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Volunteer Award Winner:
Charlotte Mahrt

Gallery Information - 2001

Anyone who has worked with Charlotte knows how inspiring a leader she will be as Chairman of the Volunteer Committee. She has demonstrated over and over again during her years as a Gallery Information volunteer and Chairman that she is totally reliable and capable. She always gives much more of her time, energy and imagination than required no matter what the task involves. With her background in teaching English and in the business world, Charlotte is a strong communicator, both verbally and through the written word demonstrating her warmth and humor. Always curious for new information, Charlotte is constantly seeking ideas to improve the Gallery Information Committee, the Volunteer Committee and the DIA.

Charlotte grew up in South Dakota, was graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BA in English and has lived in Michigan for thirty-five years. After earning her MBA at Wayne State University, she worked at the Burroughs (Unisys) Corporation and at the American Red Cross. Charlotte has long been involved with many organizations by volunteering with the American Association of University Women, the Village Players of Birmingham, the Cranbrook Writers' Guild, the League of Women Voters and the Oakland Literacy Council. She loves to travel and enjoys museums, theaters and music here in Detroit and all over the world. In her "spare time," she acquired a second BA degree in Art History from Oakland University.

For the past eleven years, Charlotte's first priority has been the DIA. As she leads the Volunteer Committee into an ambitious and expansive era, I know all of you will benefit from her experience and vision and enjoy her sparkling personality as much as I have.

Congratulations, Charlotte, on being selected Volunteer of the Year for the Gallery Information Committee. We look forward to having you as our new Volunteer Committee Chairman.

Submitted by Cheryl Lambert
Gallery Service Committee


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