(Excerpt from March of Dimes press release November 19, 2009)

The Marion County Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Frank DeLuca. DeLuca has been a staple of strength and stability in this community for decades, and exhibits the same virtues toward March of Dimes. As the 2009 March of Babies chair, his team raised over $20,000 for healthy babies. Frank DeLuca has always gone above and beyond the call of duty by making phone calls, writing letters and recruiting new teams to generate new funds and spread the mission of March of Dimes. Even though these are tough economic times, Frank DeLuca’s motivation and headship has helped the March of Dimes raise $414,000.