MARLBOROUGH — Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant is seeking nominations for the 2023 Humanitarian of the Year Award. This award is given biennially to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Marlborough community through their humanitarian efforts. This individual will be recognized for their selfless dedication and service to others and who exemplifies compassion and community spirit.
The deadline for nominations is April 28 and may be submitted to the Mayor’s Office.
Marlborough Humanitarian awardees are honored every other year at the Mayor’s Charity Ball. The last event took place in 2018 due to the pandemic. This biennial event was started in 1960 by Mayor Kusson Haddad, out of deep compassion for neighbors in need. The proceeds from the charitable evening replenish the Mayor’s Charity Relief Fund that assists community members during emergencies and times of duress. These funds help those who may have exhausted all other avenues of assistance and are not utilized regularly, but for unforeseen circumstances.
“The award is open to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian service and whose accomplishments reflect a true passion for helping others. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership, dedication, and innovation in their efforts to improve the lives of others beyond the scope of their job. We encourage you to take this opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of someone you know who has made a significant difference in the lives of others making a positive impact to our community,” said Vigeant.
Nominees must be available to attend the Mayor’s Charity Benefit scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at The Burrow, 1000 Green District Blvd. Questions about the benefit can be addressed to the co-chairs, Meredith Harris, 508-801-2134, or Bob Kays, 508-981-2960.
Humanitarian of the Year submissions may be addressed to the Mayor’s Office, Marlborough City Hall, 140 Main St., or email to [email protected].