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Jun. 08

Closing Session Celebrates Champions of Service

In today’s closing session, attendees enjoyed music from R&B legend Percy Sledge and a celebration of truly inspiring champions of service.

Luminaries including the “Daily Show’s” British Correspondent John Oliver, New Orleans chef John Besh, CNBC’s Nicole Lapin and First Lady of New Orleans Cheryl Landrieu participated and celebrated volunteers from across the country.

CNCS Board Chair Mark Gearan awarded the President’s Higher Education Community/Service Honor Roll to six universities for outstanding civic engagement. Points of Light Institute's Michelle Nunn and acting CNCS CEO Robert Velasco II said good-bye to the Big Easy and set the course for the future.

We learned about the volunteer sector’s plan for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, where Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, MyGoodDeed, CNCS and dozens of other organizations will work together to create the single-largest expression of service in history.

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