Community Pillar Award recipients recognized and announced grants
At its annual Celebration of Philanthropy event, Hamilton County Community Foundation awarded three Community Pillar Awards. Recipients were honored for their work in education, juvenile justice and tourism and were given $5,000 each to grant to a Hamilton County not-for-profit of their choice:
Judge Steven R. Nation of Hamilton County Superior Court awarded $5,000 to Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program, an early intervention program for at-risk youth and their families.
Freedom Kolb, special projects officer for Hamilton South Eastern Schools, awarded $5,000 to Child Advocates to enable Hamilton County residents to attend Undoing Racism Workshops at no cost.
Brenda Myers with Hamilton County Tourism awarded $5,000 to Hamilton County Leadership Academy to engage and alumni as a resource for not-for-profit capacity building in the community.
Ann O’Hara, Hamilton County Community Foundation board chair, said, “These individuals are living examples of Hamilton County Community Foundation’s values and vision for the community, as are the hard-working organization’s they’ve chosen to honor with grants.”