Georgia and Travis Fojtasek have been named the 2019 recipients of the Community Foundation Philanthropy Award by the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) and the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA).
The couple are volunteers, former trustees and past committee members of the Jackson Community Foundation. They were honored at CMF’s 47th Annual Conference on October 7, 2019. The award was presented by Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO, MNA, along with Monica Moser, president and CEO of the foundation and the Honorable Carlene Walz LeFere, past chair of the foundation and 2018 recipient of the Community Foundation Philanthropy Award.
The Community Foundation Philanthropy Award was established by CMF and MNA in 2006 to honor a living individual or couple for service as both volunteer/trustee and donor to help grow community philanthropy in Michigan on behalf of one or more community foundations.
The Fojtasek’s each served nine-year terms as trustees for the Jackson Community Foundation and were deeply engaged in some of the foundation’s most active committees. The pair launched an endowment through the foundation to support students with financial need who are going into the field of nursing; the fund is now in its 15th year. They were also celebrated for their volunteer efforts in the community.
“We were only able to highlight a few of the many contributions Georgia and Travis have made to our community,” said Monica Moser, president and CEO of the Jackson Community Foundation. “I cannot express how proud and thankful I am that they have been a constant support to JCF and what a wonderful example of volunteerism and philanthropy they are in the community they call home”.