ATLANTA, GA, June 11, 2004 -LAWFUEL — Hunton & Williams attorney Joel K. Gerber was recently awarded the prestigious Charles R. Yates Award for exceptional volunteer service in connection with the 2003-2004 Annual Corporate Campaign for the Arts Center Friends Committee of the Woodruff Arts Center.
Gerber, who is an associate on the firm’s litigation team, was recognized on May 19 at a celebration at the Governor’s Mansion honoring the Woodruff Arts Center Patron Circle of Stars, of which Hunton & Williams is a sponsor member. His name will be added to a plaque in the Woodruff Circle Room that lauds past recipients.
“Joel was nominated by the chair of his committee for his tireless efforts and energy,” said Kurt Powell, Managing Partner of the Atlanta office. “His dedication reflects one of our firm’s core values — service to the community.” Gerber follows in the footsteps of Hunton & Williams litigation partner Matthew J. Calvert, who won the coveted Yates Award in 1998 for his service on the Major Gifts Committee.
Named after former patron and volunteer Charlie Yates, the award recognizes outstanding volunteers for their enthusiasm, dedication and loyalty. The award is presented annually to one volunteer from each of eight committees who has demonstrated excellence in fund-raising. The Yates award serves to attract and retain the most effective volunteers in the community, while also promoting the Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Corporate Campaign through quality community leadership.
Gerber’s two years of steadfast service on the Arts Center Friends Committee has assisted in the promotion, development and expansion of the Woodruff Arts Center’s cultural mission through volunteerism, fund-raising and social events. The Committee includes young professionals who are interested in supporting the arts, experiencing the Woodruff Arts Center’s unique program offerings and networking with individuals who share similar interests and are involved in the community.