Individuals selected to receive the award will have the opportunity to grant the funds to the charity of their choice. Nominations are accepted through June 2, 2023 from Winona area community members, with the recipient of the award selected by the Winona Community Foundation Board of Directors. The individual will be honored at the October 10, 2023 Founders Event.
History of the Founders Award
The Founders Fund was created in 2003 to honor all of the individuals who planted the seed for the start of the Winona Community Foundation in the 1980s. This endowed fund awards dollars to local non-profit chosen in the name of an individual or organization that clearly touched community life for all time. Past recipients of this award include: