Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award

Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award2013 Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award winner: Matthew A. Marvin

Matthew A. Marvin was one of those special people who understood the value of being involved and who cherished the opportunity to generously give back to his hometown.

This award is given each year to someone who, like Matt, knows the importance of serving your community to help make it better.  This award recognizes an individual who has selflessly served the community with vision, humility, dedication and enthusiasm.

We are looking for nominees for the 2018 award. Entry Deadline: September 13, 2018.  The winner will be announced at the Foundation’s annual Fall Grant and Donor Reception.

Click here for the nomination form.

The 2017 Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award winner is Marjorie F. PhillipsMarjorie accepted the award at the Foundation’s Fall Grant and Donor reception on October 26, 2017.

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.


Marjorie F. Phillips accepts her 2017 Matthew A. Marvin Community Impact Award.



Award winners:

2013:  Matthew A. Marvin

2014: David A. Steenrod (posthumously)

2015: Alan Wenzel

2016: Bill Kloos

2017: Marjorie F. Phillips