The LaGrange County Community Foundation welcomes nominations for the 2018 Heart of Gold award. The award recognizes individuals in LaGrange County who have made an extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and serving others. The individual will be chosen based on qualities that reflect their selfless acts of kindness, even in challenging situations, to help individuals and the community take advantage of opportunities and create positive change.

HOW TO MAKE A NOMINATION: Click below to make an online nomination today or download a printable form here. Printed nomination forms should be sent to the Community Foundation office. You can also pick up nomination forms at our office during regular business hours.  

Nominations will not be accepted for family members, prior recipients, or for individuals.  


Nominations for the 2018 award close Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. The Heart of Gold recipient will be announced at the Heart of Gold breakfast November 3 in Shipshewana. All of the nominees, along with a family member and the individual that made the nomination, will be invited to attend the breakfast. Each individual will be recognized for their positive influence in our community. The Heart of Gold recipient will be given the opportunity to direct $1,000 to a charity from an approved charitable organization list.