By: Audra Peoples, Luminaries
Martin County resident Betty Mulligan has been named 2018 Florida Volunteer of the Year by Volunteer Florida, Gov. Rick Scott’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service in the state.
After 35 years of teaching in New York, Mulligan dedicated her retirement to developing a free tutoring program in Martin County, allowing students to expand their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension skills.
“Betty exemplifies selfless volunteerism and community service,” said Vivian Myrtetus, CEO of Volunteer Florida. “Her passion for literacy and her commitment to sharing it with an impressionable, influential generation of students is unparalleled in Florida and essential to the state’s continued success.”
Since 2017, Mulligan has worked with United Way of Martin County to enlist more than 80 tutors from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, also known as RSVP…