The deadline for 31st Annual Philanthropy Awards nominations is Sept. 22

The Summit Foundation is excited to announce the call for nominations for the prestigious 31st Annual Summit Foundation Philanthropy Awards. Nominations are now open and will be accepted until September 22, 2023. This year, we are thrilled to continue our tradition of honoring outstanding individuals and businesses who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy in their personal and professional lives.

Since 1991, the Summit Foundation has been a beacon of hope and inspiration through its dedication to cultivating a culture of giving back that celebrates those who devote their time, talent, and resources to enhance our community's well-being. The 31st Annual Philanthropy Awards, to be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, promises to be a heartwarming community celebration, where we will recognize and applaud the following categories of exceptional contributions:

Outstanding Business: This award acknowledges a business that has gone above and beyond to support philanthropic causes, embodying corporate social responsibility.

Outstanding Educator: Recognizing an educator who has made a significant impact on the lives of students and the community through their dedication to education and philanthropy.

Outstanding Citizen: Honoring an individual whose unwavering commitment to philanthropy has made a lasting difference in our community.

Dr. Oliver Stonington Award Outstanding Philanthropists: Celebrating individuals or couples who have consistently demonstrated exceptional generosity and a deep commitment to philanthropic causes.

Outstanding Nonprofit Professional: Recognizing a professional who has shown outstanding leadership and dedication within the nonprofit sector.

Outstanding Volunteer(s): Commending individuals or groups who have selflessly given their time and energy to support charitable endeavors.

Outstanding Youth: Acknowledging young individuals who have made a remarkable impact through their philanthropic efforts.

David Olbright Award Outstanding Youth Mentor: Honoring an individual who has guided and inspired young philanthropists to create positive change.

Nominations are open to the public, and we encourage everyone to participate by nominating deserving candidates who have made our community a better place through their philanthropic endeavors. To submit a nomination, please visit our website at

"We believe in the power of philanthropy to transform lives and communities. The Summit Foundation Philanthropy Awards are a testament to the extraordinary individuals and businesses that lead by example, inspiring us all to make a difference," said Jeanne Bistranin, Executive Director at the Summit Foundation.

The deadline for nominations is September 22, 2023. A distinguished panel of judges will carefully review all submissions, and the winners will be announced during the 31st Annual Philanthropy Awards on November 9, 2023.

For more information about the Summit Foundation Philanthropy Awards, nomination guidelines, and event details, please visit our website or contact Megan Adamson.