Debbie Baker received the 2003 Andrew Sardone Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award at the recently-held Heart of Kentucky United Way Recognition Banquet.
Baker has been a United Way employee campaign coordinator at American Greetings for 10 years, and during that time contributions from the plant have grown for $56,000 to $71,000.
"Debbie spends countless hours planning campaigns, brainstorming new ways to involve (co-workers) and organizing special fundraisers," said United Way executive director Janie Pass. "She has been so successful in helping with her own company's campaign, other organizations have often asked her to help with theirs."
In addition to serving as an employee coordinator, Baker is a fund distribution volunteer and has served on the Day of Caring committee since its inception.