Ruby Alto is recipient of District Volunteer of the Year Award

Pictured (l. to r.) are Mark Anderson, LeadingAge Minnesota board chair; Ruby Alto, District Volunteer of the Year Award winner; and Gayle Kvenvold LeadingAge Minnesota president and CEO. Submitted photo.

Pictured (l. to r.) are Mark Anderson, LeadingAge Minnesota board chair; Ruby Alto, District Volunteer of the Year Award winner; and Gayle Kvenvold LeadingAge Minnesota president and CEO. Submitted photo.

VIRGINIA – Ruby Alto was honored this year by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District B Volunteer of the Year Award.

The District Volunteer of the Year Award honors individuals in older adult services whose commitment and dedication enhance the quality of life for seniors and their communities. Alto was one of five volunteers in the state selected for the regional award.

Alto began her nursing career at St. Michael’s over 40 years ago. With further education her career path led her to other jobs, including in-patient rehab at Essentia Health-Virginia and U.S. Steel’s dispensary. Her passion was always been in serving the elderly so she started volunteering her time with St. Michael’s Foundation serving as chairperson on the Community Relations Committee. The annual Chili Cook-Off, the foundation’s signature fundraiser, has been a huge success for the past eight years due to Alto’s the leadership role.

Alto received the award earlier this year at the LeadingAge Minnesota Institute, the state’s largest and most comprehensive aging services conference. Nearly 4,000 professionals in all aspects of older adult services attend the annual three-day event to learn about new and innovative programs, share best practices and network with their peers.

One response to “Ruby Alto is recipient of District Volunteer of the Year Award”

  1. Steven Carter says:

    My family was fortunate to have Ruby Alto as our next door neighbor for several years. It pleases me to see that she’s receiving recognition for being the upstanding person that she’s been all along. Congratulations Ruby!

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