Foundation of Excellence Award Nomination

Thank you for your interest in the Foundation of Excellence Award.  Criteria are shown below.  You many submit this form online with the below application or to print off a copy of the application, click on the link below the award criteria.


Established in 2010, this award honors the excellent contributions of leadership, service and education that have a significant impact on our society.  An individual, group of individuals, corporation or business may be eligible for this award.  Recipients have advanced the mission of 4-H and Extension in their achievements.  Foundation of Excellence Awards will be presented annually at a Macon County 4-H and Extension event.


  • Nomination is required.  Nominations will be considered active for five years.  Additions can be added to the nomination annually within this time frame. 
  • Nominations will recognize individuals or groups of individuals. 
  • Previous recipients are not eligible for consideration. 
  • Person currently holding or running for elected state or federal public office in Illinois are not eligible for consideration. 
  • Nomination materials must describe why this nominee deserves the Foundation of Excellence Award based on the qualifications described in the purpose statement. 
  • Nominations must include a nomination form, two supporting letters and a nomination letter including a description of accomplishments.  Nomination materials are limited to two pages each, six pages total in addition to the nomination form.  
  • Final award decisions are made by the Macon County 4-H and Extension Board of Directors or their designee.  
  • Should the Board of Directors determine the nominee would be more appropriately honored by means of a different award, it reserves the right to consider each nominee for other, more suitable recognition.

Foundation of Excellence Award

Foundation of Excellence Award Nominee Information

Foundation of Excellence Award Nominator Information

Individual Providing 1st Letter of Support

Individual Providing 2nd Letter of Support

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