Nominees sought for Coshocton Steel Magnolia Award

| August 1, 2019

COSHOCTON – Nominations are now open for Coshocton-area residents to be considered for the Steel Magnolia Award, the Middletown Community Foundation has announced.

Women who have overcome obstacles to positively impact the Coshocton community have the opportunity to earn recognition as Steel Magnolia Award recipients in the program funded by the AK Steel Foundation. Up to 13 awards are given annually, limited to no more than one recipient per AK Steel U.S. location. Each recipient designates a $2,500 donation to an eligible charity of her choice.

The award honors women of all ages who have faced personal adversity and have shown exceptional strength, courage, compassion and leadership through their work in support of their communities.

“The AK Steel Foundation is proud to fund the Steel Magnolia Awards to honor women who have overcome adversity and serve as a shining example to others,” said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel.

Middletown Community Foundation Executive Director Traci Barnett added, “We are honored to facilitate the Steel Magnolia Award program for the AK Steel Foundation. Throughout the 11 years since the program was created, we have been able to recognize dozens of outstanding women who have overcome great obstacles to make a positive impact in their community.”

Nominations, which should take the form of an essay of 500 words or less, must be submitted to the program administrator, the Middletown Community Foundation, no later than Sept. 30. Nominees must live in the vicinity of an AK Steel facility. Association with AK Steel is not a requirement for nomination and will have no bearing on the nominee’s consideration.

Visit to view complete requirements and obtain a nomination form. For more information, contact the Middletown Community Foundation at 513-424-7369.

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