Nominations Sought for Charles G. Uram Lifetime Service Award

ROCKFORD -- Rockford Cosmopolitan Charities, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, has announced that nominations are being sought for the Charles G. Uram Lifetime Service Award.

This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a person who embodies the values demonstrated by the late Charles G. Uram. Chuck Uram passed away on December 24, 2004 and is remembered as a friend and mentor to Rockford Cosmopolitan Charities and to the Rockford community as a whole. Chuck was a fundraiser/volunteer for Crusader Clinic, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hunger Connection, Lifescape Community Services, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rosecrance Health Network, The MILL, United Way, Wesley Willows, YMCA, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and others. He was honored by the Rockford Register Star with the Excalibur Award in 2004 for his exemplary service to the community.

Rockford area non-profit organizations are eligible to nominate any living person who embodies the unwavering enthusiasm and selflessness that Chuck demonstrated in his service to the non-profit world. Nominees will be evaluated by the long-term impact their service has made to the nominating agency and the Rockford community, initiatives the individual has created, and how the individual displays the values Chuck Uram demonstrated throughout his life. Past winners are: Dale Sanders (2005), Harry Ritter (2006), Dan Loescher (2007), Jim Keeling (2008) Phil Turner (2009), Barbara Berman (2010), John Mink (2011), and Jean Morrow (2012.)

The individual selected for the award will be honored at the Community Foundation’s Annual Event on October 10 at 5:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center. The nominating organization of the award winner will receive a $5,000 donation from the Rockford Cosmopolitan Charities Club. Nominating organizations of the two award finalists will receive $500 each.

Nomination forms are available on line at the Community Foundation’s website at Nominations are due by August 23, 2013. Questions can be directed to Linda Sandquist at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois at 815-962-2110 ext. 12.

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