Maurine Campbell Penquite Volunteer Service Award

Maurine Campbell Penquite volunteered for many years at the Ottawa County Historical Museum.  The Maurine Campbell Penquite Volunteer Service Award was set up by family members of Ms. Penquite to help her legacy live on and to also honor other community volunteers.  Funds were given to the Ottawa County Community Foundation in her memory to provide the award recipient with a $100 gift. In addition to the $100 gift, winners of this award will also have their name permanently engraved on a plaque that is displayed at the Ottawa County Historical Museum.

The award will be given to an individual who had made a significant voluntary contribution to the welfare or betterment of Ottawa County during his or her lifetime.  This individual will have also demonstrated leadership.  Nominees can be of any age.

Anyone can nominate someone in the community. A selection committee will review all applications and determine a winner.  The winner will receive  $100 grant from the Foundation in honor of his or her outstanding contribution to our community.

Maurine Campbell Penquite Volunteer Service Award Nomination Form (Nominations Due September 1)

Previous Award Winners:
2015- Jim and Karen McClain
2014- Dale Davis
2013- Julia Nelson
2012- Dorothy Muller

Recent News

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.—The Ottawa County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 1 and are due Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Over $70,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Ottawa County through the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Ottawa County Community Impact Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Ottawa County residents.Ottawa County Public Health Fund/Kansas Health Foundation Fund – available for projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles.Bennington Community[...]

March is Match Month!

Ottawa County could earn an additional $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide gift matching campaign. In March, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ottawa County Impact Fund at the Ottawa County Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Donations will be matched 150%. That means, $10 turns into $25, $500 turns into $1,250 and $1,000 turns into $2,500. If the $50,000 goal is met this year, the Ottawa County community will gain a total of $125,000! The community foundation will host a Match Month social event on Saturday, March 23, at the Blue Moon.[...]