Mission Viejo, community service, volunteerism
Ten people who have left an indelible mark on Mission Viejo were recognized by the City in a special ceremony.
Read a little about the 2015 honorees in the following paragraphs:
Ten people who have left an indelible mark on Mission Viejo were recognized by the City in a special ceremony on Tuesday.
The names of Anna Todisco Boyce, Brian Goodell, Bruce Hunt, Dr. Edgar Folkers, Dr. Thomas Shaver, Jon Wagner-Holtz, Julie Foudy, Sherri Butterfield, Susan Finch and Mark “Ziggy” Wilczynski are now etched on the City’s Wall of Recognition at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.
The City’s Wall of Recognition program honors people who provide extraordinary, lasting and significant service contributions to the community. Indeed, each one of the following individuals embodies what this award is all about. Read a little about the 2015 honorees in the following paragraphs:
Anna T. Boyce
Longtime community volunteer and caring nurse responsible for countless community immunization clinics and blood drives.
International Swimming Hall of Famer, an inspiration and first Mission Viejo resident to win an Olympic Gold medal.
US Marine Corps veteran and dedicated Marine Adoption Committee volunteer leading the charge to support our adopted service men and women.
Dr. Edgar Folkers
Nurturing, generous veterinarian who has donated immeasurable supplies, services and care for needy animals.
Dr. Thomas Shaver
Extraordinary surgeon instrumental in creating South County’s only regional trauma center, Mission Hospital.
Humanitarian, longtime mentor and founder of nonprofit that supports children of cancer patients.
Mentor and pioneer who helped to lead the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to Olympic gold and world championships.
Dedicated public servant, advocate and volunteer who was a leader in establishing the Mission Viejo Library.
Benevolent volunteer who created a nonprofit organization benefitting premature infants and abused, neglected and sick children.
Mark “Ziggy” Wilczynski
Longtime volunteer and champion of keeping Mission Viejo’s history alive. He was also instrumental in building this community.
“The City of Mission Viejo was such a great place to be raised and has always made a lasting impression on my life,” said Jon Wagner-Holtz. “I’m glad that my service to the community has meant so much to the City to be given this honor.”