2020 Philanthropic Achievement Awards
Nominations are now open
Download a nomination form below and submit by April 30, 2020.
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 at Crescent Valley High School
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 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: Ann Smart and Ken Johnson
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: Benton Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Initiative
Become a 2020 event sponsor
The Philanthropic Achievement Awards luncheon honors the incredible range of talent and generosity in our region. Sponsorships help reduce the ticket price for our guests and ensure an accessible, inclusive event for everyone dedicated to improving our communities.
Sponsorships begin at $1,000 and include a table of 8. You can choose to seat your business team or donate the seats to your favorite nonprofit. View the sponsor levels.
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.
Photos courtesy Jodi B Herrling Photography
2019 Event Sponsors
Cam W. Little, DDS