A total of 17 educators will be recognized when the annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” event is celebrated for the 15th year on Oct. 19 at the Courtyard by Marriott. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
17 Hamilton area educators to be honored this week
Harry T. Wilks, a local attorney and benefactor, passed away in March 2014 at the age of 89. A 1943 graduate of Hamilton High School, Wilks was a longtime donor and supporter of charitable causes in the community. Having a lifelong belief in the importance of education, Wilks established a fund at the Foundation to provide program grants and honor dedicated educators. A tireless supporter of the arts, Wilks brought international recognition to the community by establishing Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.
The Hamilton Community Foundation is a public charity committed to improving the quality of life for the Greater Hamilton community and its residents. Founded in 1951 with one $5,000 fund, the Foundation now manages more than 700 charitable funds.