Carol Reader and Andrew BothamleyAndrew Bothamley of United Way, the award sponsor, congratulates Carol Reader.

Fundraising volunteer work earns award for UWindsor grad

Community enthusiasm is contagious, says Carol Reader, and she has caught a bad case.

The UWindsor alumna (BA 2013) received the Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer of the year award from the Canada South Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals during its Philanthropy Day breakfast Thursday.

Reader has served eight years on the organizing committee for Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies program, and also volunteers as a mentor to first-year students in history.

Off-campus, she has volunteered for the Windsor International Film Festival, the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society, and making buttons for causes as varied as the Art Gallery of Windsor, United Way, and the math club at Ste. Anne’s high school.

“Carol has set a great example for the entire community to emulate,” said AFP chapter president Fedela Falkner. “It was my pleasure to present her with this well-deserved award.”