Area briefs

Tipp native joins 84 Lumber

TIPP CITY — Corey Johnson has joined 84 Lumber Company, the nation’s largest privately held building materials and service provider to professional contractors, as a manager trainee at the company’s Troy store.

Johnson is a native of Tipp City, and is a 2014 graduate of University of Dayton.

The Troy store is located at 845 Arthur Drive and offers a wide variety of building products and services to homeowners and professional residential and commercial contractors.

Nominations sought

TIPP CITY — On Sept, 10, the Tipp City Area Community Foundations will honor that tradition of humanitarianism and good will by naming its annual “Philanthropist of the Year.” The recognition will be during the Foundations’ Donor Reception, held in the courtyard of the Hotel Gallery, Corner of Second and Main streets, downtown Tipp City.

The foundations are inviting nominations for its annual award at this time.

Nominees for the Award should be individuals or businesses with a proven record of exceptional generosity who demonstrate outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages other individuals or businesses to take philanthropic leadership roles.

The selection of the recipient will be determined by a committee of TCACF board members and past Award recipients. The identity of the winner will remain confidential until the Award is bestowed. All other nominees will remain permanently confidential.

If you know an individual, family or business that deserves recognition for their giving, please take time to say so by nominating them for this Award. Nomination forms are found on line at Contact Heather Bailey at 667-4499 for further information

Submissions are due by Aug. 30.

The Philanthropist of the Year Award was lauchned in 2013. The inaugural recipients of the award were Bob and Jackie Wahl. In the subsequent year, Stan Evans was the recipient.

Since 1943, the Tipp City Area Community Foundations has supported the charitable needs of Tipp City, Monroe Township and Bethel Township through grantmaking. Members of the Distribution Committee are Jim Ranft, chair, Heather Bailey, Dave Grim, Claire Cain Timmer and Jackie Wahl. Other trustees include Mary Bowman, Jesse Chamberlain, Joan Creech, Mike Lightle, Jim McKee, Marilyn Richards and Pete Schinaman.