JAMESTOWN - Patricia M. Phillips, a member of the Jamestown Community College Foundation board of directors, was honored with the John D. Hamilton Award during the foundation's annual recognition event in October.
The award was established by the JCC Foundation in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a trustee emeritus of JCC.
A special tribute to Phillips was presented by Kevin Brombacher, JCC Foundation board president.
Patricia M. Phillips was presented with the John D. Hamilton award by Jamestown Community College Foundation board president Kevin K. Brombacher.
"Pat's personal commitment and passion for JCC inspires us all," said Michael Moots, JCC Foundation executive director. "She personally gives of herself to serve and promote JCC wherever she goes and is truly one of JCC's great ambassadors."
A JCC alumna, Phillips has been a member of the JCC Foundation board since 1999. She serves on the foundation's executive committee and as chairperson of the membership and personnel committee.
Phillips was co-chair of JCC's Funding Excellence Campaign from 2004-2011 to raise public and private sector funds in support of building construction, scholarships, and special projects. The campaign culminated in the construction of the state-of-the-art Science Center which opened last year on the Jamestown Campus.
Phillips is also a long-time member of JCC's Jamestown Campus Alumni Association board of directors. She volunteers regularly at the annual alumni mystery fundraiser, JCC Night at the Ballpark, and the USA Scholarship luncheon. Since 1997 she has served on the committee of the George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament which has raised more than $150,000 for the athletics program.
Phillips also volunteered at the 2012 Robert Maytum Memorial Golf Tournament which raised $20,000 for the USA Scholarship Program.
Phillips, who served as the office manager of her family business, is a member of the WCA Hospital Foundation and Jamestown Concert Association boards of directors. She has been an active volunteer for the WCA Hospital Auxiliary, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Creche, Inc., and the Reg Lenna Center Arts in Education program. In past years she was involved in the PTA Local and District Board, as a St. Susan Center volunteer, and as a volunteer religious education teacher at St. John's Church. She was named the 2001 Jamestown Interclub Council's Woman of the Year.
In addition to the John D. Hamilton Award, Phillips was also honored with a special proclamation from New York state, which was presented by Senator Catharine Young.
The JCC Foundation is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1983 to manage contributions made on behalf of JCC and to allocate the funds to JCC programs or events which are not included in the college's operating expense budget. JCC Foundation funds are used to support scholarships, faculty development, cultural events, acquisition of instructional resources, and special programs for students, faculty, and the community.
To learn more about the JCC Foundation, visit www.jccfoundation.com or call 338-1010.