NCCF asks, “Whose footprints do you strive to follow?”

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is personally inviting you to submit a nomination for the 2019 George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award.  As a resident of northern Chautauqua County, you see the good that happens in this area. Please look around your community and nominate the individual or couple whose philanthropy is worthy of recognition – someone who has left those footprints that we should all strive to follow. It is not a requirement that nominees have an affiliation with the NCCF.

“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.

Your nominee should have a strong history of volunteerism, philanthropic endeavors (financial support not necessarily 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. Our 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, James & Marcia Merrins, and Alona Forbes.

Please visit our website, to download a nomination form; or you can complete the form online! We need your nominations by Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Forms are also available by contacting the office at 716-366-4892 or We are encouraging all community members to submit a name for the committee’s consideration.

The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization.  Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $14 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.