United Way of Peterborough and District today announced the 2016 recipient of the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction. The annual award was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize change within the community.
This year’s recipient was renowned community leader and lawyer Stephen Kylie. On hand for the presentation was selection committee member and United Way Board member David Wills, who stated, “There were a number of outstanding nominees, and at the end of the day Stephen was the unanimous choice of the committee.”
Adding an air of special seemliness the original recipients and award namesake Paul and Ina Scholfield were on hand to witness the presentation. Board Chair David Fell noted, “The commitment of volunteers to our community is unparalleled, and the quality of leadership demonstrated by Mr. and Mrs Schofield all the way through these last 12 years, to today’s recipient Steve Kylie, demonstrates that fact.”
Taking a lighter air, CEO Jim Russell noted that “at some point Steve is just going to have to start turning down awards and accolades, just out of fairness to others,” a reference to the fact that Mr. Kylie most recently won the Chamber’s Business person of the year as well as being appointed the incoming Chair of Trent University.
Past award recipients have been Bill Strode, John Martyn, People First, Survivors Abreast, Marie Bongard, and Roy Brady.
The Community Campaign Continues until January 19, 2016 and members of the public are encouraged to donate.