Sawaya Value Award September INTEGRITY winner Sylvia Angell
Sylvia Angell best exemplifies the values of service and hope. Sylvia has been a volunteer with the Rocky Mountain MS Center for over 20 years. She served as Chairman of theBoard of the MS Society of Denver, which was the organization responsible for conducting a needs assessment that led to the development of a specialized adult day program for people with neurological illnesses and disorders (now known as the King Adult Day Enrichment Program – KADEP). She led the organization through the early research and development phases of the program, and then successfully negotiated a merger with the Rocky Mountain MS Center-in order to assure the program would survive.
She has more recently, significantly reengaged with the KADEP program, initially serving as a program volunteer, then agreeing to service on the Rocky Mountain MS Center Board of Directors, and has chaired the committee that oversees KADEP. She initiated a new concept – KADEP Enterprise – in which the clients have been given the opportunity to develop business ventures to help meet the funding gap that the program experiences.
The benefits experienced by the clients are outstanding – including increased self esteem, confidence, and finding new purpose in their lives. She is currently leading an ad hoc committee of the Board to develop a master plan for our newly acquired facility in Westminster.
She consistently brings a passion and unmatched energy for continuing the growth and improvement of the services provided by the Rocky Mountain MS Center. As both a volunteer and family member of a participant of the day program, she has a personal passion for service. She continues to devote hours of direct service and planning to the MS Center. Sylvia is highly deserving of a Sawaya Values Award.