Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LWR Community Fund seeks humanitarian award nominees

LAKEWOOD RANCH — The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund is accepting nominations for the 10th Annual C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award, which will be presented at a reception on Friday, Oct. 17.

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund established the award in recognition of the former president and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch’s “lifelong dedication to humanitarian ideals that have perpetuated the high ethical, moral, and professional standards that epitomize his life.”

Past recipients include Clarke, Don O’Leary, Pat Neal, Lorraine and Dick Vitale, Darrell Turner, Stuart J. Roth, Bob and Billie Delaney, Lou and Ann Marinaccio, and most recently, Col. John W. Saputo, USMCR.

Nomination forms are available and may be downloaded from the community fund website, www.lwrfund.org. Nominations should be mailed to the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, c/o Manatee Community Foundation, 3103 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34205.  All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11.

For more information, contact Marilyn Howard at marilyn@manateecf.org.

John Saputo, left, received the 9th Annual C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award in October 2013 at Lakewood Ranch. Making the presentation was Dick Wharton. JAMES A. JONES JR./Bradenton Herald

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