Rancho Santa Fe’s Muffy Walker a finalist for Volunteer of the Year award


This year the judges of the Classy Awards have selected the founder and president of the International Bipolar Foundation, RSF resident Muffy Walker, as a Top 25 Finalist for Volunteer of the Year. More than 2,000 nominations were submitted for this year’s awards. Walker’s volunteer contribution to the International Bipolar Foundation has helped thousands of people affected by bipolar disorder. In the past year alone, Walker has introduced over a dozen new programs which serve to educate, support, and offer hope to the millions suffering from this mental illness.

In addition to the recognition, if Walker wins, the International Bipolar Foundation will receive a $10,000 prize.

The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the most outstanding philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses and individuals nationwide. As of July 25, America began to vote for one winner in each of the 12 categories. The winners will be announced live during a Hollywood-esque award ceremony in San Diego, similar in style to the Academy Awards, but philanthropy-inspired.

This next round of judging is based solely on the public’s vote. From now until Aug. 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST, you can visit and vote.

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