Celebrate Clay

Summary

Celebrate Clay was created in 2009 by The Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc. to recognize, reward, and encourage community service within Clay County. Annual cash awards are presented to non-profit groups providing outstanding services, as selected by a panel of judges who vote the best for that year. Since 2009, the Reinhold Foundation has awarded $690,000 to more than 100 nonprofit organizations at its annual “Celebrate Clay” community service awards breakfast. Click below for the lists of past award recipients:

2009 Recipients, 2010 Recipients2011 Recipients, 2012 Recipients, 2013 Recipients, 2014 Recipients, 2015 Recipients, 2016 Recipients2017 Recipients, and 2018 Recipients.

2018 Celebrate Clay Award Recipients

2018 Celebrate Clay Award Recipients - $75,000 in cash awards and community service recognition

2018 Awards Program

$75,000 was awarded at the 2018 Celebrate Clay Awards Breakfast as follows (click here for a complete list of all 2018 Celebrate Clay Award Recipients):

Thirty (30) $750 Category Awards;

Ten (10) $1,500 Special Judges’ Awards;

Three (3) $2,500 Special Judges' Outstanding Volunteer Awards;

One (1) $5,000 Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award;

One (1) $5,000 Executive Director Award (optional award at the discretion of the judges);

Two (2) $5,000 "Judges’ Choice" Awards; and

One (1) $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award of the Year.

*Note: Volunteer and executive director awards recognize outstanding individuals for their community service. The cash awards are provided to the nominating nonprofit organization which they serve.

2018 Paul E Reinhold Award to Challenge Enterprises

Katie Vineyard accepts the 2018 $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award on behalf of Challenge Enterprises of North Florida. (Katie Vineyard, Chief Operating Officer, Challenge Enterprises, with George Egan, Reinhold Foundation Trustee.)

Chance Irvine of Penney Retirement Community receives Volunteer of the Year Award

Chance Irvine of Penney Retirement Community receives the 2018 Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award.(From left: Peggy Bryan, George Egan, and Chance Irvine.)

Zac West receives 2018 Extraordinary Executive Director Award

Zac West of Young Life Clay County receives the 2018 Extraordinary Executive Director Award. (Zac West accepts award from George Egan.)

Award Categories

Arts & Culture; Civic Community Service; Community Programs; Education & Literacy; Environment & Ecology; Health & Human Services; Senior Services and Accomplishments; Church/Service Outreach Programs; Accomplishments by Youth; Service to Youth & Families

Note: The final award categories are determined at the discretion of the Foundation.

Click here for detailed information on the awards and categories.

2018 Judges

A panel of five judges including three volunteers from the community and two representatives from the Foundation voted on the best projects and volunteers of 2017 to determine the winners of the 2018 cash awards. 

2018 Celebrate Clay Judges

2018 Celebrate Clay Judges with Amy Parker, Executive Director, Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation (left to right): Fred Meiners, CEO, Seamark Ranch; Neely P. Towe, Reinhold Family Member; Stephanie Massey, Head of School, Grace Episcopal Day School; Amy Pope-Wells, President/Owner, Link Staffing; George M. Egan, President, Reinhold Corporation, and Reinhold Family Member; and Amy Parker. 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and not a "private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Every 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the First Coast area, regardless of size, is eligible, as long as the project submitted actively supports citizens of Clay County and the sponsoring organization validates its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (including proof that it is not a "private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the IRC). Applications that do not contain proof of the organization’s 501(c)(3) status will not be accepted.

Save the Date

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Celebrate Clay Awards Breakfast

Assistance

Any questions should be directed to Amy Parker (904) 269-5857, ext. 404, or aparker (at) reinhold.net.

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