Nominations are now being accepted for the $15,000 Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial Community Leadership. Initiated in 2015, the annual award is a tribute to Con Hogan’s life’s work and commitment to public service. The goal of the award is to encourage and reward leaders who share Con’s vision of a better Vermont—one that places the highest value on the public good—and who seize the responsibility for making that vision a reality by using data and measurement, monitoring a plan of action, and making adjustments along the way. The $15,000 award may be spent however the selected individual chooses.
As in the past, the 2018 award will go to an individual selected by a committee representing a broad range of interests and experience including health and human services, the arts, government service, early care and education, agriculture, and civic duty. The individual will have demonstrated the following characteristics: a track record of making a difference, focus on data-driven results, community connection, generosity, and enthusiasm. The awardee must be an individual who is a Vermont resident and has not previously received the award.
Previous award recipients are Holly Morehouse (2017), Michael Monte (2016), and Ellen Kahler (2015).
Nominations will be accepted through the Vermont Community Foundation’s website until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The award will be presented at a public ceremony on October 3, 2018 in Montpelier. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit vermontcf.org/conhoganaward.
The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community.
Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.