Diane Salane recently earned the 2015 Colliers International Community Service Award for her outstanding involvement and commitment in her local South Carolina community, civic activities, and industry.
The award was first founded in 2011. The goal is to honor the staff in Colliers that show involvement and commitment in various areas of life, particularly in the markets where Colliers serves throughout South Carolina.
An executive assistant in the Columbia office of Colliers, Salane recently spent two years helping at the Ready, Willing and Able organization based at Transitions Homeless Shelter. The 12-week program is designed to help homeless women transition from their lives on the street to new, self-sufficient lives. The women receive education for basic work skills, interview skills, budgeting skills, and more.
Salane has also volunteered at the Columbia Blues Festival, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lee National Denim Day, and the United Way of the Midlands.
Five years ago, she volunteered with the Festival of Trees Committee. In 2012, she became the chair of the committee.
In addition, Salane has taught workshops for South Carolina Department of Social Services, SCISA, and South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Today she is with the Board of South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP), which seeks to help children find positive locations in therapeutic foster care.