Recognizing the volunteer efforts of our local people and organizations

Call for Nominations

The Lower Umpqua Hospital Foundation is in its twelfth year of recognizing the voluntary efforts of our local people and organizations who work diligently to improve the health, wellness and safety within our community. Help us celebrate those who gave so much in 2023 by nominating them for this prestigious award. We are now accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Beacon Award. Both individuals and groups are eligible for recognition.

Each year we recognize one individual and one group who go above and beyond the call of duty to volunteer their time. Nominations must be received by March 31, 2022.

  • The person or group to be recognized must try to improve the health, wellness or safety of residents in coastal Douglas County (the Lower Umpqua Hospital District) outside their scope of employment.
  • The benefits can be for the community in general or a specific group.
  • Nominations are due by Thursday, March 31, 2023. There area several ways to submit your nomination:

c/o Lower Umpqua Hospital Foundation

600 Ranch Road

Reedsport, OR 97467

  • A presentation of the Beacon Award will be made during Hospital Week on Friday, May 13, 2022. Awardees will be videoed receiving the award. Video will be posted.
  • Recipients will be able to identify a local charitable program to receive a $100 award in their name from the Foundation.

Please submit a letter with the details below:

  • The name, address and phone number of the individual or group to be recognized.
  • An explanation of what this person or group has done to improve the health, wellness or safety of people in our community.
  • The role of this person or group in the effort.
  • Specifically, what group of community members have been served by the nominee’s volunteer work.
  • How health, wellness or safety of that group has improved.
  • How long or often this effort has been made.
  • Other pertinent details.

Name and contact information of the person making the nomination in the event additional information is needed.

13th Annual Beacon Awards Nomination Form

12th Annual Beacon Awards
Nominee contact information