Dan Arom’s friendship with Edina High School (EHS) classmate Spenser Somers set him on his path of volunteerism. A member of the class of 1990, Somers fought cancer for five years before passing away following graduation. Friends created the Spenser Somers Foundation in his honor. As a founding member, Arom works to bring together resources and people to serve others in need. Read more about Helping People Leads to Learning
Daniel Hunt is one of those people in our community who do charitable work yet are too modest to talk about it. When he got a phone call that he’d received a Connecting with Kids Leadership award, he says he was humbled.
“I’m not interested in people saying to me, ‘Hey, you did a great job.’ It was an opportunity to talk about some of the things I do and why I do them,” Hunt says.
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Every year Cornelia Elementary School invites a volunteer educator into its second-grade class. Meet Mary Hedges, yogurt scientist and Edina Public Schools volunteer of the year. Read more about Local Food Scientist Named Volunteer of the Year by Edina Public Schools