Andrew Bartolotta Receives 2020 Mississippi Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award

Outstanding Service in the Promotion of Volunteering and Community

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, also known as Volunteer Mississippi, recognized Andrew Bartolotta, Director of Digital Media at cityCURRENT with the 2020 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award.

Andrew Bartolotta is receiving the GIVE Award for Outstanding Service in the Promotion of Volunteering and Community.

Bartolotta, who is involved in digital media and with his work with cityCURRENT and Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, A Higginbotham Company, believes that he should do anything he can to promote the good in the Mid-South community.

cityCURRENT is a group of employers that hosts more than 150 free events each year, along with several positive-oriented media and philanthropic initiatives to enrich, engage, and impact the community.



Bartolotta’s experience has included time spent with the White House as a social media influencer to collaborate with the Office of Digital Strategy on new ways to push policy and highlight positive news.

“I’ve volunteered and provided over 2,500 hours of pro-bono skills-based work to local small businesses and nonprofits to expand their visual communications including the American Heart Association, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity, Agape Child & Family Services, tnAchieves, Volunteer Memphis, Heartland Hands, Mid-South Mission of Mercy, Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Samaritan’s Feet, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, and many more,” Bartolotta said.

“Mississippi’s legacy in volunteerism runs deep,” said Monica Ritchie, Executive Director for Volunteer Mississippi. “We are honored and privileged to recognize 12 outstanding individuals representing volunteer excellence for the state of Mississippi.”

This year’s ceremony was held virtually Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Central time.

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