Montana Red Cross recently created an annual award honoring former board chairman and current board member Tom Wozniak. The Tom Wozniak Volunteer Award for Excellence recognizes innovation, leadership and exceptional service in support of the Red Cross mission and will be presented to an outstanding Montana volunteer each June at the annual meeting.
Wozniak, who lives in Missoula, is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and has served on the Montana Red Cross board since 2014. He became board chairman in 2015 and held that position for four years and continues to serve on the board.
Wozniak has played an important role with the Red Cross by securing funding, recruiting leaders to the board and using his influence to raise awareness of its work in Montana. He has been a blood donor for more than 20 years.
“Tom is the kind of leader who is willing to roll up his sleeves and donate lifesaving blood or install smoke alarms to help save lives,” Montana Red Cross Executive Director Diane Wright said. “He takes time to personally thank other Red Cross volunteers and is a shining example of what it means to be ‘sleeves up, hearts open, all in.’”
The recipient of Wozniak award also will be nominated for the Humanitarian Services Presidential Award, a national award presented by the American Red Cross each summer.