Nominations Sought for WCCF Awards

January 23, 2019

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting nominations for its annual Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award and Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. Criteria and nominations forms for each award are available on Nominations will be accepted until January 31.

The Jack Educator Award recognizes a local public educator who has displayed the ability to inspire children from all backgrounds and abilities, who has earned the respect of colleagues, students and parents, and who is actively engaged in the community. All primary and secondary public school educators serving students in Washington County are eligible to be nominated. Educators shall include certified teachers, school administrators, and other educators who support public education in grades K-12. The award includes a $1,000 grant to an educational program with which the recipient is affiliated. 

The Waller Humanitarian Award recognizes a local individual or organization who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and/or the advancement of social reforms as evidenced by humanitarian deeds in the community, whether local, national or international. All Washington County residents or for-profit companies operating in Washington County who have performed humanitarian service anywhere in the world are eligible to receive the award, although preference will be given to those performing humanitarian service in Washington County. Consideration will also be given to individuals living outside the county who have performed humanitarian service in Washington County. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the charity of the recipient’s choice. 

The Jack Educator Award and the Waller Humanitarian Award will be presented at the Foundation’s Legacy Luncheon scheduled for Friday, May 17 at the Southpointe Golf Club.

The WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy and is the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County.  In addition to hosting an annual day of giving, the WCCF administers a broad grant-making program and provides educational seminars at no charge for local charities.