Rock Island Community Foundation honors Don Wooten, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center at May 9 event, “Give Thanks Rock Island”


The Rock Island Community Foundation honored a Rock Island Philanthropist of the Year and an Outstanding Organization at its “Give Thanks Rock Island” event on Thursday, May 9.

The inaugural honorees are Don Wooten, individual, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center, Organization.

Royal Neighbors of America is the award sponsor. Each received $1,000 from Royal Neighbors. The Individual honoree will designate the gift to the nonprofit organization of his choice.

The event was held at the Quad City Botanical Center.

“Give Thanks Rock Island is intended to celebrate the wonderful legacy of philanthropy in our community. We are grateful to Royal Neighbors of America for their generous sponsorship,” said Sara Darrow, Board president.

In 2018 The Rock Island Community Foundation awarded a total of $110,951 to 62 nonprofit organizations that provide services to Rock Island residents.

The Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in its 52-year history

The mission of the foundation is “To promote the civic needs and general welfare of the citizens of Rock Island.”

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