Donors

VOX highlights our donors and why they support our work.

2017 Kaleb Anderson Board Service Award: Jessica Casey!

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Each summer, we celebrate the winner of the Kaleb Anderson Board Service Award. We are excited to announce that Jessica Casey is the 2017 recipient! She is pictured above with Kaleb Anderson. Read on as Jessica shares about her time at VOX. What brought you to VOX? I connected with VOX a decade ago while…

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Gwen Anderson Warren

What Legacy Will I Have? CNN Volunteer Reflects on Work with Teens

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As her family members back in the U.S. blinked sleep out of their eyes watching the 5 a.m. fireworks display on CNN, Gwen Anderson Warren, a sound technician for the global cable news outlet was on a rooftop in New Zealand blinking tears out of her eyes. It was January 1, 2000, and Warren was…

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Michelle Hiskey

I’m the Hero of My Story – VOX Volunteer Michelle Hiskey Looks Back

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Thirty years later, veteran VOX Teen Communications volunteer Michelle Hiskey still remembers the name of her first teen writing mentor — Mark Bialczak. At age 15, the College Park, Maryland teen and self-described voracious newspaper reader had deposited herself at the Prince Georges Journal sports editor’s desk seeking a job. “He initially struck me as…

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Supporter Spotlight: Hank Klibanoff

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VOX Roles: 2004 – 13, Spelling Bee Judge, Volunteer, Board member, Board Chair, Advisory Board Chair Today: Atlanta; Cox Chair in Journalism at Emory, Writer I joined VOX because: As managing editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time, my encounters with students interested in inquisitive, critical thinking, in writing and in creative expression was…

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Supporter Spotlight: Debbie Segal

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VOX Roles: Board 2004 – 10 (Vice Chair 2006 – 08; Chair 2008 – 09) Today: Retired from the full-time practice of law after a career of legal and probono services. Looking forward to using the other side of my brain! I joined VOX because: I was at a site visit for The Atlanta Women’s…

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Alumni Spotlight: Simit Shah

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Simit Shah spent the summer of 1993 preparing to be the editor of his high school newspaper, The Pitchfork. As he was reading the Sunday, June 13 edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he came across a story about this group of teens producing a teen newspaper. At the end of the story there was a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Richards Kelly

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Anna Richards Kelly was 15 when she applied to be part of VOX’s Teen Olympic News Bureau Summer Program in 1996. Unfortunately, the Norcross teen wasn’t selected for an interview. This would prove to be the only role at VOX that Anna failed to hold. When then-Executive Director Rachel Alterman Wallack broke the news to…

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