Best of Philanthropy Awards

Each year, the Community Foundation hosts the Best of Philanthropy Awards, in conjunction with Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, to honor ordinary people in our community who are making significant contributions through their life’s work.

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Best of Philanthropy winners are honored with:

  • A $1,000 donation made in their name to the nonprofit organization of their choice in the Foundation's 11-county service area in the Midlands
  • Recognition at the Foundation's annual celebration in November.
  • Featured in the November issue of Columbia Metropolitan magazine.

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Visit our Facebook Album for photos from the 2015 event.

Visit our Facebook Album for photos from the 2016 event

Click here to learn about the previous Best of Philanthropy Award winners.


Stories of Philanthropy