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The Summit Foundation awards those who give back

Recipients of Philanthropy Awards from the Summit Foundation on Nov. 17.

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The Summit Foundation awards those who give back

The Summit Foundation hosted the 26th annual celebration and award ceremony for National Philanthropy Day on Thursday. The award ceremony is an opportunity to recognize and thank the people of Summit County for their support.

The foundation awards individuals, organizations and businesses for their philanthropic efforts in Summit County.

The community was able to send in nominations for 10 categories: outstanding board member, citizen, educator, professional, philanthropist, volunteer, youth, youth mentor, business and nonprofit.

The event was held at the Copper Conference Center. Over the past 26 years the foundation has given out 266 awards in the Summit County community.

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Philanthropy Award Recipients

Outstanding Board Member: Pat Kopystiankskyj, Summit Community Care Clinic board president

Outstanding Business: Fatty’s Pizzeria

Outstanding Citizens: Marsha and Cary Cooper

Outstanding Community Organization: Summit County Rescue Group

Outstanding Educator: Drew Adkins, Principal at Summit High School

Dr. Oliver Stonington Outstanding Philanthropists: Mary Jane “MJ” and Hans Wurster

Outstanding Professional at a Non-profit Organization: Dave Miller, Director of Education and Program Sustainability at the Keystone Science School

Outstanding Volunteer: Julie Keble, the Patrick Mahaney Flight For Life Memorial Park

David Olbright Outstanding Youth Mentors: Cameron and Doug Laidlaw, founders of Summit Stix lacrosse program

Outstanding Youth: Orion Van Oss

Community Collaboration Award: Clean Energy Collective Summit County

Spirit of the Summit Award: Life Guard 2 Crew, honoring Dave Repsher, Mike Bowe and the late Patrick Mahaney who died in the Flight For Life helicopter crash on July 3, 2015