Chrisi Hard wins Volunteer Award


The North County Philanthropy Council recently held its 24th annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. President Diana Slaughter Aaron recognized and acknowledged 47 outstanding volunteers from member organizations.

Chrisi Hard was one of those outstanding volunteers. International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) nominated Chrisi for her hard work. She has given many hours volunteering for them at their conferences, holiday boutique, lectures, and other events. In fact, already a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training mentor, Chrisi helped get IBPF connected as a beneficiary for this January’s 2012 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon.

“Chrisi exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism, always with a smile offering her time, and helping where the need is greatest”, said Walker, president of International Bipolar Foundation. In addition to her volunteerism with IBPF, Chrisi has been involved for 27 years with the Charity Fair Horse Show, as well as with her two daughters’ schools.

If that weren’t enough, Chrisi is a marathon runner AND a master baker, whipping up wedding cakes, cookies and delicious bars and catering dessert buffets.

Congratulations to Chrisi — an award well deserved!

International Bipolar Foundation is a not-for-profit whose mission is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care & support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. For more information, visit

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