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IMC Consulting & Training is now accepting applications for the $25,000 Edwin Toolis Memorial Award.

 The Toolis award offers up to $25,000 in pro bono services to qualified 501(c)3 organizations from Sacramento to Fresno. Management services include strategic planning facilitation, board development, team-building, marketing, human resources, and organizational development.

 Past award recipients include the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, DMC Foundation, Oakdale Cowboy Museum and the Howard Training Center.  

“Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals and creating task forces improved board accountability,” said museum president, Bill Sanguinetti. 

HTC executive director Claudia Miller agreed, “both the board of directors and our organization experienced multiple benefits. Initial IMC work with strategic planning, assessment, and market positioning helped us focus resources and efforts. As HTC moved forward, IMC provided support and guidance in community outreach, board development, and effective social media use.”

Toolis passed away in December of 2005. He was a former associate and finance specialist with IMC for five years. He was also two-time past president of the Service Corp of Retired Executives. During his career he managed a $1.2 billion dollar budget for 14 companies in two countries.

“Ed was frequently recognized for his professionalism and generosity”, said IMC principal, Michael Loschke. “We are grateful to the non-profit community and honor Ed’s name by carrying on the tradition at IMC.”

The award process coincides with November’s National Philanthropy month which celebrates the spirit of giving.  Criteria and applications can be downloaded at and must be postmarked by Dec. 1.