George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award
The Footprints Award celebrates individuals, families or groups that create footprints for others to follow, exemplifying the NCCF’s mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County.
Nominees should have a history of community service, philanthropic endeavors (financial support not necessarily measured in number of dollars), and activities that have made an impact as well as enhanced the social and cultural climate of the northern Chautauqua community.
All community members are encouraged to participate by submitting a name for the committee’s consideration by March 26, 2019. It is not a requirement that nominees have an affiliation with the NCCF.
Return to NCCF by March 26, via mail at 212 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, NY 14048, by fax to 366-3905 or e-mail to email@example.com.
2016 - 30th Anniversary
No Footprints Award this year
2010 - The Manlys
Doug and Ann Manly are a perfect example of all that The Footprints Award celebrates. The Manly’s have contributed to the NCCF through funds including the David E. Manly Scholarship Fund, in honor of their son and a fund left for the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.
Ann Manly has also bequeathed something to both the Rural Ministries located in Dunkirk, NY and the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County. As generous contributors to SUNY Fredonia through the Fredonia College Foundation, the Manly's have provided a charitable gift that will continue to improve the lives of SUNY Fredonia students for generations. Mr. and Mrs. Manly are also members of the Dallas K. Beal Society, which recognizes friends and alumni of the university who have provided for Fredonia through planned giving. Doug and Ann Manly have been valued and respected members of the community and the SUNY Fredonia family for many years and continue to support the school through their philanthropy.
2006 - NCCF’s 1st BOD & Incorporators
NCCF First Elected Board of Directors (Top Photo, left to right): Perry Regina, Jeffery Passafaro (representing the late H.K. Williams II), Virginia Passafaro (representing John D. Koch), Richard S. Johnson, James H. Mintum Jr., Janet Wells (representing the late William M. Wells), Douglas Newman, George B. Weaver. Missing from photo: Rocco L. Doino, Andrew W. Dorn, Ann Manly and Donald MacPhee.
NCCF Incorporators (Bottom Photo, left to right): David J. Doino, Louis P. DiPalma, Rocco R. Doino, Richard S. Johnson, George B. Weaver. Missing from photo: Andrew W. Dorn.
2004 - Dr. Robert Maytum
A pioneer in telecommunications, Dr. Robert Maytum was probably even better known as a community philanthropist.
Maytum’s contributions to the northern Chautauqua region were endless: From civic to educational to religious organizations, Maytum saw the importance in continued improvement of the place we call home. Especially notable was Dr. Maytum’s support of higher education. As a benefactor of SUNY Fredonia, he has helped over 200 students through academic scholarships and is the namesake of a building on SUNY Fredonia campus.
Because of Dr. Maytum’s devotion to learning and continued philanthropic endeavors, students have gained access to a world of knowledge at SUNY Fredonia that they otherwise may not have been able to experience.
2003 - Dr. Dallas Beal
Dr. Dallas Beal grew up in Newcomersville, Ohio and earned his B.S. and M.A. from Ohio State and an Ed.D. from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. He served in the Navy from 1944 until 1946 and came to SUNY Fredonia in 1958 to head up the Education Department.
Beal became the Director of Education for SUNY Fredonia in 1958 and was promoted to President of the College in 1972, a position he held until 1984. Dr. Beal not only had a huge impact on SUNY Fredonia during his time as president, but was also an active community member.
Beal took a particular interest in causes such as the Roger Troy Peterson Institute, the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce, Brooks Memorial Hospital, WNED, the Salvation Army and the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia. His impact on both the university and the northern Chautauqua community as a whole made him an excellent recipient of the Footprints Award.
2002 - George B. Weaver
The namesake of the Footprints Award, George B. Weaver Jr. was a man who set the standards for local philanthropy and left “footprints” for others to follow. Weaver was born in Buffalo in 1917 and came to Fredonia in 1923 when his father purchased the former Fredonia Seed Company. Throughout his life in Fredonia, Weaver was heavily involved in the community. He was the Chairman of the organizing committee that formed the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and is often referred to as “the father of NCCF.”
Weaver served for many years as Vice Chairman of Brooks Memorial Hospital, was a past Chairman of the United Way, a member of the board of the YMCA, a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Co-chairman of the building committee when the Fredonia Presbyterian Church was built on Central Avenue. He served on the Darwin R. Barker Library Board of Trustees and had longtime involvement with many fund raising drives for local charitable and non profit organizations.
George B. Weaver Jr. exemplified lifelong commitment to northern Chautauqua County.