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Foundation accepting Footprints nominations

Pictured are 2021 George B. Weaver Jr Footprints Award recipients, Kathy and Peter George, with NCCF Board Member Richard Ketcham (center).

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently accepting nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor those in the community who have created “footprints” for others to follow in through their philanthropy and volunteerism. 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 consistently 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 impacted the community and enhanced the social and cultural climate of northern Chautauqua County. Past award 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 & 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, Peter D. Clark, and Kathy and Peter George.

All community members are encouraged to submit a nomination for the committee’s consideration. To submit a nomination by mail, call our office to have a form sent to you (716-366-4892) or download the from our website www.nccfoundation.org/footprints-award. Nominations can also be submitted electronically through the website.

Nominations are due to NCCF by March 25, via mail at 212 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, NY 14048, by fax to 716-366-3905 or e-mail nccf@nccfoundation.org.

Since its incorporation in 1986, the NCCF has invested more than $17 million in northern Chautauqua County through strategic grantmaking, targeted scholarships, and leadership and community collaborations. The NCCF is a tax-exempt charitable organization inherently committed to enhancing the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.

As a Nationally Accredited Community Foundation, the NCCF has proven compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, demonstrating integrity, equity, accountability, transparency, and effectiveness in meeting the needs of their community. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.

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