Donnete Tanner Wheat serves as the Director of Public Affairs for the Corona Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS/Mormon). The long list of good works she has done in that capacity has resulted in her being a most worthy recipient of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, Making a Difference Award. A University of Utah alumnus, Donnette is employed as a Speech Pathologist for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Her extensive work on behalf of the LDS Church is voluntary and allows her to magnify her personal dedication to serving others. She and her husband Joe, a CPA, have lived in Corona for 25-years where they raised their three children, Heidi, Joe and Stephen. For two years Donnette has been the Director of Public Affairs. In this position she represents her church in government, civic and interfaith relations as well as in social media and coordinating a large network of volunteers. A group of thirteen committee members assist her efforts all exemplifying the LDS Church’s dedication to helping others and promoting positive ideals. Each year Donnette is responsible for the LDS church’s Family Values and Crystal Apple Awards. The Family Values Award is presented to members of the community that exemplify those values while the Crystal Apple Award is given to a CNUSD high school teacher selected by local LDS students. Donnette coordinates the local Just Serve volunteers. Anyone can participate by locating the app on-line at www.justserve.org and discovering projects that seek help. She participates in the Corona- Norco Interfaith Council, UNITY (CNUSD), Cops & Clergy, Corona Chamber and Norco Chamber of Commerces and other local charitable organizations. In the past year Donnette has helped to facilitate projects such as the Community Day of Service, refurbishing part of the Historic Civic Center Theater, the community garden at the Peace Lutheran Church, creating a Pickle Ball court at a local park as well as a clean-up at Kellogg Park. Donnette has programmed her pacemaker to keep up with her busy life while she continues to succeed in her battle against cancer. Donnette Tanner Wheat is a dear and a most valuable member of our community.
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