Tradition of Compassion

Our Annual Tradition of Compassion Philanthropy Awards ceremony honors local businesses, organizations and individuals who exhibit what it means to be a philanthropist through their volunteerism and charitable donations in the community.  On March 9th the 2017 award recipients were announced.  Each award recipient was asked to select a local nonprofit to receive a donation from the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation in their honor.  Here are the results:

  • Outstanding Philanthropist – Dr. Wallace Wolf, donation allocated to The Dalles Backpack Program
  • Outstanding Volunteer – Les Cochenour, donation allocated to Mid-Columbia Veteran’s Memorial Committee
  • Outstanding Community Service Organization – Pig Bowl, donation allocated to Distinguished Young Women of Wasco County
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation – Copper West Properties, donation allocated to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thank you to your Presenting Sponsor, The Springs at Mill Creek.

Past Award Recipients

Outstanding Volunteers

Dewanda Clark
Lester Cochenour
Klea Espy
Elt Fadness
Sydney Hege
Karla Holland
Jo Kerege
Marlys Krein
Harriet Langfeldt
Corliss Marsh
Hannah Martinson
Walt Notter
Nolan Randall
Carol Roderick
Tom Somerville
Ben Vawter
Andy Westhafer
Marilyn Wong

Outstanding Philanthropists

Lori & Randy Carter
Garry & Janna Hage
Philip Klindt
Mark Linebarger
Dennis Morgan
David Neitling
Gene & Dixie Parker
Gary & Christine Rood
Robert Schultens
Lana Tepfer
Dr. Wallace Wolf

Outstanding Community Service Organizations

Community Meal
Key Club & Builders Club
Kiwanis Club
Meals on Wheels
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council
Moose Lodge & Women of the Moose
Pig Bowl
Salvation Army
St. Vincent de Paul
The Dalles Lion’s Club

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporations

Columbia Cinema
Columbia River Bank
Copper West Properties
Crestline Construction
Discover Rentals
Fred Meyer
Griffith Motors
Hattenhauer Transportation
Hire Electric
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Spooky’s Pizza & Sandwiches
The Dalles Grocery Outlet
The Dalles New Car Dealers Association

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