Celebrating Volunteers in Northeast Ohio’s Health and Social Services Community

The MTV: Most Treasured Volunteer Award is one of two awards presented annually by The Center for Community Solutions. 


Five Area Residents Named MTVs

Five area residents have been selected as the 2016-2017 MTVs (Most Treasured Volunteers) by The Center for Community Solutions for their dedication to volunteering at nonprofit human services organizations serving Greater Cleveland:

  • SAMUEL HUSTON, Neighborhood Family Practice 
  • LINDA JENKINS, Cleveland Sight Center
  • BRYAN JONES, Garden Valley Neighborhood House
  • JAMES MASON, United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • BETSY SAMPLINER, Cleveland School of the Arts

Their volunteer service includes helping people adjust to life during and after vision loss, educating and advocating regarding HIV prevention and testing, providing leadership during a period of rapid growth, sharing skills while building self-esteem in children, and serving as an ambassador both locally and on the state level. Between them, they represent nearly 50 years of volunteer service. The awards will be presented during the 2017 Celebration of Human Services on Friday, October 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center—Downtown.

Previous Winners

A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues. CCS helps the people who help people—human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, CCS identifies, analyzes, and explains key health, social, and economic data and issues, and proposes non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans.