Advocates given award

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse was named recipient of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s Sterling Anniversary Award in health and human services.

A $5,000 check was presented at the Annual Hospice Dinner on Monday night. First National Bank of Steamboat Springs, Jim and Susan Larson and Paula Cooper Black sponsored the award in partnership with Passport Club Grants Fund (made possible by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.).

Scott Gordon, president of Alpine Bank and vice chairman of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, presented the award to Diane Moore, executive director of Advocates.

“Without this organization, some of our residents would likely not survive to use other services such as those offered by Hospice,” Gordon said. “We received over 38 letters nominating 17 community organizations in the health and human services field making it a difficult decision for our grant committee. They chose to select a smaller organization that crosses social, economic and cultural lines on a daily basis.” Read more…

Diane Moore to receive local honor: Advocates executive director will be given Hazie Werner award

Steamboat Springs — Those who know her couldn’t imagine what Advocates Buil­­d­ing Peaceful Communities would be without Diane Moore.

They said the organization probably wouldn’t exist. “I don’t think Advocates would even be here without Diane’s passion and leadership,” said Susan de Wardt, an Advocates volunteer for more than six years. “Without her dedication at the beginning, it wouldn’t be what it is.” In 1983, Moore became the first executive director of the organization that provides services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and education for local students.

On Tuesday, Moore will receive the Hazie Werner Award for Excellence in a reception that begins at 5 p.m. in the Mountain View foyer at The Steamboat Grand. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. established the award in 1989 to recognize women who excel in their fields. “Through all her community giving, activism and personal perseverance, Diane has exemplified Hazie Werner’s incredible dedication and community loyalty,” Ski Corp. President and CEO Chris Diamond said in a news release. “Diane embodies the spirit of giving back to your community and clearly has made Steamboat Springs a better place.” Moore, 60, said she was incredibly honored to win an award named for the late Hazie Werner, a longtime Yampa Valley resident who gave so much during her life.

“She embodied lots of wonderful things about community, family and giving,” Moore said. “She was such a beautiful soul. Being honored in some small way, perhaps having some of those characteristics, is pretty humbling.”…Read more…



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