Call for Nominations

July 8th, 2014


Dollar Energy Fund’s Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Rivers Casino.  Each year during the luncheon, we present awards to community members who make a significant impact on the lives of limited-income clients served through Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program.  Dollar Energy Fund is currently seeking nominations for both our Betty Ann Simon Memorial Award and our Gold Eagle Awards.

In memory of Dollar Energy Fund’s founder, the Betty Ann Simon Memorial Award recognizes a leader who has “made significant contributions to the low income community through advocacy, low-income program advancements, program creation, legislation, and program funding attainment that have assisted Dollar Energy Fund clients and low-income clients throughout the state build a path to self sufficiency.”  The winner of this award will be publicly recognized at Dollar Energy Fund’s Annual Luncheon.  Also, Dollar Energy Fund will award the first utility assistance grant of the 2014-2015 program year in the name of the Betty Ann Simon Memorial Award recipient.

We invite you to nominate a community leader for this prestigious award by completing the Betty Ann Simon Award Nomination Form. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize leaders who strive to assist the low income community and make the world a better place.

Dollar Energy Fund’s Golden Eagle Awards are presented to representatives at our partnering community based organizations and utility companies, as well as community members who consistently “soar above and beyond” in their efforts to help Dollar Energy Fund assist our neighbors in need.  If you would like to nominate a deserving individual, please complete the Golden Eagle Nomination Form.

All nominations must be submitted no later than August 4, 2014, to be eligible for consideration. Forms may be submitted electronically to, or via fax to  Michelle Haudrich at 412-431-2085.

Last year, BNY Mellon Foundation was the recipient of the Betty Ann Simon Award. Kenya Boswell, Charitable Giving Manager, accepted the award on behalf of BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Hearth and Home Award
Golden Eagle Award winners in 2013 included Megan Murphy and Nancy Reader of Hearth & Home Furnishings. They were recognized for their commitment to helping their neighbors in need through hosting an annual fundraiser for Dollar Energy Fund.
Alphonso Randolf
Alphonso Randolf of Mount Washington Community Development Corporation was selected as a 2013 Golden Eagle Award recipient because of his efforts in assisting Dollar Energy Fund clients.

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