The Community Chest established the Maura Lawton Perkins award, which recognizes extraordinary volunteer commitment to the Chest. The award is named to honor Maura Perkins, who was an active Chest board member and tireless supporter of the work of the Chest and its member organizations. Maura’s optimism, energy, caring and thoughtfulness exemplified the mission of the Community Chest. The Maura Lawton Perkins award will be presented annually to a Chest volunteer who embodies Maura’s qualities, who gets involved, always sees the good and is hopeful.
The inaugural recipient of the Maura Lawton Perkins Award is Ken Yang. Mr. Yang is a three-year volunteer for the Chest. Mr. Yang works diligently, reliably and with a smile on his face and makes a big impact in the office. The Chest is very grateful for his warmth and dedication.