Liberty Bank is accepting nominations for its 21st annual Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award. The application deadline is Friday, September 10 and the recipient will be recognized this fall.
Since 2001, Liberty Bank’s Foundation has presented the Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award to individuals who have made outstanding and ongoing contributions to the cause of promoting and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities served by the Bank. It is named in honor of the late Willard McRae, past chairman of the Liberty Bank Board of Directors and a founding member of the Liberty Bank Foundation Board of Directors. A lifelong Middletown resident who passed away in early 2016, Willard was known for his extraordinary commitment to equal access and opportunities for all, regardless of economic status, race, background, disability, or other factors. His contributions to children’s mental health, education, and human services made a positive difference for thousands of people.
Through involvement with a community service organization, the award recipient will have enhanced the quality of life by raising awareness that diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice are sources of strength. He/she will be a leader in building positive relationships between different people – relationships in which they view their differences as assets, not liabilities.
To nominate someone for Liberty Bank's Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award, please complete an application by September 10, 2021.
Eligibility Criteria and Past Winners
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