From Illinois Business Journal news services
EDWARDSVILLE — Edwardsville Community Foundation is planning its inaugural Legacy Awards, the first of what is expected to be an annual event to honor individuals and others that have impacted the area through extraordinary contributions in giving and philanthropy.
The debut event will take place Dec. 3 in the Leclaire Room on the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville.
The Legacy Awards will include a distinguished philanthropist award, an exceptional business award and recognition of three outstanding non-profit groups. Each of the featured non-profit groups will also be honoring a remarkable volunteer.
“The Edwardsville Community Foundation has had the honor to work with so many philanthropic and giving people since our organization was formed in 1997. The Legacy Awards will give us the opportunity to honor and recognize those individuals on an annual basis,” said Patty Navin, chairman of the Edwardsville Community Foundation. “It is our hope that the Legacy Awards will be the springboard for further philanthropic activity and recognition in our local communities.”
The honorary emcee for the event will be KMOX Radio personality Charlie Brennan.
The Legacy Awards will include an elegant sit-down dinner, cocktails, award presentations and live musical tributes. For information or to purchase tickets, visit the website edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org/events.
Edwardsville Community Foundation was established to create an organization where people could donate money that would directly impact the quality of life in the local communities, as defined by the Edwardsville School District 7. Today, it receives, manages and distributes tax-deductible charitable contributions for the benefit of the residents living in those communities.
Since its inception in 1997, The Edwardsville Community Foundation has distributed more than $5.4 million to charitable causes, scholarships and grants. The Edwardsville Community Foundation can be contacted at P..O Box 102, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
or through Navin, the chairman, at (866) 464-3223.