The Gerald E. Bruce Award was established to recognize Ford Alumni who have unselfishly worked to better their communities. Gerry Bruce was an original member of The Ford Family Foundation Board of Directors. He was a risk taker and a very involved citizen of Douglas County. After his death, this award was established in his memory to recognize Ford Alumni who are community leaders and who exhibit loyalty to the Foundation’s core values of integrity, stewardship, respect, independence and community.
The Foundation seeks applicants from our alumni who represent Gerry Bruce’s qualities and vision of leadership, including:
* Significant professional achievement and an entrepreneurial spirit
* Demonstrated leadership, civic responsibility and the values of the Foundation in their work and service, and
* A strong propensity for “giving back”
All Ford Scholars, Ford Opportunity Scholars, and Ford ReStart Scholars from the Classes of 1994 through 2008 are eligible to be considered for this award in 2018.
The selected recipient will be recognized with a plaque, and a donation of $5,000 made to a non-profit organization of the recipient’s choice. The presentation to the awardee will take place on June 30 at the awards conference for Ford Scholars at Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon.