Sunday, May 3, 2009

Deborah Stearns of GVA Advantis-Norfolk to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

NORFOLK, VA. –– GVA Advantis-Norfolk is pleased to announce that Deborah K. Stearns, (top right photo) CPM, SIOR, Executive Director, will be awarded the VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads 2009 Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award on April 29th.

This prestigious award is given in recognition of her dedication to serving Hampton Roads and is presented each year to recognize leaders whose actions continue to influence the quality of life in the Hampton Roads area.

VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads, a full-service management support organization for the nonprofit sector, was established in 1957 and works to strengthen nonprofits through training and volunteerism to improve the community.

“GVA Advantis is extremely proud of Deborah and this award confirms what our company has known for years; that Deborah Stearns is an excellent business person and more importantly, a committed leader whose philanthropic efforts have always come first.

"As a company that promotes a culture of high performance and civic participation, I couldn’t be more pleased to see Deborah receive this honor”, said Tim Hague, (bottom left photo) President, GVA Advantis.

Contact: Susan Childress, 757.213.8217,