Rustic selected as this year’s United Way distinguished volunteer

The United Way of Hancock County has announced that Jeanne Rustic will receive this year’s Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award.

According to a press release from the organization, Rustic was selected because of the many volunteer positions she holds in the community. Those positions include co-chairperson for the Arts Festival; member of the planning committee and chairperson for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Training seminars; chairwoman of the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau; and secretary and vice chairperson of The University of Findlay’s Curtain Raisers Society.  She has been a volunteer with the Flag City Balloon Fest for 10 years, and has served as a board member for the Findlay Youth Orchestra and UF Oilers Club advisory board.

Rustic is currently a board member for Cancer Patient Services, a volunteer on the United Way of Hancock County strategic planning committee, and is an usher and Eucharistic minister for the St. Michael parish.

“Jeanne’s expertise in nonprofits has been shared through her church, education, philanthropic groups, nonprofits, and youth.  Always a go-to person, she is a mentor.  She has a way of inspiring people to take action that will make any situation better.  What more could a community ask?” said Beverly Phillips, community services director at United Way of Hancock County.

Rustic will be honored at the upcoming United Way of Hancock County annual meeting on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Findlay Country Club. The event is open to the public and cost to attend is $30 per person, or $300 for a table of 10.  Registration is available by calling the United Way office at 419-423-1432, or online at



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