An annual event honoring achievement in service to others.
Since 1990, this award has been presented each year to recognize those who have the courage, wisdom and willingness to sacrifice to make an impact on causes important to their communities. The CFO partners with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which forms the selection committee.
The award was the brainchild of the late Jewell Thompson Schweitzer, who recognized the need to honor individuals, like Hearld Ambler, left, who provided tax assistance to seniors for many years. She established a fund that includes a cash award that recipients generally donate to their causes.