Community Hall of Fame Banquet
November 18, 2014
South Bend Century Center
We distributed 470 tickets for the 2014 banquet, which is expected to be among our best in terms fund-raising. We inducted five individuals and two couples into the Hall of Fame. We also honored three local organizations with special awards, and presented the Ideal Baldoni Distinguished Public Service award to a former elected official. All inductees and award winners received engraved plaques to commemorate the occasion. Please take the time to read about all of our honorees elsewhere on this web site.
Sponsorships this year exceeded those of past years. Some the sponsorships included not
just the banquet, but funding for the newly designed Wall of Fame in Century Center,
which was unveiled on the night of the banquet. The convention facility had pledged half the estimated $50,000 cost of renovating the Wall, provided that the SBAA could raise the other half. The banquet enabled us to reach that goal. We extend special thanks to Burkhart Advertising, the Communications Co., WNIT and the Center for History for their special contributions to the new Wall of Fame. SBAA Board members Ryan Kring and Dan Schmidtendorff spearheaded the renovation effort and worked tirelessly to finish the wall in time for the banquet.
The primary purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those who have distinguished themselves and our community. A secondary purpose is to raise funds to support extra- and co-curricular activities in South Bend’s public schools. Those activities do not receive tax dollars for all of their needs. The Alumni Association’s Co-Ex Grants program, funded from proceeds of the Hall of Fame Banquet, provides grants to those activities. In exchange, students are required to perform community service as a pay-back. Please check out the Co-Ex tab at the left side of the home page for more information.
We wish to thank the following sponsors for their support
of the 2014 Community Hall of Fame Banquet:
Title Sponsor: Teachers Credit Union
Honor Roll Sponsors
1st Source Bank
The Cressy Foundation
Gates Automotive Group
Silver Star Sponsors
Chris and Carmi Murphy
Center for Hospice Care
South Bend Education Foundation
Center for History
Parkwood Auto Spas
Joseph A. Bauters
Hall of Fame Information
To publicly recognize individuals whose achievements and services have distinguished both themselves and the South Bend community.
To provide a visible tribute to Hall of Fame inductees for residents and visitors to our community, enabling them to learn how these people made our community what it is today.
Hall of Fame Categories of Recognition
These are categories to be considered by the Search Committee, but the search for honorees is not limited to this list, and the list can be amended as needed. Often nominees qualify in more than one category.
- Arts—Architecture, Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
- Business and Industry
- Historical (people who have been deceased fifty or more years)
- Public/Community Service
- Science & Technology
1. Candidates must have resided or worked in the South Bend Community for ten (10) or more years
(a) South Bend Community is defined by the Hall of Fame Committee
2. Candidates must have notable personal achievements and/or made notable contributions at the local, state, national or international level.
PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATING HALL OF FAME CANDIDATES
There is no official nomination form If a person you are nominating meets the eligibility requirements, simply send written nominations to: South Bend Community Hall of Fame, c/o South Bend Alumni Association, 215 South St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601 including:
1. A detailed biography and
2. Two letters supporting the nomination.
Please include the following information.
COMPLETE NAME OF CANDIDATE: _________________________________________
NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTING THIS NOMINATION:_______________________________
The Hall of Fame Organizing Committee welcomes and considers only written and documented nominations. A Search Committee seeks out qualified candidates and sends a list of 20 or more nominees’ names to a Selection Committee that compiles a list of 8-10 candidates in order of choice for induction. An Oversight Committee reviews the work of the Selection Committee and reports to the Hall of Fame Organizing Committee. There is a one-year waiting period from the time a person is first nominated to the time he/she can be inducted.
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