Sheila Molden has been a volunteer with the March of Dimes in Sioux City, IA for over 17 years and through her continued support and leadership has personally raised over $78,000 in just the last nine years. While employed at Gateway Computers, Molden served as a team leader helping her team to raise more than $435,240. She has held various volunteer positions through the March of Dimes such as Team Captain, Walk Chair, Honorary Walk Chair, and Siouxland Division Board Member. She was awarded the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Award at the March of Dimes National Volunteer Conference in Pittsburgh in 1998.
Molden has been quoted as saying, “I volunteer for the March of Dimes because I believe in their mission. Every baby deserves to be born healthy. Together with the March of Dimes and their research, community services, advocacy and education, my hope is that one day all babies will be born healthy and have a fighting chance at a healthy life.”
Because of Molden’s influence many people have become involved with the mission of the March of Dimes. While employed at Gateway, Molden has been a dedicated volunteer who has planned many events that has raised money and mission awareness for the March of Dimes.
At the 2004 Walk America Awards ceremony, the Siouxland Division of the March of Dimes initiated the Sheila Molden Walk America Volunteer of the Year Award. This award has been given each year to a volunteer who exemplifies leadership, lasting dedication and determination, and the compassion to inspire others. Ted Waitt sent a personal message in 2004 to help them honor Molden, “Sheila is simply a wonderful person, and her passion and dedication to the March of Dimes inspires me to contribute every year.”
Molden serves on the Board of the March of Dimes, currently she is the co-chair. Each year she serves on the Walk America steering committee and has helped this annual fundraiser grow over the years.