June 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – John Bloor, executive director of The Threshold, Inc., accepted the Founders’ Service Award presented this week by the West Bend Community Foundation.
“This is a very nice surprise,” said Bloor.
The West Bend Community Foundation looked at non-profit organizations in Washington County, the services provided, the longevity and what the organization means to the community.
“We have been recipients of some funding from the Foundation in the past. I’m sure there are other worthy non-profits in the community but this means a lot,” said Bloor.
The Threshold, Inc. has been in place 54 years making a difference in the lives of 1,000 people with disabilities each year in Washington County.
Kevin Steiner is chairman of the Foundation’s grant committee. “This year we awarded about $150,000 to 16 organizations and the Founders’ Service Award is made in honor of Cliff Nelson and Doug Ziegler,” he said.
“The Threshold is a pillar of the community and a good role model for other non-profits; it’s amazing the spectrum of services they provide.”
West Bend Mutual works directly with The Threshold, Inc. and its Project Search.
“We all should be proud The Threshold is part of this community,” said Steiner.
The award reads, “In sincere appreciation for outstanding vision, dedication, service, and commitment to the community of Washington County.”