90-year-old Presented “Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award” for decades of service

Local News

Gene Schuh was awarded the Morgan Stanley Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st Annual WPS Volunteer Awards Thursday morning.

The award is “presented to those whose entire lives have been a model of service and assistance to the community.”

Schuh began his volunteer work with Paul’s Pantry in 1990, shortly after retiring from a career at IBM.

“Before Gene came on board, we were using index cards to register households,” Craig Robbins, Executive Director of Paul’s Pantry told Local 5.

Gene was able to obtain donated computers for the pantry – and also wrote a computer program for the organization, developing databases for clients, volunteers, hours, and donors from scratch.

“I didn’t do much programming at that time,” Gene said, “but working with the programmers themselves, I was able to pick up what is needed. It probably took me a year to put it together, and as the years go by, you add a little bit here and a little bit there.”

29 year later, Gene’s work with the pantry continues. He now comes in three days a week to enter data into the pantry’s spreadsheets.

“We wouldn’t be where we are at today without Gene,” Craig said.

Gene has no plans to leave his work with the pantry any time soon.

“I don’t know what else I would be doing otherwise,” he said. “What does a retired person do? Sit at home? With my health providing, I’ll be here another 10 years. They did throw a party when I hit my 90, and so when I hit 100, I’ll probably have another party.”

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

NHM boys hockey uses discipline to get off to hot start

HS Sports Xtra: Ashwaubenon stuns No. 1 De Pere; FRCC & FVA highlights

Game of the Week: Neenah edges Appleton East to grab first place in FVA

Green Bay grabs second conference win with 69-54 triumph over IUPUI

De Pere Boys & Girls basketball

HS Hoops 1/8: Butler drops 40 as FVL edges Xavier; Kimberly falls to Whitnall