Friend of Philanthropy Award

Friend of Philanthropy Award

Do you know someone who has made a difference in Wayne County?

Eligibility

  • An individual or couple who demonstrates a continuing history of advancing the quality of life or grow community philanthropy in Wayne County, Ohio.
  • Makes a difference in our communities with their philanthropic activities, which may include: financial contributions, volunteering, and giving of their time, resources or skills.

Nominations

Any person(s) residing or working within Wayne County may recommend deserving nominees.

See the Friend of Philanthropy Award Guidelines and Nomination Form for more information. For additional questions, contact Lacie Neal at 330-262-3877.

Submit completed nomination forms to:
Lacie Neal, Program Manager
Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street, Wooster, OH  44691

Nominations must be received by WCCF by Noon on July 1.

Honor

  • The recipient of the award will be honored at the WCCF Annual Dinner, held in October.
  • Recipient will be presented with an engraved plaque and a $1,000 grant will be made on their behalf to the charity of their choice.

Previous Friend of Philanthropy Award Recipients:

2013 Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault - Stan Gault encouraged the youth of today to become the philanthropists of tomorrow. To view a complete video of the presentation, provided by Bobby Warren and The Daily Record, see 2013 Friend of Philanthropy Award Presentation. (video)
2014 The J.M. Smucker Family - Tim Smucker accepted the award on behalf of the Smucker Family.
2015 The Donald and Alice Noble Family - David Noble accepted the award on behalf of the Noble Family.
2016 Greg and Kathy Long
2017 Barry Romich
2018 Steve and Cheryl Shapiro

 

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