Philip R. Hollenbaugh Photography Endowment Fund
Cody Wallace, a fifth grader at Eastern Hancock Elementary School, was the winner of the first, annual Philip R. Hollenbaugh Memorial Prize in conjunction with the 2005 Riley Festival Photography Contest and Exhibit. Cody was the winner from the Children’s Division (age 12 & under). Cody received a ribbon and certificate from the Foundation as well as a $50.00 gift certificate. In addition, his school received a $300.00 grant from the Philip R. Hollenbaugh fund to use for a youth photography education initiative.
Philip R. Hollenbaugh was a local portrait and wedding photographer in the Greenfield community for over thirty years. Phil began his career in photography in 1962 after writing a term paper about the subject for high school. He had interviewed then local photographer Dale Briles of DaJo Photography. He became Mr. Briles’ assistant until 1975 when he and his wife Pamela opened a local photography studio on South State Street. He was deeply committed to providing full service to his clients, local schools, and the community. His mother, Marjorie Roberts, wished to honor his legacy and established the Philip R. Hollenbaugh Fund to recognize Phil’s dedication to his art and to his community. Mrs. Roberts was able to meet Cody and help present this first ever award at the Riley Festival.
Then Board member Cherie Burrow was instrumental in the organization of this new award and HCCF is grateful to her for the hard work and creative thinking behind its implementation.