John D. Hamilton Community Service Award


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Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Since its inception in 1993, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has had the honor of presenting the John D. Hamilton Community Service Award to an individual or group who has “demonstrated dedication, leadership, and support in furthering community spirit.” It is proud to announce Peter and Holly Sullivan are this year’s recipients.

Peter, a life-long Jamestown resident, and Holly, a Berea, Ohio native, met while students at Miami University (Ohio); the rest is history! Married in 1969, and parents to Katy, Lindsey, and Judson, the Sullivans devoted their lives to enriching the lives of others in Chautauqua County.

Together, they volunteered their time and energies to many worthwhile causes. Peter, retired from PB Sullivan and Company, is a past United Way campaign chair; Jamestown YMCA campaign chair and current board member; Sheldon Foundation Board of Directors member and current president; past WCA Hospital campaign committee member; and Friends of Midway member, leading the renovations for the mini-golf course. In addition, he held positions with the Boys and Girls Club, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown Prendergast Library, and Chautauqua Institution Foundation.

Holly, a teacher at the former Euclid Elementary School, contributed her time and talents as past president for Reg Lenna Center for the Arts; WCA Hospital Board of Directors member and ER campaign advisory member; Lucy-Desi Center founding member and board member; and past United Way co-chair. She is a past Woman of the Year (1984) and Court Appointed Special Advocates Person of the Year, 2016.

These are only some of the ways in which the Sullivans have, together and individually; demonstrated the ideals on which the John D. Hamilton Community Service Award was founded.