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Dawn L. Hollins Memorial Fund

Supporting Volunteer Services at Suburban Hospital

"Our daughter's spirit will shine by the reflected light of all of Suburban hospital’s volunteers"

- Leon and Carol Hollins

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Potomac residents Leon and Carol Hollins are proud to honor the memory of their beloved daughter Dawn by establishing a permanently endowed Volunteer Services Fund at Suburban Hospital

Dawn Hollins was an active high school volunteer at Suburban Hospital and went on to pursue a career as a physician, in part, due to her motivating experience at Suburban Hospital.  Dawn passed away in 2004, at the age of 33, from a rare form of leukemia. 

In addition to naming the Volunteer Services Office in Dawn’s name, the interest earned from this endowed memorial fund will be used to support activities of the volunteer office as well as provide the funds to appropriately recognize a volunteer through the annual Hollins Distinguished Volunteer Services Award.  Selected volunteers will embody personal and unselfish dedication to advancing the welfare of the hospital through service – the altruistic qualities reflected in Dawn’s commitment to volunteerism.  To learn more about Suburban Hospital's 500+ volunteers and the special element of compassionate support and assistance, please click here.


The Hollins Distinguished Volunteer Services Award

On April 11, 2011, the first annual Hollins Distinguished Volunteer Services Award was presented to Elizabeth McCordic of Potomac, MD, at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.  Mrs. McCordic was selected by a committee of staff representatives of Suburban and members of the Hollins family because of her “extraordinary personal and unselfish dedication to serving the hospital and advancing its welfare.” A volunteer at Suburban since 2006, Mrs. McCordic is responsible for managing the mobile book cart that provides reading material to patients in the hospital. Mrs. McCordic is extremely dedicated and resourceful, finding a wide range of reading materials to stock her cart within a very limited budget. 

"What better place to embrace our daughter’s legacy and emboss her spirit; what better place to pass her torch of always willing to give her best…than Suburban Hospital’s Office of Volunteer Services,” said Leon Hollins, when he presented her with the award.

Leon and Carol Hollins present Elizabeth McCordic with the first annual Hollins Distinguished Volunteer Services Award

Mrs. McCordic is ready to visit patients with her book cart!