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Diane Nelson Receives Milwaukee NARI Foundation “Spirit Of Volunteerism” Award

Nelson is known for listening to the needs and wants of her clients to create interiors that reflect their personality and lifestyle.

By - Jan 17th, 2018 12:34 pm
Chris Holum, Milwaukee NARI Foundation president, and Diane Nelson, CRPM, Spirit of Volunteerism Award recipient. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee NARI Foundation, Inc.

Chris Holum, Milwaukee NARI Foundation president, and Diane Nelson, CRPM, Spirit of Volunteerism Award recipient. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee NARI Foundation, Inc.

MILWAUKEE—The Milwaukee NARI Foundation, Inc., the educational and charitable arm of Milwaukee NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), announced that Diane Nelson, CRPM, owner of Diane Nelson Interiors, LLC in Wauwatosa, was the recipient of the Foundation’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award.

The award was created to recognize a person that embodies the following qualities:

  • Donor of time and resources, plus demonstration of a strong commitment to community events that benefit the Milwaukee NARI Foundation and the industry.
  • Provider of training and education within the industry in general, and the Milwaukee NARI Foundation in particular.
  • Exhibitor of leadership, devotion, and dedication on behalf of the Milwaukee NARI Foundation and its partners.
  • Willingness to share professional experience and expertise with other Milwaukee NARI members.
  • Provider of assistance in the growth of the home improvement and remodeling industry.

Chris Holum, Milwaukee NARI Foundation president, recognized Nelson, who has been an association member since 2008, for her contribution to the Foundation and the chapter. “Diane, who joined the Milwaukee NARI Foundation board of directors in July 2015, has been a dedicated and involved board member, volunteering at the annual Golf Outing and Clay Shoot as well as contributing to fundraising events through the selling of raffle tickets and donation of auction items. She has participated in panel discussions at area technical schools, assisted in the planning and coordination of the Foundation holiday party, and reviewed applications and helped to select winners of Milwaukee NARI Foundation academic scholarships.

“On behalf of the chapter, Diane is a fixture at monthly meetings and after 5 events, and she has successfully earned NARI certification. She was also recently elected to the chapter’s board of directors,” Holum said.

Diane Nelson Interiors, established in 2003, is a full service interior design firm that has completed a wide variety of interior design projects, including work at country clubs, restaurants, medical clinics, lakefront condos, and personalized private residences. Nelson is known for listening to the needs and wants of her clients to create interiors that reflect their personality and lifestyle.

The goal of the Milwaukee NARI Foundation is to promote public awareness of the home remodeling and improvement industry through educational programs and community activities and raise funds to support scholarships to help encourage and train young people and displaced workers interested in the professional remodeling industry.

To carry out its purpose, the Foundation expends funds for the refinement and/or expansion of existing Milwaukee NARI education programs, supports scholarships to assist professional training of individuals entering the home improvement and remodeling field, and embarks on activities judged necessary to insure an ample supply of professionally trained individuals.

Through various special events, including the annual Home Improvement Show raffle, Rummage Sale, Golf Outing, and Holiday Party, plus member contributions, the Foundation has provided nearly $195,000 in scholarships, tools, and equipment for use by students and schools in southeastern Wisconsin.  The Foundation has also established endowments at both Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

More information is available at www.milwaukeenarifoundation.org.

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