Lutherans in the Twin Cities

Marilyn Sharpe receives Eleven Who Care honor

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans teamed up with KARE 11 TV for the Eleven Who Care 2011 Recognition Program on June 22. The 11 honorees were selected for their exemplary volunteer service by a board of governors from nominations submitted by area organizations or individuals.

Marie Uhrich (center), Thrivent Financial’s senior vice president for communications, awards Marilyn Sharpe the Thrivent Financial Member Volunteer Award. Metro Lutheran photo: Bob Hulteen

Among the 2011 awardees was Marilyn Sharpe, Metro Lutheran columnist and author of For Heaven’s Sake: Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully. She was honored for her volunteer commitments to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (ELCA), Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Trinity First Lutheran Church (LCMS), and El Milagro Lutheran Church (ELCA).

Mary Uhrich, senior vice president for communications for Thrivent Financial, presented the award to Sharpe. She said that people like Sharpe “help build our communities so that others can live more generously.”

Event hosts were Julie Nelson, Diana Pierce, and Mike Pomeranz, anchors at KARE 11. Nelson said the evening’s honorees are “ordinary men and women who, by extraordinary efforts, have made our community a better place.”

Each honoree received a commemorative statue and a donation was made to an organization of their choice.

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