The GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa has honored Kelly Gurule as their 2020 Woman of the Year but, due to COVID-19, was not able to present the award until recently. The club has named a Woman of the Year since 1994. The club members nominated Kelly for her dedication and service to the community. She has been the Director of the SLV Health Foundation since 2003 and has made it the thriving organization you see today. Under Kelly’s leadership, the Stephanie L. Miner Imaging Center was established. With creative fundraising efforts such as the Boots and Bolos Dinner, the annual Clay Shoot, the Stephanie L. Miner Walk and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, Kelly has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars for the Foundation. For many years, Kelly organized the volunteers for the hospital. Club member and Alamosa County Commissioner, Lori Laske, stated that “Kelly is always caring for others. Everything she does is to raise others up”.
The GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club recently collaborated with Kelly in providing snacks as an appreciation to all the employees of SLV Health.
The Woman’s Citizenship Club is a member of the Colorado Federation of Women’s Clubs and General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Since 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs is one of the world’s oldest and largest women’s service organizations dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service