Grace Johnson Award
Grace Johnson (1925 - 2001)
Grace Johnson lived in Wayland for 45 years and was a committed community volunteer. She contributed hands-on work to numerous charitable organizations and served on several community non-profit boards. Grace was deeply committed to hospice and served on the Board of the Friends of Hospice, becoming their president. Grace was also a member of Parmenter’s Board of Trustees, assuming a key role in the success of Parmenter’s capital campaign to furnish, equip and open the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence. While she accepted leadership roles, she also took on the role of caring neighbor. Grace’s quiet strength, her generous spirit and her seemingly endless reserve of commitment to making her community a better, more compassionate place to live earned her the respect and admiration of all who knew her.
In 2005, to annually recognize outstanding volunteers, The Parmenter Foundation established the Grace Johnson Volunteer Appreciation Award. Along with the award for outstanding service, the recipient also receives a modest appreciation gift card.
We invite management, staff and volunteers of our grantee organizations to nominate a volunteer(s) who best exemplifies all the wonderful qualities of Grace Johnson.
Nominations from grantee organizations are due June 1st of each year. Each fall, we look to recognize a new, deserving Grace Johnson Volunteer Appreciation Award recipient.