Winona Health Seeks Nominations for Community Service Award | Community

The Winona Health Foundation is inviting nominations for the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute. Nomination forms are available online at and will be accepted until Friday, February 11.

The Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute recognizes an outstanding individual, individuals or community organization for having made a significant difference and positive impact on the Winona area and/or Winona Health. This may include generosity of time, mind, energy and/or charitable donations.

The Ben & Adith Miller community service tribute is now in its 34th year. The tribute was created by the late community philanthropist Benjamin A. Miller on behalf of his wife, Adith.

The Community Service Tribute recipient is selected by a committee of community members and past recipients. Last year’s winner was Rachelle Schultz.

“Rachelle embodies the legacy of Ben and Adith Miller Tribute, and I appreciate her wisdom and leadership,” said Ann MacDonald, retired director of learning and development at Winona Health during the presentation. last year. MacDonald recalled an executive meeting in February 2020, when Schultz said we couldn’t sit and wait for the COVID-19 virus to show up at our front door; we need to get out of our walls and work with our employers, cities, counties and other community partners to understand what is happening and help manage effectively. MacDonald added: “Rachelle was proactive in preparing for everything that was to come and through her leadership a much worse situation was averted.”

In addition to a special recognition dinner at the Cedar Valley Restaurant, the family of Ben and Adith Miller and RTP Company honor the recipient with a $25,000 contribution to the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund to help individuals and families of the region to pay their medical expenses.

Applications are accepted until Friday, February 11. To submit an entry, visit If you have any questions, call the Winona Health Foundation at 507-457-4394.

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