AstraZeneca Employee Receives Delaware Governor’s Volunteer Award


Alisha Martin

AstraZeneca’s Margaret Rivera with representatives from ASPIRA at the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards ceremony.

Margaret “Margie” Rivera, senior manager of compliance and diversity for AstraZeneca, has been recognized by Delaware Governor Jack Markell as a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards.  The award program honors individuals and groups for their service to communities, schools and organizations throughout Delaware.

Margie was selected for her work with ASPIRA of Delaware, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and leadership development of Latino youth.  Through her support of ASPIRA’s Saturday Academy Program, which helps prepare high school seniors to successfully complete college applications and continue their education beyond the secondary level, Margie has impacted the lives and futures of nearly 300 students and their families.  Using her personal experiences and partnerships, Margie has reached the Hispanic community to help educate and support youth on their path to college.

The recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards represent the efforts of thousands of Delawareans who make positive contributions to society and inspire others to do the same.  More than 400 people attended an award ceremony on Tuesday, October 22 at Dover Downs to honor Margie and 24 other winners for their outstanding service.

Congratulations to Margie for this prestigious award – thank you for being an inspiration to your community and colleagues.