Phoebe Volunteer Receives LeadingAge PA Distinguished Service Award

Allentown, PAHarriet “Midge” Coker, volunteer at the Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, recently received a Distinguished Service Award from LeadingAge PA, a state association of non-profit senior services. Coker is the recipient of the LeadingAge PA 2018 Volunteer of the Year award and was chosen for her 30 years of exceptional service to the organization. Her attention to detail, willingness to carry out the most difficult of projects with ease, friendly attitude, and brilliant organizational skills have made her invaluable to Phoebe’s Allentown community.

“We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Midge and recognize her for the valuable volunteer services rendered over the past 30 years at Phoebe,” comments Sue Schlener, Executive Director, Phoebe Allentown. “We are really proud of her and appreciate her hard work. Her spirit to offer selfless service to others makes Midge a star volunteer.”

With the changes implemented under her leadership, the health care center’s basket social event grew through donations from new businesses and improvements in the ticketing system that resulted in additional sales. It now raises over $10,000 each year!

The award was presented to Coker during a gala at the 2018 LeadingAge PA Annual Conference entitled “Life on Purpose” last week in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing Pennsylvania not-for-profit organizations that provide housing, healthcare and community services primarily to older adults.