Nominees Sought For Steel Magnolia Award

Nominations are now open for women to be considered for the ninth annual Steel Magnolia Award, the Middletown Community Foundation has announced.

Women who have overcome obstacles to positively impact their community have the opportunity to earn recognition as Steel Magnolia Award recipients in the program funded by the AK Steel Foundation.  Up to 13 awards are given annually, limited to no more than one recipient per AK Steel U.S. location per year.  Each recipient designates a $2,500 donation to an eligible charity of her choice.

The award honors women of all ages who have faced personal adversity and have shown exceptional strength, courage, compassion and leadership through their work in support of their communities.

“The AK Steel Foundation is proud to fund the Steel Magnolia Awards to honor women who have overcome adversity and serve as a shining example to others,” said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel.

Middletown Community Foundation Executive Director T. Duane Gordon added: “Every year, our independent judges are so impressed by the inspirational stories of women who have dedicated so much of themselves to better the lives of others in their communities. Each nominee is truly a heroine.”

Nominations, which should take the form of an essay of 500 words or less, must be submitted to the program administrator, the Middletown Community Foundation, no later than August 31st. Nominees must live in the vicinity of an AK Steel facility. Association with AK Steel is not a requirement for nomination and will have no bearing on the nominee’s consideration. 

Eligible communities are Ashland, Ky.; Butler and Friedens/Somerset County, Pa.; Columbus and Rockport, Ind.; Dearborn, Mich.; Follansbee, W.V.; and Coshocton, Mansfield, Middletown, Walbridge, West Chester and Zanesville, Ohio.

Obtain a nomination form below. For more information, contact the Middletown Community Foundation at 513-424-7369.

Form Downloads:

Nomination Form - MS Word Document
Nomination Form - PDF


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