Phoenixville: Stop a minute and look around you…every community has someone who goes above and beyond when it comes to giving of their time and helping others. Maybe it is a co-worker, a neighbor, a friend, or even a relative. Maybe they are older and have been giving a long time; maybe they are younger and learning the joys of giving … or anywhere in between.
For the 17th year in a row, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has been honoring “Champions of the Community” by awarding these often-overlooked stars of any age – young and old alike — who volunteer, or otherwise give of their talents, in service to the communities of the greater Phoenixville region. Since the year 2000 when this program was first developed, 72 unsung heroes have been honored as Community Champions.
The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is currently seeking nominees for the 2017 Champions of the Community Award and needs your support in helping find these quiet heroes. Perhaps you know of someone who deserves to be recognized – someone who made a personal sacrifice to improve the lives of others, someone who served as a mentor to youth or a role model for others, someone who provides spiritual or moral leadership in the community, or simply someone who has been kind and helpful to others throughout their life. This is your opportunity to thank and honor them in a big way.
Both the nominees and awardees will be honored at a luncheon late fall which is by invitation only. The chosen Champions will each be honored with a $2,000 grant that will be made in their name to a charity of their choice. The deadline for nominations is October 2, so be sure to submit your nominations before it’s too late! For a nomination form, please visit the Foundation’s website: www.pchf1.org/initiatives/champions-of-the-community-award/ or contact Lynn Pike Hartman at LPHartman@pchf1.org / 610-917-9890 with any questions.
The mission of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is to improve the health and quality of life for people in the greater Phoenixville region by increasing access to quality healthcare services and promoting healthy communities through grant-making and collaborations with health, civic, business and community partners.