2023 Volunteer Administrator Award

An overdue award for a truly committed CVA!

Tucson, Sep. 17 — Victoria Carlson-Foscz, to receive the 2023 Volunteer Administrator Award from the Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association (SAVMA).

Victoria, “Tori,” serves as a role model with her passion, experience and best practices in volunteer engagement and leadership. She holds a CVA, by the Council on Certification in Volunteer Administration. Tori has committed herself to the role of Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Interfaith Community Services (ICS) for over 9 years.

She advocates for volunteerism and those who manage volunteers with grace, compassion, and leadership. Her work as a trainer for the Service Enterprise Initiative through ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, finds her using her coaching skills with her peers. This helps to strengthen the entire volunteer program management sector.

As a member of the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Tori advocates for volunteerism statewide. As a member of SAVMA she served as Treasurer, mentor, and President. During the first two SAVMA Awards events, Tori chaired the recognition selection process, making her ineligible for as award. She is truly a leader amongst leaders and this award is clearly overdue.

About Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association

  • SAVMA was first established as a professional association for volunteer administrators in 1996. Its mission is to promote excellence in volunteer program management; to provide educational programs, leadership, information, resources, as well as networking opportunities; and to support Southern Arizona’s volunteer community.
  • SAVMA will host the third annual SAVMA Awards  on January 18, 2024 at the Tucson Convention Center Ballroom.
  • SAVMA has nearly 100 members representing 40 organizations.

To learn more about this year’s honorees and get updates on the celebration, visit savma.org.