LCF Seeking Award Nominations

The Lenawee Community Foundation is seeking nominations for three awards that will be presented at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2023. These three awards are The Lenawee Leadership Award, the Stubnitz Award, and the Incito Award.

The Lenawee Leadership Award honors individuals or couples, who exemplify the underlying principle that the future of our county will be determined by the quality of its leadership. Selection criteria include residency and volunteer service in Lenawee County, leadership over time, and volunteerism in a variety of ways in the areas of civic projects, culture, health, education, or social services. Formerly known as the Maple Leaf Award, The Lenawee Leadership Award acknowledges the county-wide focus and encompasses all aspects of the quality of life in Lenawee. The award is a perfect fit with the Lenawee Community Foundation, its philanthropic leadership, and its mission to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Lenawee in the areas of civic projects, culture, health, education, and social services.

The Stubnitz Award recognizes a person demonstrating exemplary commitment to Lenawee County through volunteering with health and human service organizations and assisting with meeting the basic needs of local residents. This award is named in memory of Maurice Stubnitz, founder of Stubnitz-Greene Spring Corporation in Adrian in the 1930s, and community philanthropist. The award recipient will exemplify Lenawee Cares, a program of the Lenawee Community Foundation.

The Incito Award honors a young person, age 40 and under, who has emerged as a community leader by demonstrating a commitment to volunteerism, philanthropy, and leadership with Lenawee Cares and other organizations in our community. The award is named ‘incito’, which is defined to inspire, excite, spur, increase, hasten, or urge forward. The award will recognize an active volunteer, who volunteers through Lenawee Cares and exemplifies a spirit of caring.

The Lenawee Community Foundation is honored to recognize outstanding community volunteers and leaders, and the impact they have on our community today and into the future. Please consider submitting a nomination for The Lenawee Leadership, Stubnitz, or Incito Award.

Nominations are due by February 21, 2023. The nomination forms for the awards are available on our website — Click on About in the top toolbar, and then Awards in the dropdown list. If you have questions or would like a nomination form mailed or emailed to you, contact Cynthia Heady at the Lenawee Community Foundation at or 517.263.4696


Cynthia Heady is the Director of Development & External Engagement of the Lenawee Community Foundation. Your Community Foundation assists individuals, corporations, and organizations in fulfilling their charitable goals for our community. For information on how to get involved with the Lenawee Community Foundation and help to build a better community, call 517.263.4696 or contact

We look forward to collaborating with you.