Below, you will find a letter from my daughter, Cindy Reynolds. I know the name is familiar to you, she makes my blogs several times a week. She and her husband Dennis own Somerset Ridge Vineyard but she also volunteers a great deal of time to charities and is a member of several Boards of some of Kansas City's finest foundations. So, let me be a proud mama and forward this letter on to you.
Re: 2010 Pinnacle Awards and Dinner
The Pinnacle Awards Dinner has become the signature event for the Johnson County Library Foundation. And those of you who have had the opportunity to utilize any of the extensive services and resources available at the 13 Johnson County libraries know that this community resource is consistently ranked in the top two or three library systems in the country year after year. It is the Foundation’s mission to provide a measure of financial stability to ensure continued excellence and free access to one of the best collections in the country and award-winning programming. The Pinnacle Awards dinner is an opportunity to honor excellence and to celebrate the connections between the community, the Library, and the programs the JCLF helps support. And we can all play a role by nominating a friend, colleague, neighbor or mentor who has made a meaningful contribution to the metropolitan area through their excellence in the arts, advocacy and public engagement, business and entrepreneurship or literacy and education.
Please take a moment to review the award categories below and consider those you know who demonstrate excellence in their professional field or philanthropic pursuits. Submitting an online nomination is easy. Just visit http://www.jocolibraryfoundation.org/ and click on the Pinnacle Awards button at the top of the page. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 18, 2010. If you have questions about the nomination process, or on filling out the online form, don’t hesitate to call the Foundation office at 913/495-7579 or call me directly at 913/915-7177.
Finally, I invite you to forward this email to your friends and colleagues. You will help us continue building identity and excitement for the Pinnacle Awards, and expand our outreach to the many deserving, outstanding candidates in our community. And I extend my personal thanks for any help you can provide.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Johnson County Library Foundation
Excellence in the Arts
Presented to an individual whose work as either a visual or performance artist or writer has had a significant influence on the cultural well-being of our community.
Excellence in Advocacy and Public Engagement
Presented to a recognized leader who has made substantial philanthropic or public contributions to our community’s improvement and development.
Excellence in Business and Entrepreneurship
Presented to a business person who has demonstrated innovation, an exceptional entrepreneurial talent and spirit, and contributed dynamic growth and economic well-being to our community.
Excellence in Literacy and Education
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated a sustained commitment, either professionally or as a volunteer, to serving the causes of literacy or life-long learning in our community.