Seattle - Ginger Passarelli

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Seattle Division recipient Ginger Passarelli with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Seattle Division honors Ginger Passarelli, founder of The Soup Ladies, a non-profit organization of 40 volunteers providing fresh meals to first responders in times of emergency and at the sites of natural disasters. On the move for nearly a decade, The Soup Ladies deploy wherever they are needed, often in places with rugged terrain and in difficult, sensitive situations. Currently, Ms. Passarelli is working on the framework for starting chapters in every community.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character," said Director Comey. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners


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