The board of directors for Children’s Learning Center is seeking nominations for the Mandy Derrington Friend of the Child Award. The award commemorates a longtime advocate for services to children and families.
The award will be presented at the Children’s Learning Center’s annual board meeting on Oct. 29. The recipient will have been instrumental in improving the lives of children in our community. His or her contributions could include, but need not be limited to the following areas: child care, protective legislation, services, programs or other opportunities that improve the well-being of children in the DeKalb-Sycamore area.
Nominees will be evaluated on their contributions to children’s welfare, their initiative and creativity in developing new programs that improve children’s welfare and their excellence in profession or avocation. Past recipients include Joseph Baumgart ad Michael Thorton in 2007, Micki Chulick in 2006, Karen M. Blaser in 2005, Peter Lawes in 2004, Kishwaukee Kiwanis in 2003, Donna Bennett in 2002 and David Wirsing in 2001.
Nominations must be received by today. For a nomination form, call the Children’s Learning Center at 815-756-3506.