TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded David Eischeid with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am honored to present David with the Champion of Service Award today. I applaud David’s commitment to the well-being of Florida’s children and families. His hard work with The Children’s Home Network has helped improved lives throughout his community.”
Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester W. Spellman said, “Volunteer Florida is proud to recognize David for his tireless commitment to Florida’s at-risk children and underserved families. We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize his service to children and families.”
About the Champion of Service:
David Eischeid served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Children’s Home Network from 2013-2016. Under David’s leadership, The Children’s Home Network established a new maternity home for pregnant or parenting teens within the foster care system that can serve up to 20 teens; expanded its residential program to serve children and youth needing relocation to other areas of the country; and expanded services into Osceola County and Orange County.
Volunteer Florida is the Governor’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida, administering more than $32 million in federal, state, and local funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida. Volunteer Florida promotes and encourages volunteerism to meet critical needs across the state. Volunteer Florida also serves as Florida’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. For more information, visit: www.volunteerflorida.org.