congratulations below!


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