On October 10, 2013 in conjunction with the Community Foundation's Annual Dinner Event, the Cosmopolitan Club of Rockford granted $6,000 with the announcement of this year's Uram Award. Congratulations to Roger Reithmeier, nominated by Carpenter's Place, the 2013 recipient of this year's Charles G. Uram award. The award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a person who embodies the values demonstrated by the late Charles (Chuck) G Uram.
Rockford Cosmo, Dan Clark Presents the Charles G Uram Award
Roger has served on the Board of Directors of Carpenter’s Place, YMCA, Crusader Health Foundation and the Klehm Arboretum Foundation to name a few. In addition, he has served in an Advisory role to the Rockford Park District and the Rockford Public Schools.
Roger’s leadership has been demonstrated by the successful Crusader Clinic on Broadway Campaign and several capital campaigns for the YMCA. Thanks to his efforts to help raise significant dollars, the public and those less fortunate have benefitted.
It is said that Roger is one of those few unique individuals who is always there in time of need to help and support in both good times and bad. He has served tirelessly and with distinction and has worked in collaboration with management and boards to develop sound financial plans and systems for their stability and future.
Roger Reithmeier has a commitment to excellence and is a selfless server for the good of his community --- A commitment that aptly reflects that of Chuck Uram. Roger was nominated by Carpenter's Place who was presented with a check from the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club for $5,000. Roger will be added to a distinguished list including Dale Sanders (2005), Harry Ritter (2006), Dan Loescher (2007), Jim Keeling (2008), Phil Turner (2009), Barbara Berman (2010) John Mink (2011) and Jean Morrow (2012.)
The Charles G Uram Lifetime Service Award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a person who embodies the values demonstrated by the late Charles G Uram. Also Congrats to the runners up Mike Broski, nominated by the YMCA, and Dave Rydell, nominated by Rockford Rescue Mission; both organizations received $500 cash grants.