2019 Philanthropic Achievement Awards

Photos courtesy Jodi B Herrling Photography

About the awards

The Benton Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Achievement Awards brings together nonprofit leaders, business leaders, and community members to recognize outstanding achievements in philanthropy in Benton County.

The luncheon showcases the hard work of our talented, generous community, and celebrates the people and organizations that volunteer, donate, and inspire others to create a bright future for families and children.

National Philanthropy Day

November 15th was first recognized as National Philanthropy Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Since then, charitable organizations across the United States and throughout the world have designated November 15th as a day to honor their neighbors’ investment of time, talent, and financial resources.

The Benton Community Foundation is excited to bring this celebration to Benton County. We know donors and volunteers don’t give back in order to be recognized, but we think it’s important to highlight the outstanding contributions being made every day to our communities. We are grateful for our generous neighbors, and we look forward to honoring what you do.

2019 Awards & Recipients

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

This award recognizes a volunteer who motivates others to give, commits time and energy without compensation, and shows talent for fundraising strategy, relationship building, and successful resource development.

2019 Recipients:

Ken Johnson

Ann Smart

Outstanding Volunteer Group

This award recognizes a collective volunteer effort that has proven effective in moving community programs and projects forward.

2019 Recipients:

Benton County Museum Team Leaders

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

Outstanding Philanthropic Business

This award recognizes a community-minded business that, through its foundation, grant-making and/or employee involvement, commits significant resources to assist local organizations in meeting community needs.

2019 Recipient:

Samaritan Health Services

Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist

This award recognizes an individual or group that has improved the community and increased opportunities for others through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteerism, and/or philanthropic leadership. Individuals age 30 or younger are eligible.

2019 Recipient:

Raider Royalty Students
(Crescent Valley High School)

Outstanding Innovative Project or Program

This award recognizes exceptional innovation and creativity in a recent (past 3 to 5 years) charitable project. Innovation may be in terms of design, public involvement, and/or overall impact.

2019 Recipient:

Home Repair Initiative
(Benton Habitat for Humanity)

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

This award recognizes a local development professional who has pursued ambitious ideas and successfully inspired and engaged others in philanthropy.

2019 Recipient:

Kate Caldwell
(Old Mill Center for Children and Families)

BCF Board of Directors’ Award
for Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement

This award recognizes an exceptional individual or family whose philanthropic leadership has made significant positive impact on the community.

2019 Recipient:

The Honorable Clifford Trow and Jo Anne Trow

Thank you to our sponsors

Mission Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Ilene Kleinsorge

Cam W. Little, DDS