(Rockford, Ill. - 07/14/2014) – United Way of Rock River Valley is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Frank Ware Award of Excellence, awarded to any individual who exemplifies a high-level of excellence in service to others, human service advocacy, and an unwavering commitment to our community. This award honors the spirit of Frank Ware, beloved former President/CEO of Janet Wattles Center, who spent over 30 years advocating and fighting for quality care on behalf of the most marginalized members in this community. His high standards and expectations resulted in better care for those in need.

One award recipient will be determined by a committee of community leaders and announced during United Way's Day of Caring / Campaign Kickoff Breakfast event on September 12, 2014. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 1. Visit www.wevolunteer.org to submit a nomination.

For more information on United Way's Frank Ware Award of Excellence, contact Tonya Thayer Meyer by calling 815-968-5400.


United Way of Rock River Valley

United Way of Rock River Valley advances the common good in Winnebago and Ogle counties, creating opportunities for a better life by focusing on education, income, and health. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change.