Eric Wolfe '04 to Receive 'Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders'

Eric Wolfe '04 to Receive 'Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders'

June 3, 2005

ericwolfe2.gifJune 3, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Eric Wolfe, coordinator of Putnam County's 4Community and a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a recipient of the 2005 Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders. The award, which recognizes outstanding leaders ages 19-29 from across Indiana, includes a $1,000 prize. Wolfe will be among 12 young leaders honored during a June 23 luncheon at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

"I am very honored to be recognized out of so many qualified Hoosiers," Wolfe says. "It means a great deal and provides me with encouragement to continue working on projects that I think will improve our local community and state."

He adds, "I attribute much of the success that I have to growing up in rural Indiana with solid family values, acquiring a quality liberal arts education from DePauw University, and having so many supportive mentors throughout the state." 

EricWolfe was named coordinator of 4 Community, an initiative of the United Way of Putnam County, in January. He ran unsuccessfully for state representative last fall (read more here) and has served as executive director of the National Youth Directions Council in Washington, D.C.