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Nominations being accepted for FAO Jenco Awards

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Jenco Foundation Fund is seeking nominations for the 2020 Jenco Awards to honor people of all ages who work passionately in the service of others in Appalachian Ohio.

The cash awards are designed to recognize the committed service of Appalachian Ohioans – from those who have a lifetime of service experience to those whose service has begun early in life. Nominations are invited from the public starting and must be postmarked or emailed by June 12. Nomination forms and additional information about the Jenco Awards are available at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Jenco.

Founded in 2001 by journalist Terry Anderson, the Jenco Foundation honors Father Lawrence Martin Jenco. A Catholic priest who was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon while serving as a director of Catholic Relief Services, Father Jenco was an inspiration to many, including fellow captive Anderson, because of his compassion and service to others.

The Jenco Foundation joined the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in 2011 as an endowment to ensure that it can forever honor Father Jenco’s legacy by recognizing unsung heroes throughout Appalachian Ohio.

The Jenco Awards recognize individuals of all ages for their service contributions. Their service demonstrates direct, caring action that contributes to the quality of life of individuals living in Appalachian Ohio. Their commitment to others is not simply a part of their daily jobs or for a school project; it is a passion.

Jenco Award nominations are encouraged across areas essential to quality of life, including arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services. For information on how to nominate someone visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Jenco or call 740-753-1111.

Gifts to the Jenco Foundation Fund are tax deductible and can be made in a number of ways, including cash, gifts in wills, and life insurance. Thanks to FAO’s current match opportunity, gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 per donor until June 30, 2020. To make a gift today, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Jenco.

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