TRCF looking for a few good leaders to honor

The Three Rivers Community Foundation, which serves the greater communities within the Elk River Area School District, annually recognizes outstanding leaders at its fall gala.

The Foundation Board of Directors is now seeking nominees for the 2013 awards.  The deadline for submissions is July 1.

Nominations must demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and a commitment to service in making area communities a better place to live. Specifically, the awards recognize the contributions of the nominee to his or her community over an extended period of time. Nominations should be thorough and concise with specific examples, including volunteering and community involvement, of how the nominee positively impacts (or impacted) his or her community. Nominees must live within the boundaries of the Elk River Area School District. Award winners will represent the cities of Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman at the Three Rivers Gala Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Rogers Community Center.

Nominations can be completed online by July 1 by going to the Foundation website at:, then click on News and Events, then click on Gala to find the online nomination form. Nominations that are mailed (TRCF Leadership Award Nomination, Attention Jessica Stockamp, P.O. Box 558, Elk River, MN 55330) must include the following information:

•Name, complete address and phone number of nominee.

•Narrative as described above.

•Nominee’s complete address, phone number and email address.

The Three Rivers Community Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our area and strengthening our communities by developing, investing and distributing funds and encouraging leadership. Additionally, the Foundation’s mission calls for “strengthening our communities by developing, investing and distributing funds and recognizing leadership through four funding priorities: social, cultural and leisure; public issues and information; human services; and education and lifelong learning.” The Foundation, led by a volunteer board of directors, supports charitable organizations throughout the communities of District 728 and the areas surrounding Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman.

For additional information about the annual Leadership Awards, call Foundation Board Director Jessica Stockamp at 763-441-0020.