Kitsap Community Foundation seeks nominees

Kitsap Community Foundation is accepting nominations for three distinguished philanthropy awards that will be made to outstanding individuals and businesses at the Kitsap County Celebration of Philanthropy.

Kol Medina, executive director at the foundation, is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the most deserving supporters of philanthropy in Kitsap County.

“We aren’t always aware of the most deserving individuals and businesses and are appreciative of the public’s help in identifying worthy nominees,” Medina said.

The foundation has been giving the awards annually at the Celebration of Philanthropy since 2001.

“The foundation is honored to annually recognize individuals and businesses who give so much to our community,” Medina said.

This year, the Kitsap County Celebration of Philanthropy will be held May 16 at the Kitsap Convention Center in Bremerton. The award winners will be announced and the awards presented there.

Kitsap Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the following three awards:

The Spirit of Philanthropy Award, which honors an individual, couple or family who exhibit a deep commitment and heartfelt dedication to philanthropy. Nominees should have a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support and/or direct involvement, demonstrate outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity and involvement encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.

The Outstanding Citizen Award, which honors a Kitsap County resident with a proven history of giving generously of his or her time to local nonprofit organizations or directly to people in need or activities that benefit the community. In short, this award honors an outstanding volunteer. The volunteer work must have occurred in Kitsap County.

Business Making a Difference Award, which honors a for-profit business in Kitsap County that has a proven track record of making a positive difference in the community. The business that receives this award must be a Kitsap-based business.

Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 15.

For more information regarding the Kitsap Community Foundation or the nomination process, visit


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