“When I got the call from Nancy about this award, I was stunned. I didn’t feel like the typical awardee. This has been my job for over 28 years… I am honored to be among such special people. A lot of the past Founders Award recipients I’ve learned from.”
– Malia Fox, 2022 Founders Award recipient
Malia Fox has always had a passion for working with and caring for people – especially those who are often made invisible to the world.
Malia has gone above and beyond to be an advocate and to encourage change. She’s had numerous experiences with various community service roles and activities, both locally and nationally. Malia’s experience paired with her kindness, dedication and passion demonstrates her servant leadership within Winona.
Malia Fox is the Founders Award recipient of 2022. This community-nominated award is given to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving life in the Winona area through the use of time, talent and treasure.
As part of this award, she had the opportunity to grant dollars from the Founders Endowment Fund to a charity of her choice. Malia chose to grant $7,000 to Will Work for Recovery – Winona and $1,000 to the Winona Friendship Center.
We celebrated Malia on October 6th at Whalen’s at Westfield. During this event, we and many others thanked her for her shared time, talents, and treasures. Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful event to honor Malia. It was truly a night to remember.