FREEPORT, IL. – The Freeport Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award has been given to Marjorie F. Phillips. Marjorie accepted the award at the Foundation’s Fall Grant and Donor reception on October 26, 2017. The award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the Northwest Illinois community with vision, humility, dedication and enthusiasm.
Marjorie has for many years been the face of the Freeport Community Concert series, one of the longest running community concerts in the country. Mrs. Phillips and her late husband, Dr. Spencer Phillips, initiated one of the first academic scholarships at Highland Community College. Marjorie has served on the Board of Directors of the Highland Community College Foundation and the FHN Foundation. She also chairs the P.E.O. Women’s Educational Fund for Chapter BE. She served as a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader and was a long-time Sunday school teacher. Marjorie exemplifies the spirit of the Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award—she loves her community and does what it takes to help make Freeport a better place to live, work and raise a family.
In addition to the recognition, Marjorie Phillips was awarded $1,000 to present to a non-profit 501(c) (3) of her choice. Mrs. Phillips chose the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund, a donor advised fund at Freeport Community Foundation, as the recipient of this cash award.
The Freeport Community Foundation has a 42-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders that are dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs.
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