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.
Outstanding Volunteer Group
This award recognizes a collective volunteer effort that has proven effective in moving community programs and projects forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
The Honorable Clifford Trow and Jo Anne Trow
Thank you to our sponsors
Cam W. Little, DDS