On Thursday, Nov. 18, PG&E will honor five employees for their outstanding community service and volunteer spirit. The ceremony will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the General Office.
This year’s recipients have dedicated their time and energy to a variety of projects. Each will receive a commemorative trophy and PG&E will donate $5,000 to the organization of their choice.
Vote via text message or online for this year’s Jefferson Award winner
PG&Eers will have an opportunity to choose one of the Mielke winners to represent the company next June at the Jefferson Awards, a national prize for community service, in Washington, D.C.
Vote by texting your choice via cell phone:
Julie Cosgrove-Garcia — Text 0001 to 22333
For the past nine years, Julie has advocated for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest grassroots organization in the world that is focused on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — the most common, lethal, genetic disorder of children.
Cynthia Haynes — Text 0002 to 22333
Cynthia plans and coordinates Lockeford’s “Tree of Lights” event, raising funds for Hospice of San Joaquin — an organization for which she has volunteered for 18 years.
Brian King — Text 0003 to 22333
Brian and his wife founded an organization called Kingdom Children, with the goal of helping communities locate missing children and provide a mechanism to reach out and safely bring runaways home.
Kathy Lavezzo — Text 0004 to 22333
Kathy is a member and on the board of several committees for the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, HIP (Human Investment Project) Housing, which helps thousands each year find suitable living arrangements, and the Peninsula Family YMCA.
John McDougal — Text 0005 to 22333
John and his wife coordinate an annual fundraiser, “Evening Under the Stars,” to benefit the heart center at Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera.
Text voting starts at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, and will close at the end of the Mielke presentations, where the winner will be announced. You can also vote online at www.pgevolunteers.com.You must vote by 12:30 p.m. to ensure your vote counts. Please vote only once.