Oregon Public Broadcasting presented Margery Koll of Lake Oswego and Anthony Hinxman of Portland the Jan Henderson Volunteer of the Year Award at a special reception honoring OPB volunteers on April 11. Volunteers play an important role at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), and each year, OPB celebrates their service with this special award, presented in two categories: leadership and service.

Honored with the Leadership Award was Margery Koll who has volunteered at OPB since 1987. She is very dedicated to OPB’s Golden Hours, a special radio reading service for blind, sight-impaired and senior citizens. Margery reads news and information, broadcast live and on tape, over Golden Hours Radio. She also serves as lead coordinator for membership drives. She has donated over 5,590 hours of service.

Anthony Hinxman, this year’s recipient of the Service Award, shares his skills with OPB’s Educational Media department and Golden Hours Radio. He also answers phones during OPB Radio membership drives. Tony has given over 800 hours of service over the last three years.

The Jan Henderson Volunteer of the Year Award was created in 2000 to honor the memory of Jan Henderson, a dedicated OPB volunteer for 12 years. Jan’s daughter, Donna, presented the awards. “Jan Henderson epitomized the spirit of volunteerism with her commitment to OPB,” said Holly Denniston, director of Volunteer Resources at OPB. “This year’s award recipients show that same spirit and determination to make a difference at OPB,” she said.

Oregon Public Broadcasting is a statewide network of community-supported learning resources including OPB Television, an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and OPB Radio, presenting local news coverage and the programs of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media (APM). The OPB website is opb.org.