Franklin County Community Foundation leaders are searching for the county’s unsung heroes. Executive director Shelly Lunsford explains, “We want to know about the person who benefits Franklin County, not for recognition, but for the pure joy of making our community a better place to live.”
The Foundation began awarding Franklin County’s Humanitarian Award in 2004. The award is named the Alfred C. Brown Humanitarian Award in honor of a past community humanitarian. FCCF Humanitarian Awards have been presented in the past to Bob O’Bryan, Lowell “Teen” McMillin, Anita Ratz, Ron Cooper, Joan Lohrey, Lois Clark, Ed Oehlman and Bonnie Blades.
Individuals or couples may be nominated. Citizens residing outside of Franklin County may be nominated; however, the selection is based on efforts and accomplishments within Franklin County. According to Lunsford, “We will keep nominations in the selection pool for three years to allow you to make different nominations each year.”
Nomination forms are available on the FCCF Web site at www.franklincountyindiana.com or at the foundation office, located at 527 Main St., Brookville. The nomination form asks for this information:
• Name and address of the nominee(s)
• Information about the person submitting the nomination
• A list of activities, service and memberships of the nominee(s). Number of years involved and offices held (if known)
• A brief description of how these activities significantly enhance the quality of life in Franklin County.
The deadline for nominations is July 14.
Nominations will be confidential. The recipient will be notified prior to the Al Brown Humanitarian Award Dinner Oct. 18. For more information, FCCF can be reached at 765-647-6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.