Contribution to Culture Awards

High-quality cultural experiences are made possible by the support of artists, musicians, historians, volunteers, and organizations.  We believe that those who work behind the scenes to create the events and to support our cultural organizations should also be recognized, for they enhance the cultural experience we all enjoy.

From 2010 through 2014, BCCC recognized the following cultural super heroes with Contribution to Culture awards.

2014 Contribution to Culture Awards
Lifetime Contribution to Culture: Neal Gladstone
Outstanding Contribution to Heritage: South Benton Library Project
Outstanding Contribution to the Humanities: Be Davison-Herrera     Outstanding Contribution to the Arts: Carol Mason
Business Contribution to Culture:  The Drawing Board

2013 Contribution to Culture Awards
Lifetime Contribution to Culture: Sue Borden
Outstanding Contribution to Heritage: Ross Parkerson
Outstanding Contribution to the Humanities: Mary Van Denend         Outstanding Contribution to the Arts: Cynthia Spencer
Business Contribution to Culture:  Gracewinds Music

2012 Contribution to Culture Awards
Lifetime Contribution to Culture: Sally Mc Bride
Outstanding Contribution to the Humanities: Linda Gelbrich
Outstanding Contribution to Heritage: B.A.Beierle
Outstanding Contribution to the Arts: Angela Carlson
Business Contribution to Culture: Corvallis Gazette-Times
Business Contribution to Culture: Old World Deli Owner, Ted Cox

2011 Contribution to Culture Awards
Lifetime Contribution to Art: Sara Swanberg
Lifetime Contribution to Music : Craig Leman
Lifetime Contribution to Heritage:  David Livingston
Outstanding Contribution to Culture: Walter Frankel
Business Contribution to Culture:
Grass Roots Books and Music 
co-owners, Jack Wolcott and Sandy Smith

2010 Contribution to Culture Awards
Lifetime Contribution to Music: Joan Caldwell
Lifetime Contribution to Art: Emily Steele
Business Contribution to Culture:
          Footwise owners, Peter Wendel and Dee Mooney

 

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