2023: Dorothy and Jim Newland

Volunteers of the Year

We are over the moon excited to announce that Dorothy Sams Newland and Jim Newland are our Volunteers of the Year for 2023.  Dorothy wrote the Rankin Biography Book that we’ve shared widely for the past decades.  Jim was an early volunteer, with a background in the banking business, he helped the Founders put in best practices for fiscal responsibility.  In the 90’s Jim served as our first male Board Chair.  And currently, Dorothy and Jim are working with the Rankin Foundation on our long-term sustainability. We are most grateful for their contributions to the success of Rankin Scholars and the Rankin Foundation. 

Dorothy and Jim Newland