Our Most Valuable Resource – Our Volunteers
West Windsor Arts Council Recognizes Volunteers of the Year
National Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 15 – 21
West Windsor Arts Council is a non-profit organization largely built on the service of our volunteers. At the Arts Council, our volunteers are a special group of people we can rely on. We are lucky to have almost 100 individuals that are ready to step up when needed. For National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 – 21, we want to make sure all our volunteers know how grateful we are for their time, energy and enthusiasm in helping at everything from events, to fundraising, to serving on committees and on the board. We would also like to honor two very dedicated individuals who went above and beyond in service to West Windsor Arts Council, awarding them as our Volunteers of the Year .
This year, Marci Gelb and High School student Surabhi Kiran, have been selected to receive WWAC’s Volunteers of the Year Award for their exemplary service in support of the arts. “We are so grateful to them for lending us their talent and efforts to make our community more vibrant through the arts,” said Aylin Green, Executive Director.
Marci Gelb has gone above and beyond in her service this year on the Exhibition Committee by acting as the Chairperson for both the Member Show: Abstraction, and for the upcoming show Cross Cultural Currents: The Art of Zhiyuan Cong, Chung-Fan Chang, LiQin Tan, Jing Zhou. Marci states, “I love helping to provide a venue for local artists to come together and express themselves.” She has put in countless hours in the organization of these shows, and WWAC is proud to have Marci as a volunteer they can depend on.
Marci has been active with WWAC for many years. She has served on the Exhibition Committee since the Fall of 2011, chairing numerous shows as well as the Off the Wall Art Exhibit and the Artisan Market for three years. As a key member of the team to work with Executive Director Aylin Green to define the role of the Exhibition Committee, Marci has been instrumental in establishing the Exhibition Program and the vibrant artwork showcased at the Arts Center. Marci Gelb, an attorney, lives in Princeton Junction with her husband and two sons.
Over the past 3 years, Surabhi Kiran, now a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, has volunteered over 50 hours. WWAC knows they have someone they can count on with Surabhi on the team. Whenever we are seeking assistance, either at one of our many events, an art opening reception or at our annual gala fundraiser, she is always there to help. Surabhi explains, “I absolutely love everything about it. The best part about being a part of WWAC is that you get to meet new people and make new friends.” Her dedication to the Arts Council is evident in the big smile she brings to everything she does.
A sincere thank you to Marci, Surabhi, and all our volunteers for sharing their talents with West Windsor Arts Council.
The West Windsor Arts Council welcomes members of the community to get involved by becoming a volunteer. Click HERE for more information.