Nominations open for Ben & Adith Miller tribute award

December 22, 2018

The Winona Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute.

“It’s easy to nominate someone and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize someone who makes a positive difference in our community,” said Emily Hoff, development and events coordinator at Winona Health.

The Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute is awarded to an outstanding person, persons or community organization who has made a significant difference and positive impact on the Winona region and/or Winona Health. This may include generosity of time, spirit, energy and/or charitable donations.

Nomination forms are available online at winonahealthfoundation.org/tribute and will be accepted through Friday, February 8.

Winona Health will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2019, and The Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute is now in its 31st year. The Tribute was established by the late community philanthropist, Benjamin A. Miller, in the name of his wife, Adith.

In addition to a special recognition dinner at Cedar Valley Restaurant, the family of Ben and Adith Miller and RTP Company honors the recipient with a $25,000 contribution to the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund to assist area individuals and families.

In 2018, Steve and Nancy Bachler were honored as the 2017 Tribute recipients because of their shared passion for community involvement and a willingness to serve others.

Previous Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute recipients: Steve and Nancy Bachler, Steve Groth, Jon Kohner, Dr. Charles and Judy Shepard, Dee Cipov, Irene Renk, Marlene Kohner, Jenny Kahl, Justin Green, Nancy Iglesias, Dennis Theede and Home and Community Options, Karen and O.J. Fawcett, Donna Helble, Kent Gernander, Marilyn and Keith Schwab, Kim and Pete Schwab, L. “Max” DeBolt, Rose Anderson and Diane Barge, Carol and Dan Barr, Joette and Michael Gostomski, Roger Metz, Nancy and Mark Kristensen, Dave Arnold and Dan Rukavina, Pete Woodworth, Dr. Frank and Ruth Bures, Sue Cornwell, Bob Kierlin, Tom Graham, Gary Evans, Pauline Knight, Tom and Judith Stark, Dr. Roger and Helen Hartwich, John and Helen David.

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