The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) is looking for nominations for this year's Howard Kelley achievement Award.
Kelley, who passed away in 2010, was a founding board member of CVEF. The award was established in his memory to honor individuals in the community who, like him, embody the spirit of leadership in the community, particularly his devotion to volunteerism and education.
Last year's recipient was Christine Willett, a Middlefield wife and mother of two young sons. She works as a teacher at Green Acres Elementary School in North Haven. After beating cancer, Willett established After the Storm, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist breast cancer survivors heal and restore balance to their lives.
If you know of someone in our community that you think should be considered for this award, please email the name and a brief supporting statement to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of names is Friday, October 26. The awardee will be honored at a December reception.
CVEF was founded in March 2008 as an independent education foundation. The mission of CVEF is to promote excellence, innovation and creativity in education for the community and to support lifelong learning in Durham and Middlefield by giving grants and sponsoring programs. For more information, please visit www.coginchaugvef.com.