Congratulations to this year’s JoAnn Dutton Award winner Jeanne Meisse

May 19, 2015

The award is sponsored by the Women's Fund of the Richland County Foundation and was named in honor of JoAnn Dutton, former executive director of the Mansfield YWCA.

Jeanne Meisse was selected for the volunteerism award for her work in the community including many years devoted to Catalyst Life Services, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Center of North Central Ohio. Jeanne and her husband, Gunther, have raised over $1.7 million for Catalyst Life Services through an annual telethon aired on WMFD-TV. She also helped raise funds for the Ashland University Dwight Shar College of Nursing Capital Campaign.

Other organizations Jeanne volunteers for include The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation, Mansfield Symphony, Renaissance Performing Arts, Richland Academy of the Arts, Richland Community Development Group Beautification Sector, Friends of Kingwood Center Gardens and Pleasant Valley Garden Club.

The award honors JoAnn Dutton and all women in our community who on a daily basis demonstrate that individual volunteer service makes a community a better place to live.

The JoAnn Dutton award was presented at the annual TWIN Awards banquet held earlier in May.

Past recipients include:

2014 Joanne Blay

2013  Chris McQuillan 

2012  Nancie Cummins

2011  Jo Black

2010  D' Wisenbarger

2009  Geneva Cummins

2008  Suzanne Davis

2007  Betty Finlayson

2006  Reba Gribben

2005  Lucy Amsbaugh

2004  Suzanne Schamadan

2003  Mary Riedl

2002  Bets Risser

2001  Pat Bell

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