Des Moines Resident to Receive AACT's 2017 Superior Volunteer Award This Summer

Des Moines Resident to Receive AACT's 2017 Superior Volunteer Award This Summer

Gloria Filean of Des Moines is being honored with the Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award from the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). The award will be presented at an awards ceremony during the AACTFest 2017 national festival in Rochester, MN, June 26-July 1, 2017.

The AACT Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award is presented to individuals above the age of 65 who have faithfully served community theatre on a non-paid basis for more than 25 years. Visit for information on all AACT National Awards, 2017 AACT Award winners, and previous honorees.

Gloria Filean has been involved with the Des Moines Community Playhouse since her early teens, when she and a friend began as ushers. She is in the Playhouse ticket office at least 20-30 hours a week-longer during season ticket renewals. She is the face of the Playhouse for many of its season ticket holders, and her passion and commitment is evident in everything she does-including the exceptional and personal service she provides all guests. In her work for the Playhouse, Gloria has served a six-year term on its board of directors, and helped with raising funds and event planning. Gloria's husband, Art, has served on the board and capital campaigns, and her children have also pitched in as volunteers. For more than 50 years, Gloria has given her time, talents, and treasure to the Playhouse, and to many local charities and nonprofits.

AACT provides networking, resources, and support for America's theatres. AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the U.S. Armed Services overseas.

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