A longtime volunteer for the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. has been named the winner of this year's Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer Award.
Beverly Cates was named winner of the award during the kickoff for the United Way of Douglas County's annual drive Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.
Cates has volunteered more than 4,000 hours in the last 11 years for the VNA. She was chosen by a committee from among nine nominees, all of whom received plaques of recognition.
"Beverly's loyalty and belief in a cause exemplify excellence in volunteerism," said VNA executive director Marceil Lauppe on Cates' nomination form.
Cates' name will be permanently displayed on a plaque at city hall.
The Galluzzi award is given to a person who has done significant volunteer work in the last year for the United Way or one of its agencies.
It is named after the man who chaired the United Fund -- now the United Way -- in 1983 and was active in both leadership and service roles.