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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

Jim Doughman Community Service Award


This honor will be awarded at our Annual Meeting on June 21, 2017, and a cash award of $1,000 will provided to a public charity of the recipient’s choice.

The Community Foundation of Lorain County welcomes nominations for the 2017 Jim Doughman Community Service Award to be presented at the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting luncheon on June 21, 2017. 

In addition to the recognition, a $1,000 contribution will be presented to the recipient’s public charity of choice.  

The recipient will be chosen by a committee of diverse individuals from the community based on the following selection criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Lorain County or an organization whose primary service area in Lorain County.
  • Must have made a significant impact on a recognized need in the county.
  • Must have shown outstanding personal commitment in dealing with this need.
  • Must have exhibited leadership skills as either an individual or an organization.

Thank you for sending nominations!

For more information call The Community Foundation at 440.984.7390 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.