“Each year in honor of National Volunteer Week, MAP recognizes two or more exemplary board members with Board Star Awards. The awards are presented to board members who were placed through MAP’s Best on Board® program and who deserve special recognition for the outstanding role they have played with their organizations.
Mary Serie. As board member and treasurer of the board of the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC), Mary has given generously of her time and resources, and has helped to achieve important organizational and program milestones. Mary carefully reviews all financial statements, exercises fiscal prudence and has made recommendations resulting in strengthening and simplifying processes. She supported PWCC with the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs Crime Victim Services Best Practices Initiative and is working on PWCC’s succession plan. According to her nominator, ‘Mary is dependable, asks the hard questions and is always willing to roll up her sleeves and help.'”