Nominations are now open for residents in
the vicinity of an AK Steel facility to be considered for the
fifth annual Steel Magnolia Award.
Women who have overcome obstacles to
positively impact their communities have the opportunity to earn
recognition as 2013 Steel Magnolia Award recipients in the program
funded by the AK Steel Foundation. Up to 10 awards are given
annually, limited to no more than one recipient per AK Steel
U.S. location per year. Each recipient designates a $1,000
donation to an eligible charity of her choice.
The award honors women of all ages who have
faced personal adversity and have shown exceptional strength,
courage, compassion and leadership through their work in support
of their communities.
Nominations, which should take the form of
an essay of 500 words or less, must be submitted to the program
administrator, the Middletown Community Foundation, are due July. 31, 2013. Nominees must live in the vicinity of an AK Steel
facility. Association with AK Steel is not a requirement for
nomination and will have no bearing on the nominee’s
Eligible communities are greater Ashland,
Ky.; Butler, Pa.; Columbus and Rockport, Ind.; and Coshocton,
Mansfield, Middletown, Walbridge, West Chester and Zanesville,
view complete requirements and obtain a nomination form. For
more information, contact the Middletown Community Foundation at
513-424-7369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.