August 12th, 2021
Seeking Nominations for Women’s Fund 2021 Laura Holmberg Award
Is there someone you know who has made a lasting difference in the lives of other women living in Tompkins County?
Is there a volunteer at your work, business, school or organization who you’d like to thank for sharing their time, talent, and treasures?
We want to help you recognize that person!
Established in 2006 by Anna Holmberg in remembrance of her mother, the Laura Holmberg Award recognizes the “unsung heroes” in our community: those whose contribution impacts the Women’s Fund’s core mission, focusing on women and girls, and who have done so in an unpaid capacity. That is, the work has not been part of the person’s professional role. Consider the award a Lifetime Achievement in volunteering.
To promote educational, economic, social and political equality for women
To enable women to achieve economic self-sufficiency
To insure that women have necessary healthcare resources
Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund is currently seeking letters of nomination for the 2020 Laura Holmberg Award. Holmberg, a local attorney and community activist, passed away in 2004. Eligible applicants are those women who embody the goals of the Women’s Fund by virtue of a body of volunteer work. The award seeks to recognize unsung heroines who are doing things outside of their career on a volunteer basis for women and our community.
Please submit nominations no later than September 6th.
This year’s award will be presented at the Women’s Fund Celebration on October 14, 2021.
Laura Holmberg Award Recipients
2020 Ana Ortiz
2019 Heidi Goldstein
2018 Diane Shafer
2017 Joan Abrams
2016 Phoebe Brown
2015 Joan Barber
2014 Schelley Michell-Nunn
2013 Beverly Baker
2012 Carol Kammen
2011 Mimi Melegrito
2010 Jennie Graham
2009 Rebecca Elgie
2008 Betsy Darlington
2007 Sara Pines
2006 Joan Ormondroyd
2005 Rachel Siegel