NCCF Seeks Nominations to Recognize Community-Minded Individual(s)

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s (NCCF) George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Award. We are seeking submissions that demonstrate how an individual or individuals exemplify our mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County. Take a moment to nominate someone you know, whether an individual, a family or a group, that creates footprints for others to follow in the community.

“We encourage community members to nominate those who are passionate about northern Chautauqua and who demonstrate their passion by selflessly giving of their own time and funds,” says Diane Hannum, NCCF’s Executive Director.

Nominees should have a strong history of community service, philanthropic endeavors (financial support not measured in number of dollars) and activities that have made an impact in the community as well as enhanced the social and cultural climate of the northern Chautauqua community. Past recipients include George B. Weaver Jr.; Dallas Beal; Robert Maytum; Jim & Carol Boltz; Donald Q. Eno; the founding NCCF Board of Directors & the first elected Board of Directors; Richard S. Johnson; Edwin L. Hamlet; Doug & Ann Manly; Richard Anson; Steve & Helen Baran; Steve & Sue Cobb; Dick & Carmen Gilman; Wayne, Elaine & Laurel Hotelling; and James & Marcia Merrins.

Return completed nomination forms by March 23, 2018, to NCCF, 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048. The form is available on the NCCF’s website,, or by contacting the office at 716-366-4892 or All community members are encouraged to participate by submitting a name for the committee’s consideration. It is not a requirement that nominees or nominators have an affiliation with the NCCF.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $12.9 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information on the NCCF, visit or call 716-366-4892.