Valley Legacy Awards

“Honoring members of our community who believe legacies are meant to be lived, not just left.”

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 VALLEY LEGACY AWARDS

You know them. You work with them. They are dedicated to making the Mahoning Valley a better place to live. They started programs that have improved people’s lives, the arts, the economy, and so much more. They volunteer their time. They are advocates for the elderly, speaking for them when they cannot. Now you need to nominate them for the 10th Annual Valley Legacy Awards.

We are seeking nominations for people from Columbiana, Mahoning, or Trumbull County who should be recognized for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley or who have provided exceptional support of older Americans through their professional, volunteer, or civic roles. To be considered, nominees must have left a lasting legacy for our community and inspired others through their work ethic, concern for others, and enthusiasm for the betterment of our community.

On October 2, awards will be presented in two categories – Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Advocate for Seniors at the 10th Annual Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon. All of the nominees will be recognized for their good works during the program.

Click here for a nomination form, which may be copied. Nomination(s) must be postmarked/emailed by Thursday, July 31. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at either CFitzgerald@ShepherdOfTheValley.com or 330-530-4038, ext. 2016.

2014 major sponsors: Platinum Level: Shepherd of the Valley, At Home with Shepherd, WFMJ-TV, Oldies 106.1, Newsradio 570 WKBN, Mix 98.9, The Review Newspapers, The Senior News, Keynote Media Group, ComDoc, Huntington Bank; Diamond Level: ComfortKeepers/Hospice of the Valley, Home Instead Senior Care, Mark Cole Agency. (as of June 27)

26 NOMINATED FOR 2013 VALLEY LEGACY AWARDS

Congratulations to the 26 amazing people nominated for the 2013 Valley Legacy Awards!

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Now in its ninth year, the annual event honors civic-minded seniors and senior advocates for their contributions to the Mahoning Valley. All 26 nominees will be recognized and the Valley Legacy Awards presented to four Outstanding Seniors and one Outstanding Advocate for Seniors at a luncheon on October 3rd.   Those nominated by members of the community are:

Outstanding Senior – Alma Apicella, Salem – Twin sisters Betty Jean Bahmer, Warren & Anna Mae Cuchna, Niles – Paul Burgeson, Boardman – Marion Calpin, Canfield – Carol Faustino, Liberty - Mary Ann Fees, North Lima – Wellington “Doc” Hager, Youngstown – Louise Joachim, Poland – Kay Lavelle, Austintown – Bill & Rosemary Lowery, Warren – John E. Malys, Boardman – Daniel Mathey, Warren - Robert W. Ray, Warren – Jean Rider, Austintown – Marilyn Schmidt, Canfield – Thomas Soltis, Farmdale – Donna J. Tompkins, Warren – Marjorie Wise, Columbiana

Outstanding Advocate for Seniors - Carla Chahine, North Lima – Roberta Cykon, Fowler - Mayor Ralph Infante, Niles – Kay Lavelle, Austintown – David Mirkin, Liberty - Roxanne York, Warren

The Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, October 3, at Avion on the Water, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Tickets are $25 and the event is open to the public.

For tickets or more information, call Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, ext. 2057.

Major sponsors: Platinum Level: Shepherd of the Valley, WFMJ-TV, Oldies 106.1, Newsradio 570 WKBN, The Review Newspapers, The Senior News, First National Bank, Keynote Media Group ComDoc, Huntington Bank; Diamond Level: ComfortKeepers/ Hospice of the Valley, ValleyCare Health System of Ohio/Senior Circle, Home Instead Senior Care.

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2013 VALLEY LEGACY AWARDS

You know them.  You work with them.  They are dedicated to making the Mahoning Valley a better place to live.  They started programs that have improved people’s lives, the arts, the economy, and so much more. They volunteer their time.  They are advocates for the elderly, speaking for them when they cannot. Now you need to nominate them for the 9th Annual Valley Legacy Awards.

We are seeking nominations for people from Columbiana, Mahoning, or Trumbull County who should be recognized for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley or who have provided exceptional support of older Americans through their professional, volunteer, or civic roles. To be considered, nominees must have left a lasting legacy for our community and inspired others through their work ethic, concern for others, and enthusiasm for the betterment of our community.

On October 3, 2013, awards will be presented in two categories – Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Advocate for Seniors at the 9th Annual Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon. All of the nominees will be recognized for their good works during the program.

