Thank you for taking the time to recommend candidates for Ingram’s Local Heroes awards, an annual recognition of individuals in the Kansas City region for their exceptional commitment to philanthrophy and voluntarism on behalf of non-profit organizations. Please provide names and contact information for your candidates, whether they are part of your organization or another. We also ask that you include a brief statement of why you believe they are among the region’s most caring, compassionate and committed givers, provide metrics (donation amounts, volunteer hours, etc.) if possible. The deadline for consideration in 2017 is Friday, Oct. 27, and the Local Heroes will be published in the December Philanthropy edition.