The Joplin Regional Community Foundation is inviting residents of Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction to submit nominations for its first Philanthropic Achievement Award and entry into the JRCF Hall of Honor.
The award is intended to recognize outstanding and sustained charitable achievement by an individual, organization or business to benefit any of the three communities.
The person or entity selected for the award will receive a cash prize and be the inaugural member of the JRCF Hall of Honor. A committee of the JRCF and selected community members will select the winner.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The award will be presented at “A Celebration of Philanthropy” dinner at Missouri Southern State University (March 31 date postponed; rescheduled date to be announced). Nominations can be made online at: cfozarks.org/joplinphil.
Nominations also may be submitted by email to JRCF Coordinator Pete Ramsour at email@example.com; or via postal mail to Joplin Regional Community Foundation, PO Box 471, Joplin, MO 64802. A PDF version of the application to use as a guide for email or mailed nominations is available at: media.cfozarks.org/joplinphil.pdf.
Considerations for the nominations can include:
- Leadership-level giving that has furthered the mission of one or more nonprofit organizations in the Joplin/Webb City/Carl Junction region and benefitted the populations served by those organizations.
- Encouragement and motivation of others to make precedent-setting gifts and assume volunteer fundraising leadership roles.
- Demonstration of innovative approaches to nonprofit or institutional advancement.
The Joplin Regional Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Established in 2006, the JRCF holds assets of $11.9 million as of Dec. 31, 2019. Since its founding, it has distributed about $45 million in grants back to the communities it serves.