Click here for a nomination form, which may be copied. Nomination(s) must be postmarked/emailed by Wednesday, July 31. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Miller at either 330-530-4038, ext. 2057, or lmiller@ShepherdOfTheValley.com.

2013 VALLEY LEGACY AWARD SPONSORS NEEDED

In 2005, the Valley Legacy Awards program was created to honor those who have devoted a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley, and those who work with the senior population. The program is directed by the volunteer Valley Legacy Advisory Board under the sponsorship of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc.

We invite you to be a part of this uplifting event by becoming a sponsor of the Valley Legacy Awards and join the companies and individuals from across the Mahoning Valley who have sponsored the event through the years. A list of sponsors from previous Valley Legacy Awards can be seen here. Sponsorships are crucial to the success of this event that publicly recognizes and thanks those who have dedicated their lives to serving others.

To date, nearly 230 extraordinary people and organizations throughout Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties have been honored. (Click here for 2012 Nominee Biography Sheet) The Valley Legacy Award has been presented to 45 of those honorees. In 2010, the Cliff Johnson Valley Legacy Memorial Award for Timeless Service was created and is awarded posthumously by the Advisory Board to honor exceptional commitment to the Valley.

Nominations are solicited from the general public. Judging panels comprised of people dedicated to volunteerism and senior advocacy efforts from across the tri-county area carefully review all nominations and select award recipients. The annual awards luncheon draws more than 250 people representing businesses, organizations, friends, family, and numerous community leaders. As each nominee is introduced, a brief synopsis of his or her achievements is shared with the audience.

Download a copy of the Sponsor Form and help us to provide an appropriate recognition for these outstanding people.

The ninth annual Valley Legacy Awards luncheon, celebrating those who leave a lasting legacy of service and inspire others through their actions and deeds, is scheduled for noon, Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Avion on the Water.

2012 RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Winston Churchill said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  On Thursday, October 11, 29 people nominated for the 8th Annual Valley Legacy Awards were recognized for not just making a living, but for making a life.   From that remarkable group, six outstanding people received the Valley Legacy Award.

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A MAHONING VALLEY TRADITION

Each year since 2005, the Valley Legacy Awards program has honored civic-minded seniors and senior advocates for their dedication to the Mahoning Valley.

A luncheon event is held in the fall at which we celebrate both those who have established a lasting legacy of service, and individuals who inspire others through their actions and deeds. Recipients are nominated in one of two categories by members of the community:  Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Advocate for Seniors.

Outstanding Senior Award
Individuals nominated in this category have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the community through professional, volunteer, or civic activities. Each must be considered a positive role model and be at least 60 years of age.

Outstanding Senior Advocate Award
Nominated in this category are individuals of any age or a volunteer group that demonstrated an exceptional effort to assist seniors through professional, volunteer, or civic activities.

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Valley Legacy Awards would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate partners. Sponsorship opportunities are available at many levels and offer a unique opportunity to not only partner with an important, Valley-wide event, but also be recognized in the event’s marketing and publicity materials.

Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum – $1,000.00
Diamond – $500.00
Gold – $200.00
Silver – $100.00

Ad Sizes:
Full Page – $300.00
Half Page – $175.00
Quarter Page – $100.00
Business Card – $50.00

Underwriting Opportunities
Underwriting offers Valley businesses the opportunity to help defray a number of specific event-related expenses. Those expenses include printed materials, technical needs, awards and nameplates, centerpieces, and meal expenses for nominees.

Platinum:
Four (4) seats at awards luncheon and full-page ad in program book
Company name & logo on sponsor signage at luncheon and all publicity and promotional materials, Shepherd of the Valley e-newsletter, and website

Diamond:
Two (2) seats at awards luncheon and half-page ad in program book
Company name on sponsor signage at luncheon and on all publicity and promotional materials, Shepherd of the Valley e-newsletter, and website

Gold:
Company name on sponsor signage at luncheon
Quarter page ad in program book
Company name included on the invitations and in program book

Silver:
Company name on sponsor signage at luncheon
Business card sized ad in program book
Company name included on the invitations and in program book:

Additional information on the Valley Legacy Awards is available by calling Lynn Miller at Shepherd of the Valley at 330-530-4038, ext. 2057, or by e-mail at LMiller@ShepherdoftheValley.com.