Klee Volunteer Recognition

The Klee Foundation Board of Directors appreciates the hard work and efforts of the volunteers in our community. “In every organization, there are volunteers who work behind the scenes and who do not seek leadership positions or recognition, but their dedication and service is critical to the success of the organization,” said Patricia Ingraham, Klee Board Chair.

In recognition of their work, the Klee Foundation created the Arthur Orr Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service. The award honors Arthur Orr, a longtime Klee Board member who embodies the qualities that the award is designed to celebrate. Previous recipients include Chris Julian, a longtime volunteer at Tri-Cities Opera, and Stacy Richards, a dedicated VINES volunteer.

Organizations that have previously been funded by the Klee Foundation may nominate volunteers for the award. The Board will also consider nominations from nonprofit organizations whose missions closely align with that of the Klee Foundation, and whose programs are designed around identified critical needs of the community.

Each year, the Board will choose one volunteer from among the nominees and honor that person at its Annual Grantees Reception in November. In addition, the Klee Foundation will make a $1,000 grant to the nonprofit of the volunteer’s choice, in his/her name.

Do you want to nominate someone for the Exemplary Volunteer Service Award?
Nomination forms are found via the link below.

Nominations are due September 13, 2019 by 1:00 pm. For more information about the nomination process contact the Klee office at 607-722-2266.

Volunteer Nominations