(L-R) Chris Rowe (Hank’s son), Tim Rowe (Hank’s husband), Harriet “Hank” Cummings, Shaun Griffin (Director, Community Chest), Erik Schoen (Director, Human Services Network).
The Human Services Network awarded Harriet “Hank” Cummings, Chief Assistant Clerk of Court Attorney, with its Board Member of the Year award at its 28th Annual Human Service Awards presentation on January 12, 2017. The award recognizes Ms. Cummings and her 6 years of work on the board of directors of Community Chest, Inc. located in Virginia City.
Cummings meets with the Community Chest team on a monthly basis and serves as the secretary/treasurer of the organization. She has assisted the non-profit with preparing a clean audit for three successive years, providing raises to one-fourth of the Community Chest staff, and most significantly, changed the group’s vision to “a just, thriving, loving community where all are welcome and cared for and all contribute.”
Community Chest Director Shaun Griffin related just one of Ms. Cummings’ efforts, which included her employer the Nevada Supreme Court. During Christmas 2014, she organized the entire Nevada Supreme Court office and support staff of more than 150 employees to personally contribute supplies and gifts for Community Chest’s team to help them do their jobs better. Together, the Supreme Court staff made cardboard chests that included tools to help the thirty-member staff work more efficiently. The generosity of the Nevada Supreme Court was simply overwhelming and nothing like it had been received in the past by Community Chest.
Congratulations to Ms. Cummings! Community Chest is proud to have you serve on our board, and grateful for your generous service.