Norman Melhiser Annual Samaritan Awards Dinner
Save the date for next year's awards dinner on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Huber's Orchard & Winery!
Meet our Speaker
After losing his father to suicide at age six, Jacob grew up plagued by debilitating anxiety and depression. He hid his mental illness for over 20 years, which cost him countless jobs, relationships, and nearly his life. With the help of family and peer supporters, he was finally able to take ownership of his mental health.
Understanding the positive role of peer support in his journey, Jacob created NoStigmas as a place where people could connect, share their story, and learn about mental health without feeling alone or ashamed. In 2011, it became recognized as a nonprofit charity. Learn more about Jacob or NoStigmas.
Making a Nomination
There are four chances to recognize individuals and businesses making an impact in the community: The Nancy and John Keck Non-Profit Award, the Alice and Richard Schleicher Individual Award, the Les and Virginia Albro For-Profit Business Award, and the Diane Fischer Award of Excellence.
For more information on each award and to submit a nomination, please click the button above. All nominations for 2017 awards are due April 1.
Check out last year's honorees below.
Congratulations to the 2016 award winners!