THINK Together Board of Directors member, Mary Lynn Coffee, has been given the award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. Mary Lynn won this award because time and time again she demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects that benefit THINK Together.
Through the leadership of Mary Lynn and other board members, THINK Together has grown from an organization serving 2,000 youth in Orange County in 2003 to now serve serving over 140,000 youth each year statewide.
Mary Lynn has connected THINK Together with community partners throughout Orange County, which exemplifies the diversity of giving back. In her service as Community Ministries Committee Representative at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, she has directed a wealth of volunteers and significant resources towards THINK Together’s efforts in Orange County.
As a member of the Assistance League of Tustin, she has also connected THINK Together with volunteers young and old. Volunteers from both of these organizations take part in regular “Book Doctor” sessions where donated gently-used books are repaired and then sent out to thousands of low-income families throughout Orange County. Her connections with the Pacific Symphony and the Orange County Great Park helped facilitate the participation of over 150 Santa Ana students in the Santa Ana Summer Strings event last summer.
In addition to these various efforts, Mary Lynn throws fundraisers on a regular basis at her home. From the Christmas Tea to collect books for the Book Doctor to the Family Fiesta to collect donations for THINK Together, Mary Lynn is continually bringing in resources to support the community. Most recently, several individuals donated to THINK Together in honor of Mary Lynn’s birthday. THINK Together appreciates everything Mary Lynn has done and could not think of a better recipient for this award.