Call for Stewardship Nominations

The Foellinger Foundation is fortunate to have had outstanding board members committed to preserving the intentions of our founders, Helene
and Esther Foellinger. Carl D. Rolfsen dedicated 25 years of board service to the Foellinger Foundation and was one of Helene Foellinger’s most trusted advisors. In honor of his exemplary board leadership, the Foellinger Foundation created the Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award in 2006.

“We know that many other organizations have a “Mr. Rolfsen” on their boards – a steward who keeps the organization focused on its mission”.  The Foellinger Foundation offers eligible nonprofits this opportunity to honor these individuals by nominating them for the Stewardship Award.

Nominate a current or recently retired board member who has demonstrated at least three of the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, Second Edition, as identified by BoardSource. If you are unfamiliar with this publication, it is available from the BoardSource bookstore or the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center located in the downtown Allen County Public Library. 

A special luncheon will be held on October 19, 2010, to publicly recognize all nominees and their organizations. The organization whose nominee is chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award will receive a $10,000 operating support grant and up to $7,500 for special board training.

More information and the nomination form can be found on the Foellinger Foundation’s website.  The Foellinger Foundation looks forward to receiving your organization’s nomination!  Nominations due by 5 p.m. July 9, 2010

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