Nominations sought for Inspiring Families, Communities Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Purdue University is accepting nominations for its 10th annual Inspiring Families and Building Communities Award, presented annually to a program or collaboration that has improved the well-being of Indiana families.

The award, sponsored by Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences, honors organizations that support or unify families and directly impact the community. Organizations that affect the whole family and youth programs that serve both the caregivers and children are encouraged to apply.

A cash award of up to $1,500 will be given to the winning organization, said Denise Buhrmester, chair of the Inspiring Families and Building Communities Award. Select finalists may earn awards of up to $500 each.

Nominations will be accepted until April 25, 2011. Self-nominations of an organization, program or collaboration are welcome. All nominations must have the signed endorsement of a local community foundation director. To obtain more information or a nomination form, call 765-496-3663 or visit

Nominees and finalists from previous years are encouraged to reapply. Past winners include organizations that have unified family members or have helped people become more knowledgeable and self-sufficient by connecting families with their communities.

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