Bellee: Karen Burgan. Nominator: Isaac Marcor. Photo by Celeste Goguen of Karen (center, holding Bell) with students, board members and coworkers for a Ben’s Belling. — Credit: bens bells

  • What:
  • Ben’s Bells promote kindness and community involvement. Each week a person who makes Tucson better is “belled.”
  • Last week’s recipient:
  • Karen Burgan.
  • Nominated by:
  • Isaac Marcor.
  • Why:
  • For her dedication as a teacher to her students. She founded an organization called Soar With the Eagles, which helps adult education students have additional tutoring resources while preparing for their GED. She founded the group with her own money and works tirelessly to help students, wrote Marcor in his nomination letter. “It took a lot of courage and continues to take a lot of effort to keep this local nonprofit going forward,” Marcor wrote.
  • More info and to nominate someone:
  • Go to bensbells.org/BellingForm to submit a name. Go to bensbells.org or call 622-1379 for more information.
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Karen Burgan, center, founded Soar With the Eagles, a nonprofit that helps adults prepare to take the GED test.

  • What:
  • Ben’s Bells promote kindness and community involvement. Each week a person who makes Tucson better is “belled.”
  • Last week’s recipient:
  • Karen Burgan.
  • Nominated by:
  • Isaac Marcor.
  • Why:
  • For her dedication as a teacher to her students. She founded an organization called Soar With the Eagles, which helps adult education students have additional tutoring resources while preparing for their GED. She founded the group with her own money and works tirelessly to help students, Marcor wrote in his nomination letter. “It took a lot of courage and continues to take a lot of effort to keep this local nonprofit going forward,” he wrote.
  • More info and to nominate someone:
  • Go to bensbells.org/BellingForm to submit a name. Go to bensbells.org or call 622-1379 for more information.