In Loving Memory of De De Hicks

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of De De Hicks. She was a cherished member of our community, whose dedication and tireless efforts left an indelible mark on all who knew her. De De’s unwavering commitment to service and her extraordinary leadership were exemplified during her tenure as President & CEO of the Volunteer Center from 1985 to 2015. Even after her retirement, De De’s spirit of generosity and compassion remained unwavering. She continued to lend her unwavering support to our programs, ensuring that her legacy of kindness and service endured for generations to come.

One of De De’s crowning achievements was her pivotal role in securing the acquisition of our building in Torrance, along with the parking lot—a milestone that symbolized her enduring commitment to our cause. Thanks to her dedication and tireless advocacy, the Volunteer Center was honored with the esteemed title of the #1 Volunteer Center in the Nation, a testament to De De’s unparalleled leadership and unwavering dedication.

As we mourn the loss of a dear friend and esteemed colleague, we extend our deepest sympathies to De De’s family and loved ones. Though she may no longer be with us in body, her spirit will forever reside in our hearts and minds. De De’s legacy of compassion, selflessness, and service will continue to inspire us all, serving as a guiding light in our ongoing mission to make the world a better place. She will be profoundly missed but never forgotten.

In loving memory of De De Hicks

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