Gay Alliance Volunteer-of-the-Month
Jenna Vanas, Office Volunteer
Congratulations to Jenna Vanas for being chosen as the Gay Alliance Volunteer-of-the-Month for November!
The Gay Alliance is pleased to feature Jenna Vanas as our Volunteer-of-the-Month for November 2014! Jenna has been a volunteer with the Gay Alliance since 2011, starting with the Pride Festival. She became a regular volunteer in our administrative offices in 2012. Having just celebrated her two year anniversary in the as an Office Volunteer, Jenna is one of the senior members of our Office Volunteer team. Jenna is also a 2004 alumna of RIT where she studied Hospitality Service Management, and has been a painter for seven years (JENNAration Artwork Company). Several of her distinctive and beautiful paintings are on display in our Fifth Floor Lounge. When she isn’t painting or helping out the Gay Alliance, Jenna works at The Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua.
The work of our Office Volunteers isn’t always visible: they answer the phone at the front desk, greet people when they come to the offices, oversee patrons at the David Bohnett Cyber Center, and help out with the countless little tasks that make an office run. Asked about what keeps her going, Jenna said: “Working is very important to me, whether it be hotels or art. I love them both equally. I like earning a living, enjoy volunteering for my community.” Dedicated, spirited volunteers like Jenna help ensure the on-going, day-to-day functions of the Gay Alliance, and we are deeply grateful to her for her commitment to the community.
For more information about Jenna and to see her artwork, please visit her website: www.JennarationArtworkCompany.