Hamilton County Community Foundation Accepting Nominations For Community “Pillars”

Recipients will each award $5,000 grant to choice organizations

Hamilton County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Community Pillar Awards through July 8. Anyone may nominate an individual or corporation doing visionary work to solve pressing challenges, build opportunity and equity, and create a brighter future for Hamilton County residents in three areas—mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth. Hamilton County Community Foundation, formerly Legacy Fund, is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation and announced its focus on these three initiatives last fall.

“Our community is resilient because there are individuals and corporations that care deeply about the well-being of every single one of our neighbors, and those acts of compassion and selflessness often go unrecognized,” said Tom Kilian Jr., president of Hamilton County Community Foundation. “It is a joy every year to honor the pillars in our community for their dedication to Hamilton County and we encourage everyone to submit a nomination.”

A single recipient will be chosen in each category: mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth. Among other recognition, recipients of the Community Pillar Awards will receive $5,000 each to grant to a Hamilton County not-for-profit organization. Award winners will be honored and grant recipients announced at Hamilton County Community Foundation’s annual event, Celebration of Philanthropy on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Ritz Charles in Carmel.

Nominations for Community Pillar Awards open May 28 and close at 5 p.m. on July 8.


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