NCCF taking Footprints Award nominations

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has opened a call for nominations for the 18th Annual George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award.

Everyone is encouraged to honor the contributions and achievements of an individual or family who have made a difference in the northern Chautauqua community by submitting a nomination. As a resident, you see the good that happens in this area. Please look around your community and submit a nomination for someone whose philanthropy is worthy of recognition — someone who has left those footprints that we should all strive to follow. It is not a requirement that nominees have an affiliation with the NCCF.

“We encourage community members to nominate those who are passionate about northern Chautauqua and who demonstrate their passion by selflessly giving of their own time and funds,” says Diane Hannum, NCCF’s executive director.

Nominees should have a strong history of volunteerism, philanthropic endeavors (financial support not necessarily measured in number of dollars), and activities that have made an impact in the community as well as enhanced the social and cultural climate of the northern Chautauqua community. Our past recipients include George B. Weaver Jr.; Dallas Beal; Robert Maytum; Jim and Carol Boltz; Donald Q. Eno; the founding NCCF Board of Directors and the first elected Board of Directors; Richard S. Johnson; Edwin L. Hamlet; Doug and Ann Manly; Richard Anson; Steve and Helen Baran; Steve and Sue Cobb; Dick and Carmen Gilman; Wayne, Elaine and Laurel Hotelling, James and Marcia Merrins, Alona Forbes, and Peter D. Clark.

Please visit our website, www.nccfoundation.org/footprints-award, to download a nomination form, or you can complete the form online! We need your nominations by Wednesday, March 25. Forms are also available by contacting the office at 366-4892 or ilord@nccfoundation.org. We are encouraging all community members to submit a name for the committee’s consideration.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $15.5 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892.