Honoree 2015 – LynnMarie Cooper

Congrats to LynnMarie Cooper for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  LynnMarie Cooper

Nominating Organization:  Working Wardrobes

Honoree Category:  Human & Community

Why Nominated:  LynnMarie Cooper truly embodies the ‘spirit of volunteerism’. Her rigorous volunteer efforts touch countless individuals as they emerge from crises and transition to a new, more confident life. For over 6 years, LynnMarie has devoted approximately 1,000 hours per year to Working Wardrobes. During the recession, when critical funding became even harder to find LynnMarie volunteered as Working Wardrobes’ full time Fundraising Events Director, all the while dramatically reducing staff expenditures by skillfully managing, mentoring and inspiring a small staff of unpaid interns to organize two signature fundraising efforts – each attended by hundreds of supporters and donors.

Thanks to LynnMarie’s background as a professional event planner, coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit and drive to make impactful contributions, she has helped raise over $1,000,000 on behalf of Working Wardrobes. Truly extraordinary!

Having since passed the Events Director baton to a staff member, she has held every volunteer leadership role inside the organization and also has creatively increased external awareness for Working Wardrobes by organizing displays and even “”pop-up”” shops at numerous professional events to help promote Working Wardrobes’ resale clothing boutiques. Her efforts have been instrumental in driving additional foot-traffic to Working Wardrobes’ retail outlets, which help provide operating revenue for the organization.

LynnMarie is someone that clearly embodies volunteer philanthropy at a leadership level. She doesn’t merely offer assistance, but provides the type of assistance that yields immense growth for Working Wardrobes – critical to the organization’s survival. As an invaluable volunteer, she harnesses her skills, enthusiasm and dedication and applies them directly to the company mission of empowerment and self-sufficiency for those in need.

Please write a note of congratulations below!

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