February 03, 2020
The Washington County Community Foundation 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 www.wccf.net. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 17.
The Jack Educator Award honors 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 that 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 that 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.
About the Washington County Community Foundation
This year marks the Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Washington County by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. The Foundation, the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County, has awarded more than $16 million in grants since its inception. It was one of the first community foundations in the country to be approved for the National Standards for Community Foundations and was recently reaccredited for the Standards. In addition to administering a broad grant-making program, the Foundation hosts an annual community-wide day of giving, WCCF Gives, which set a record for providing more than $1,000,000 in grants to local charities in 2019.