The Goshen Spring Volunteer Luncheon

Goshen Valley recently hosted its annual Spring Luncheon, a cherished tradition that brings together our dedicated community of supporters to celebrate the spirit of giving and service. This year’s event was particularly special as we had the honor of recognizing eight outstanding volunteers with The Goshen Spirit Award.  

Brian Venable – Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office 

Mike Gibney – Lake Arrowhead Church 

Jesse Still – Bradshaw Farms Ambassadors  

Heather and Devin Sanders – Goshen Homes Foster Parents 

Dr. Tara Quinn-Schuldt – Cherokee County School District  

Steve Kasha – Serv International 

Dr. John Carter – Teasley Middle School 

Melody Berger – Student and Goshen Alumni 

Also, Zach Blend presented Connie Brown Blend with a scholarship in her honor in recognition of her decades of service to Goshen Valley Foundation. Connie’s unwavering support has been instrumental in bolstering her husband’s vision as the foundation’s founder and nurturing her son’s leadership as its current CEO, showcasing her profound commitment to their family’s philanthropic legacy. The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, will be awarded to one graduating female student from the Cherokee County School District in recognition of their superior commitment to their school and community. By awarding this scholarship, Zach and the Goshen Valley Foundation aim to celebrate and empower the next generation of leaders, honoring Connie’s enduring spirit of service and dedication.

The Goshen Spirit Award recognizes individuals who exemplify the mission of Goshen Valley through their selfless actions and unwavering dedication to making a difference in the lives of others. Each recipient below was honored for their unique contributions and the positive influence they have had on our community. 

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these recipients and to all our volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who continues to light the path alongside Goshen. Here’s to many more years of spreading hope and making a difference together.