The McPherson County Community Foundation recently announced applications are being accepted for the 2011 Philanthropist of the Year.


 The McPherson County Community Foundation recently announced applications are being accepted for the 2011 Philanthropist of the Year.
For the selected recipient, the nominating organization will receive a $1,000 grant.
As nonprofits work to promote their missions, dedicated volunteers promote philanthropy by working to ensure their success. Directors throughout the county can attest to the time, talents and treasures volunteers bring to their organizations.
“Each year, the community foundation continues to grow because of community residents who understand our mission and are be willing to devote the time needed to move it forward,” said Becky Goss, McPherson County Community Foundation President/CEO.
“We’re pleased the award is now in its fourth year and hope to continue building the program.”
Previous recipients include Jim Loving, nominating organization — McPherson Family YMCA; Patsy Magelssen, nominating organization — Trash to Treasures; and Jeff and Sue Odermann, nominating organization — McPherson Outreach.
Organizations are encouraged to complete a brief application nominating volunteers who have worked with them at any level.
Information needed for the application includes what type of volunteer work has the applicant performed, how long, and what qualities make this person a philanthropist.
The chosen philanthropist and organization will be recognized at the McPherson County Community Foundation’s Recognition Reception to be hat 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the McPherson Opera House Ballroom in McPherson.
The postmark deadline for applications is Oct. 28.
Staff or board members of nonprofit organizations operating in McPherson County may download applications from the Foundation’s Web site at www.mcphersonfoundation.org/programs.php or email a request for an application at info@mcphersonfoundation.org.
Interested parties also may call the Foundation office at (620) 245-9070 or toll free at (866) 245-9070.