Seeking Philanthropist of the Year

The North Georgia Community Foundation's Philanthropist of the Year Award recognizes an individual or a family who has made significant contributions to the field of philanthropy in Habersham County and the surrounding region

Do you know someone who gives til it hurts; someone who offers encouragement and makes a real difference in the lives of folks in Habersham County?

The North Georgia Community Foundation is looking for the area’s top philanthropist as part of their 2015 Philanthropists of the Year and Woodrow Stewart Leadership and Philanthropy awards. These are designed to  recognize “an individual, family or business for long-lasting generosity in providing financial support and leadership to local nonprofit organizations and community improvement causes” in Habersham County and 14 other surrounding counties.

NGCF is celebrating its 30th year providing financial assistance to area non-profits. Founded in 1985 by the late Lou Fockele (former editor of the Gainesville Times), NGCF has, to date, awarded more than $50 million in grants. The foundation also offers 30 college scholarships of varying amounts.

“Our Philanthropist of the Year award is the Foundation’s way of honoring people in our community who have given their financial support, time and effort to help others,” says NGCF President/CEO Jim Mathis. “If you know an individual or family that deserves recognition for their philanthropy, please consider nominating them for this prestigious award.”

You can nominate your pick for Philanthropist of the Year from now until May 15th. Here’s the link to the application at the NGCF website.

The North Georgia Community Foundation will honor the winners at its Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Nov. 19 at the First Baptist Church Banquet Hall in Gainesville.

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