The Legacy Regional Community Foundation Board of Directors announced during the 20th anniversary celebration in October 2016 that each year, the Foundation will recognize an individual or group for inspiring the vision of Legacy through his or her leadership and action.

Community members are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups that embody the Spirit of Humanity.

The award recipient will be honored at a reception and posted in the Foundation gallery.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to recognize individuals in our community for their generosity,” said Yazmin Wood, executive director of Legacy Foundation, “Philanthropic work, civic leadership and volunteerism truly inspire the vision of Legacy Foundation in action. We are looking forward to reading the stories where you see the Spirit of Humanity at work.”

The Spirit of Humanity Award recipient will receive a commemorative inscription for his or her wall and the opportunity to award a $100 grant to the charity of his or her choice.

Applications can be found at www.legacyregionalfoundation.org, or contact the Foundation for more information. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Dec. 1.

Guidelines for the award follow:

  • The candidate may be of any age — however, he or she must live in or around the Cowley County or Sumner County area.
  • The candidate must reflect uncommon leadership or action within the last 12 months that truly reflects the mission and vision of the Legacy Regional Community Foundation, which “creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to critical needs of the region.”
  • The action may take many forms — it need not be financial.
  • The candidate also can be a civic group, organization, or groups of individuals honored for achievements or contributions to the community.

“It is the desire of the board of directors to recognize community members that inspire by their action the vision of Legacy Foundation that creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region,” Wood said. Sid Regnier received the first Spirit of Humanity Award in 2016.

For more information, call (620) 221-7224 or email yazmin.legacy@yahoo.com.

About Legacy Foundation

Incorporated in 1996, Legacy Regional Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit philanthropic organization that is regional in its focus.

Legacy creates a stronger future for the area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region.

For more information, visit www.legacyregionalfoundation.org, find Legacy on Facebook or call (620) 221-7224.

This information was provided by Legacy Regional Community Foundation Executive Director Yazmin Wood.