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Each year the Elks Club is the scene for a whole lot of nonprofit energy when the Evergreen Chamber and Leadership Evergreen join forces to pay tribute to the best of the best.
Honors were as follows:
- Nonprofit organization of the Year: Mountain Resource Center
- Volunteers of the Year: Warren and Betsy Rose
- Leader of the Year: Rome Chelsi for his leadership of the capital campaign and securing a new home for Center for the Arts Evergreen
- Young Professional of the Year: Rachel Nicks/Seasonally Yours
- Ambassador of the Year: Patty DeLucas/Wells Fargo
- Youth of the Year: Wyatt Guernsey/Conifer High School
The Chamber launched its first-ever Evergreen Chamber College Scholarship by passing the pitchers. Donations from the crowd were matched 100% by the Chamber, then Bootstraps matched another 25% – creating a $4,000 pot for scholarships. Bootstraps will manage the scholarship(s) to be awarded in May for a high school graduate pursuing a business career.