Washington TWP Resident Named Citizen of the Year

Greg Davis Recognized for Volunteer Work by Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce

Online PR News – 15-February-2018 – Sewell, NJ – Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce Foundation proudly recognizes community members who give back and help make the county the best place to live, work, and play each year with the Community Service Awards. The Volunteer Center of South Jersey is proud to celebrate its own Greg Davis, board member and new Citizen of the Year.

"I nominated Greg for this award because he leads by example. He not only advocates community service, but he dedicates his time, talent and treasure to those in need and the Gloucester County community is better because of his dedication," remarked Michele Epifani, executive director. "He's an exemplary individual, and I am honored to call him my friend. He makes me strive to do my best in my position because Greg does this in all things too."

Davis has served on the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Center of South Jersey (formerly the Volunteer Center of Gloucester County) for just over 12 years and was president for four of those years. It was because he is an avid United Way of Gloucester County Campaign supporter at Paulsboro Refining Company, that he first became involved in local volunteering. He was drawn to Volunteer Center because he believed in their mission and thought his impact, as a volunteer, would be greater by serving all the people of the county where he lived. He didn't want to simply give but lead.

"Greg is a go-to guy. He's always thinking and working to affect change in our organization and the county. I consider him a mentor and trusted advisor," said Cody Miller, VCSJ president.

Davis was the originator of the Volunteer Center's Annual Spirit of Community Event, where originally volunteers were recognized for their commitment to serve in Gloucester county. The event is now the largest volunteer recognition event in the State of New Jersey-growing to over 68 volunteers representing all 7 counties of South Jersey and 20 nonprofits this past fall. Since its inception, the event has touched 2,000+ lives.

He is a proud single father of two beautiful daughters and resides in Washington Township, where his eldest daughter will be salutatorian of the Class of '18. He is very involved in his children's lives-attending many band, guard and orchestra performances throughout the year. Not surprisingly, his daughters Allison, 17 and Morgan, 15 have followed their father's lead--both are active in community service through Interact Club and other Gloucester County organizations.

Most recently, Davis spearheaded the creation of a scholarship for local youth who are passionate about volunteering--the Scholarship Award for Volunteer Excellence (SAVE) is an idea that Greg believes will not only help to promote the good work that the Center does, but also encourage intended college students to get serious about community service. The Volunteer Center promotes volunteerism in the region and connects both individuals and businesses with opportunities to serve. The Center also achieves its mission by creating best practice tools and by offering educational, consulting, and other support services to help our non-profit partners grow and serve the community.

Quite simply, Greg Davis is a true leader-at home, at work and in the community. The Volunteer Center of South Jersey is proud to consider the Citizen of the Year part of our family.

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