Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers of the Month

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for all you do to make Burritt on the Mountain a very special place!

Volunteer of the Month: Alice Gardner

Each month, Burritt on the Mountain recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist our guests and staff. We celebrate Alice Gardner as Volunteer of the Month.

Alice Gardner is our very knowledgeable docent who greets guests and shares fascinating information about Dr. Burritt, his unique home, the current exhibit on display, and information about the history and significance of the museum property. Her captivating tours highlight architecture, furnishings, and historical elements associated with the mansion.

Alice joined the Burritt Guild and began her volunteer career at Burritt in 1987. She was a very active member who supported the museum through various activities and programs such as helping during museum events, leading tours and educational programs, helping with administrative tasks, fundraising, and serving as ambassador for the museum. She also worked on various projects related to the preservation and promotion of the museum’s historical and cultural resources.

By volunteering her time, skills, and resources to support Burritt’s mission and vision, Alice plays a vital role in the museum’s success and sustainability. We greatly appreciate her!

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alice found pleasure in exploring new places through travel, participated in singing with her church choir, and exhibited unwavering loyalty towards the Alabama football team. Roll Tide!

Won’t you volunteer with us too?

Past Winners

February 2022 – Elsie Peterson
January 2023 – Melea Horton
December 2022- Jim Novelly
November 2022- Kristina West
October 2022- Kris Castillo
September 2022- Dawn Pumpelly
August 2022- Abbie and Wellington Moore
July 2022- Sherry Hilley
June 2022- Barbara Buckner
May 2022- RyAuna Jones
April 2022- Kelly Flowers
March 2022- Vicky Yager

2022 Burritt Volunteer of the Year Award: Dawn Pumpelly

We treasure the time she gives, and her talented leadership. Dawn is the most recent past Board President. She is currently serving her second term on the Burritt Board of Directors and is Chair of the Governance Committee. Prior to serving on the Board, she served on our Advisory Council for 3 years and as Chairperson. We treasure the many talents Dawn freely shares with us and so many others in our community through her role as owner and editor of Scout Guide Huntsville. Burritt has long been a place full of events that she and her family have made traditions. Her love for Burritt especially at the holidays, brings she and her mother together to assemble fruit fans year after year and what once was a family holiday outing attending Candlelight Christmas is now a volunteer tradition for her family with her husband and son. Dawn also shares her financial treasure with us, and for that we are truly grateful. What we love most about her is that she truly embodies Heartfelt Hospitality, Burritt’s rallying cry. Thank you, Dawn, for being such a treasured member of the Burritt family!